December 27 Birthdays in History - December 27 Deaths - December 27 Events
1977 Kate Nelson, Evanston, Illinois, rhythmic gymnast 1996 Olympics
1975 Heather O'Rourke, born in San Diego, California, actress, Happy Days, Poltergeist
1975 Patrick Paauwe, Dutch soccer player, PSV, Graafschap
1973 Bill Clay, Yokosuka Japan, U.S. sprint cyclist 1996 Olympics
1973 Wilson Cruz, actor, My So Called Life, Ally McBeal
1972 Charles Way, NFL fullback for the New York Giants
1972 Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings
1972 Thomas Wilson Brown, actor, Jason-Knots Landing
1971 Bryan Smolinski, born in Toledo, Ohio, NHL forward, Team USA, Pitts Penguins
1971 James Stewart, NFL running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1970 Frank Messmer, WLAF defensive end for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1970 Lorenzo Neal, NFL fullback, NO Saints, New York Jets
1970 Mike Salmon, NFL/WLAF safety, Houston Oilers, Rhein Fire, San Francisco 49ers
1970 Steve Hoyem, WLAF offensive tackle for the Rhein Fire
1969 Chris Humbert, Modesto California, water polo 2m offense 1996 Olympics
1969 Suzanne Paxton, born in Baltimore, Maryland, fencer-foil 1996 Olympics
1969 Sarah Vowell, American Author
1968 Dean Palmer, Tallahassee, Florida, infielder for the Texas Rangers
1967 Niels Meijer, Dutch rock keyboardist, Bob Color
1966 Bill Goldberg, American Athlete
1965 Gamini Wickremasinghe, cricketer, Sri Lanka wicket-keeper
1964 David Tikolo, Kenyan cricket batsman, 1996 World Cup
1964 Randy Kirk, NFL outside linebacker, AZ Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers
1964 Steve Wallace, NFL tackle, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs
1964 Kevin Patterson, Canadian Writer
1963 Dana Chladek, Decin Czechoslovakia, U.S. slalom Kayak, Olympics-br/silver-92, 96
1963 Jim Leyritz, Lakewood, Ohio, catcher, New York Yankees
1963 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end for the Buffalo Bills
1962 Barbara Crampton, Levittown, New York, actress, Body Double, Young and Restless
1962 Sherri Steinhauer, Madison WI, LPGA golfer, 1992 du Maurier Ltd
1962 Timothy Hacker, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 10k runner
1961 Caroline Gowan, Greenville, South Carolina, LPGA golfer, South Carolina Women's Amat-1981, 83
1960 Maryam D'Abo, London, actress, Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept
1960 Terry Price, Rockhampton QLD, Australasia golfer
1959 Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker for the New England Patriots
1959 Mary Holland, born in San Diego, California, WPVA volleyballer
1958 Steven Glen Jones, Artesia, New Mexico, PGA golfer, 1988 AT&T Pebble Beach
1957 Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB, Florida, golfer, 1994 Standard Register-13th
1957 James Sanford, U.S. runner, world record 50m indoor
1956 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star, world record 1500 m/mile indoor
1956 Karen Hughes, American Politician
1953 Arthur Kent, newscaster [Scud Stud], NBC-Gulf War coverage
1953 Kevin Wright, cricketer, Australian wicket-keeper 1979
1952 Karla Bonoff, rock singer, New World, Restless Nights
1952 David Knopfler, British Musician
1951 William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner
1950 Terry Bozzio, rock drummer, Missing Persons-Hello I Love You
1948 Gerard Depardieu, France, actor, Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, Danton
1948 Larry Byrom, rocker, Steppenwolf-Hour of the World
1948 Tovah Feldshuh, New York City, actress, Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky
1947 Peter Criss, rocker, Kiss-Beth
1946 Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality, Youth
1946 Polly Toynbee, English Journalist
1944 Mick Jones, rock guitarist, Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is
1944 Tracy Nelson, Madison Wisconsin, singer and actress, Square Pegs
1944 Bob Brown, Australian Politician
1943 Cokie Roberts, newscaster, ABC-TV
1943 Dave Rowberry, Newcastle, rocker, Animals
1942 Mike Heron, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, born James Michael Heron, singer, songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, member of The Incredible String Band
1942 Thomas Menino, American Politician
1941 Leslie Maguire, rocker, Gerry and Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersey
1941 Michael Pinder, rocker, Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin
1940 Jerry Lambert, jockey, rode Native Diver
1939 John Amos, Newark, New Jersey, actor, Good Times, Coming to America
1936 Phil Sharpe, cricketer, England middle order batsman during 60's
1935 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
1934 Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnast, Gold Medals 1956, 1960, 1964 Olympics
1931 Scotty Moore, guitarist, for Elvis
1930 Jacqueline Fontijn, Flemish composer
1930 Meg Greenfield, U.S. politician
1930 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer, Boys of Winter, Hack
1926 Jerome Courtland, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, actor, Tonka, Tharus
1925 Michel Piccoli, Paris, France, actor, Topaz, Peril, May Fools
1924 James A. McClure, born in Payette, Idaho, Senator-R-Idaho 1973 - 1991, Representative-R-Idaho 1967 - 1973
1924 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania, 1961-78
1924 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect, Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen
1922 Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
1917 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist, P&O
1915 Mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress, Queen of the Jungle
1915 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
1914 Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer, Heaven Sees Red
1914 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter
1911 Anna Russell, born in London, England, possibly born in London, Ontario, birth name Maida Vale, Anna Claudia Russell-Brown, composer, singer, comedian, recording artist
1910 Jack Massey, groundsman
1910 Neville Crump, racehorse trainer
1910 Charles Olson, American Poet
1909 Johan[nes B] Schmitz, Dutch actor/reciter, Lucifer, MacBeth
1908 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet, Black Banners
1907 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
1907 Jan Willem van Otterloo, Dutch composer
1907 Nils-Eric Ringbom, composer
1907 Willem Van Otterloo, Winterwijk Holland, conductor, Melbourne 1967-71
1906 Ivan Brkanovic, composer
1906 Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer
1906 Oscar Levant, Pittsburgh, actor, American in Paris, Dance of Life
1902 Ferenc Szabo, composer
1901 Irene Handl, born in London, England, actress, Riding High, Morgan
1901 Marlene Dietrich, Berlin Germany, singer and actress, Blue Angel
1899 Paul Costello, U.S., double sculls, Gold Medals 1920, 1924, 1928 Olympics
1897 Iwan S. Konew, Russian marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
1896 Arch Ward, sportswriter, proposed baseball's all-star game
1896 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/U.S. playwright
1896 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician, Social Security Board
1896 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer, Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926
1895 Sig Arno, Hamburg, Germany, actor, Holiday in Havana
1892 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer
1890 Maurice Schoemaker, composer
1884 Bernard van Dieren, composer
1879 Robert Greig, Australia, actor, Horse Feathers
1879 Sydney Greenstreet, born in Sandwich, England, actor, Maltese Falcon
1869 Aurelien FM Lugne-Poe, French actor/stage manager, La Parade
1859 William Henry Hadow, composer
1856 Andre Gedalge, composer
1855 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
1852 Dom Joao G da Camara, Portuguese journalist/songwriter
1845 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer
1836 Henricus Oort, Dutch theologist, Leidse translation
1831 Lucius Fairchild, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1829 James Clay Rice, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1825 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer
1822 John Roberts, composer
1822 Louis Pasteur, Dole France, bacteriologist, pasturization
1816 Eliakim Parker Scammon, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1814 James Henry Carleton, Major General Union Army
1803 John ACA van Nispen Sevenaer, Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, 1848-75
1802 Thomas Fearnley, Norway, landscape painter
1801 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies, 1848-49
1800 John Goss, born in Fareham, England, composer, organist, wrote hymn 'Praise my Soul, the King of Heaven'
1773 George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics
1761 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Scot/Russian minister of War
1755 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen, 1827-36
1752 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer
1748 William Marshall, composer
1727 Arthur Murphy, Irish Writer
1721 Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher
1709 Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect, Royal Palace, Hague
1654 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician
1645 Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized
1571 Johann Kepler, born in Wurttemberg, Germany, astronomer, elliptical orbits
1571 Johannes Kepler, German Scientist
1555 Johann Arndt, German Lutherian theologist