February 27 Birthdays in History - February 27 Deaths - February 27 Events
1981 Josh Groban, born in Los Angels, California, singer, songwriter, actor, sold nearly 20 million albums, album, 'Josh Groban' went from gold to double-platinum
1980 Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton, 1993-2001
1976 Tony Gonzalez, tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs
1975 Christina Nigra, actress, Out of This World
1975 Dana Marie Lane, Cheyenne Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming 1996
1975 Duce Staley, running back for the Philadelphia Eagles
1975 Marcus Robinson, wide receiver for the Chicago Bears
1974 Chris Dishman, guard for the Arizona Cardinals
1974 Jim Maher, cricketer, Queensland lefty batsman victorious 1995 side
1973 Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver for the London Monarchs
1971 Ivan Robinson, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, U.S. boxer 1992 Olympics
1971 Jaroslav Modry, Ceske-budejovice C, NHL defenseman, Ottawa Senators
1971 Rich Tylski, guard/center for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1970 David White, NFL linebacker for the Buffalo Bills
1969 Greg Stevenson, Sherbrooke Quebec, rower, Olympics-11-92, 96
1969 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback for the New York Giants
1969 Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player, FC Volendam
1969 Victoria Fair, Jackson Michigan, Miss Michigan-America 1991
1969 Willie Banks, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
1968 Loy Vaught, NBA forward for the Los Angeles Clippers
1968 Mike Sullivan, Marshfield, NHL center for the Calgary Flames
1968 Ron Cox, NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears
1968 Michael Vartan, French Actor
1967 Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman, Winnipeg Jets
1967 Frantisek Kaberle, Brno, Czech Republic, hockey forward, Team Czech Republic
1967 Robert Kron, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, NHL right wing, Hartford Whalers
1966 Chris Howard, U.S. baseball catcher for the Seattle Mariners
1966 Gregg Rainwater, actor, Buck Cross-Young Riders
1966 Pete Smith, U.S. baseball player, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets
1965 Sandra Cecchini, Bologna Italy, tennis star, 1995 Warsaw doubles
1964 April Heinrichs, born in Littleton, Colorado, U.S. women's soccer coach 1996 Olympics
1964 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist, Deacon Blue-Your Town
1964 Richard de Vries, soccer player, De Graafschap
1963 Francesco Cancellotti, Italy, tennis star
1962 Adam Baldwin, actor, Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard
1962 Grant Show, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Jack Hanson-Melrose Place
1962 Kory Tarpenning, born in Portland, Oregon, pole vaulter
1962 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, U.S. diver 1996 Olympics
1961 Grant Shaud, actor, Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown
1961 James Worthy, NBA forward, Los Angeles Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP
1960 Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro, Madrid Grand Prix-1990
1960 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host, Radio KBC
1960 John van Grinsven, soccer player, MVV
1960 Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer, OMD-Crush, Pacific Age
1960 Stoney Jackson, Richmond, Virginia, actor, White Shadow, Insiders
1957 Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist, Iron Maiden-Aces High
1955 Garry Christian, born in Liverpool, England, rocker, musician, singer, played with brother Russell and Roger Christian in sophisti-pop band, The Christians, known for late 1980's, early 1990's chart-topping hits
1955 Sally Spencer, actress, M J McKinnon-Another World
1954 Neal Schon, rock guitarist, Journey-Open Arms, Bad English
1954 Neil Schon, American Musician
1952 Dwight Elmo Jones, born in Houston, Texas, basketball player, Silver Medal 1972 Olympics
1952 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer, Good Cause
1952 Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist, Michael Stanley Band
1951 Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman, 1989-91
1951 Steve Harley, rocker, Come Up and See Me
1950 Franco Moschino, born in Abbiategrasso, Italy, fashion designer, created colorful, provocative designs poking fun at the fashion establishment
1950 Julia Neuberger, Baroness Neuberger, born in England, British rabbi, member of the House of Lords, social reformer, Chancellor, University of Ulster
1948 Eddie Gray, rock guitarist, Tommy James and Shondells-Crystal Blue
1948 Stephen Curtis, CEO, DVLA
1947 Ashley Woodcock, cricketer, one Test Australia vs. New Zealand 1974, only knock 27
1947 Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist, Tchaikovsky Prize 1970
1947 Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress, Red Cabbage
1945 Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor, La Truite
1944 Alan Fudge, Wichita, Kansas, actor, Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls
1944 Graeme Pollock, cricketer, South African batting prodigy
1944 Roger Scruton, philosopher
1943 Mary Frann, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actress, Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live
1942 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West, South Carolina, news reporter, McNeil-Lehrer
1941 Ian McGarry, general secretary, British Actors' Equity Association
1941 Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP, Soc/Lib Democrat
1941 Paddy Ashdown, British Politician
1940 Barbara Kelly, CEO, Scottish Consumer Council
1940 Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor, Dr. Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class
1939 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina, Turning Point
1939 Kenzo Takada, Japanese director, Dream After Dream
1939 Lester King, cricketer, WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts
1939 Peter Revson, auto racer, 1971 Indianapolis pole winner
1938 Pascale Petit, PAris, actor, Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire
1937 Barbara Babcock, born in Pasadena, California, actress, Dr. Quinn, Dallas, Hill St. Blues
1937 Donald MacKay, CEO, Scottish Enterprise
1937 L Jay Silvester, U.S., discus thrower 1972 Olympics silver
1936 Chuck Glaser, Spalding, Nebraska, singer, Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again
1936 Roger M Mahoney, born in Hollywood, California, archbishop of Los Angeles, 1985-
1936 Timothy Spall, actor, 1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance
1936 Virginia Maskell, actress, Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs
1936 Sonia Johnson, American Activist
1936 Roger Mahony, American Clergyman
1935 Alberto Remedios, opera/concert singer
1935 Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano, Madame Butterfly
1934 Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, Unsafe at Any Speed
1934 Van Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, actor, Green Hornet, Tycoon
1934 [Navarre] Scott Momaday, U.S. author, House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969
1933 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
1933 Edward Lucie-Smith, poetry critic
1933 Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO, Sears
1933 Malcolm Wallop, born in New York City, New York, Senator-R-Wyoming 1977 - 1995
1933 Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer for the Baltimore Colts
1932 Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter
1932 Elizabeth Taylor, born in London, actress, Cleopatra, violet eyes
1932 Lord Young of Graffham, CEO, Cables and Wireless
1931 Andrew Sloan, Chief Constable, Strathcourt
1930 Joanne Woodward, born in Thomasville, Georgia, actress, 3 Faces of Eve, Rachel
1930 Lieux Dressler, actress, Alice Grant-General Hospital
1928 Ariel Sharon, Israeli Leader
1927 Guy Mitchell, Al Cernick, born in Detroit, Michigan, rocker/actor, Red Garters
1927 Lord Belhaven and Stenton
1927 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman, Royal College of Art
1926 Peter Emery, British MP
1925 Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
1925 Michael Kaye, director, City of London Festival
1925 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
1925 Samuel Dash, American Lawyer
1924 M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
1924 Norman Marshall, cricketer, brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955
1923 Dexter Gordon, U.S., tenor saxophonist/actor, Connection
1923 Viktor Kalabis, composer
1922 Mervyn Jones, author, Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers
1921 Andras Szollosy, composer
1921 Michael Fox, U.S., actor, Quincy, Dallas, Bold and the Beautiful
1920 David Vere Bendall, former diplomat
1920 Jose Melis, Havana Cuba, orchestra leader, Jack Paar Program
1920 Reg Simpson, cricketer, prolific England opener 1948-55
1919 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
1917 John Connally, Gov-D/R-Texas, shot in Kennedy motorcade
1915 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense, 1958-..
1913 Frank Allaun, British MP, L
1913 Irwin Shaw, U.S., novelist, Rich Man Poor Man
1913 Paul Ricoeur, French Philosopher
1912 Hugues Panassie, French jazz saxophonist/author, Hot Club of France
1912 Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling India, writer, Alexandria Quartet
1910 Joan Bennett, Palasades, New Jersey, actress, Little Women, Disraeli
1910 Peter De Vries, Chicago, author, Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon
1909 Elisabeth Welch, singer, Song of Freedom, Over the Moon
1907 Gerhard Alexander, Veldheer, Dutch actor, Prince Willem of Orange
1906 Alexander Matheson, New Zealand cricket pace bowler, 2 Tests 1930-31
1906 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat, South Africa/Tibet
1905 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director, Evil Eye
1905 Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls, New York, actor, Dr. Freeland-Ben Casey
1904 James Thomas Farrell, U.S., author, Studs Lonigan trilogy
1904 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director, Innocent Heart
1903 Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor, Great Dictator
1902 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m U.S. swimmer, Olympics-3 gold-1920
1902 Gene Sarazen, Harrison, New York, PGA golfer, Masters 1935, U.S. Open 1922, 32
1902 John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, author, Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962
1901 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
1899 Charles H Best, Maine, physiologist/co-discoverer, Insulin
1899 Ian Keith, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, Rochefort-3 Musketeers
1899 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
1898 Allison Danzig, sports writer, Tennis Pictorial History
1898 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
1897 Bernard F. Lyot, French astronomer, Lyot filter
1897 G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer, System-O-Color
1895 Edward Brophy, actor, Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys
1894 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
1893 Joseph Messner, composer
1893 Ralph Linton, U.S. cultural anthropologist, Tree of Culture
1892 William Demarest, St. Paul, Minnesota, actor, Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons
1891 David Sarnoff, U.S., radio/TV pioneer/CEO, RCA
1891 Georges E Migot, French composer
1888 Lotte Lehmann, Perleberg Germany, soprano, Fidello
1888 Roberto Assagioli, Italian Psychologist
1887 James D Innes, English painter
1886 Hugo L. Black, born in Alabama, Senator-D-Alabama, 78th Supreme Court justice, 1937 - 1971
1886 Hugo Black, American Judge
1881 Luitzen Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
1881 Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland, 1944-52, poet, Figur ild
1879 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
1874 Max Ettinger, composer
1870 Louis Coerne, composer
1869 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer, workmen's compensation laws
1867 Irving Fisher, U.S. economist, compensating dollar
1867 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer
1863 George H. Mead, American Philosopher
1863 George Herbert Mead, American Philosopher
1861 Rudolph Steiner, born in Kraljevic, Austria, founder, doctrine of anthroposophy
1850 Henry Edwards Huntington, U.S., railroad executive
1848 Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer, Jerusalem
1847 Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director, Imperial Theatre
1847 Ellen Terry, English Actress
1846 Joaquin Valverde, composer
1841 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of U.S. general Robert E Lee
1835 Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
1835 Richard Garnett, English author, Ananda the Miracle Worker
1832 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist
1827 Richard W. Johnson, Major General Union Army
1823 Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1823 William Buel Franklin, Major General Union volunteers
1822 Eugene Gautier, composer
1811 [Catherine] Mildred Lee, daughter of U.S. general Robert E Lee
1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born in Portland, Maine, poet, Hiawatha
1802 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
1792 Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/Field Marshal
1784 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet, To the Rhine
1784 Job Plimpton, composer
1759 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
1746 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
1745 Silverius Muller, composer
1702 Johann Valentin Gorner, composer
1649 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
1622 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
1539 Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
274 Constantine I, Great Roman emperor, 306-337, adopted Christianity