May 27 Birthdays in History - May 27 Deaths - May 27 Events
1980 Jessica Deglau, Vancouver BC, 200m butterfly 1996 Olympics
1976 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center for the Pittsburgh Penguins
1975 Jamie Oliver, born in Clavering, England, known as 'The Naked Chef', check, media personality, television series include, 'Jamie's Ministry of Food'
1975 Denise Van Outen, British Actress
1975 Andre Benjamin, American Musician
1974 Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints
1972 Antonio Freeman, NFL wide reciever, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1972 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle and guard for the San Diego Chargers
1971 Corey Beck, NBA guard, Charlotte Hornets
1971 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player for the FC Utrecht
1971 Monika Schnarre, U.S. actress, Bold and Beautiful
1971 Scott Szeredy, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter, Chiefs, Barcelona Dragons
1971 Lisa Lopes, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, singer, songwriter, known as 'Left Eye', member of group, TLC, famous songs include, 'Waterfalls', 'Girl Talk'
1971 Paul Bettany, born in Shepherd's Bush, England, actor, films include, 'A Beautiful Mind', 'The Heart of Me'
1970 Liz Earley, St. Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer, 1995 Thailand Open
1970 Michael Blackburn, Australian laser yachter 1996 Olympics
1970 Todd Collins, linebacker for the New England Patriots
1970 Joseph Fiennes, British Actor
1969 Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant, Barcelona Dragons
1969 Dondre T Whitfield, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Another World, All My Children
1969 Francois Letourneau, St. Jerome Quebec, canoeist 1996 Olympics
1969 Lesley Tashlin, born in Toronto, Ontario, 100m hurdler 1996 Olympics
1969 Todd Hundley, Martinsville, Virginia, catcher for the New York Mets
1969 Travis Williams, NBA forward, Charlotte Hornets
1968 Cedric Smith, NFL running back, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals
1968 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman, Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP
1968 Jeff Bagwell, born in Boston, Massachusetts, infielder for the Houston Astros
1968 John Connelly, born in Toledo, Ohio, Nike golfer, 1991 New Hampshire Open
1967 Doug West, NBA guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves
1967 George McCloud, NBA forward and guard, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns
1967 Paul Gascoigne, born in Dunston, England, professional soccer player, nicknamed Gazza, midfielder, capped 57 times for the England national soccer team
1967 Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard, Sac Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96
1966 Eric Leckner, NBA center, Detroit Pistons
1966 John Jaha, born in Portland, Oregon, infielder for the Milwaukee Brewers
1966 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing for the Florida Panthers
1966 Sean Kinney, U.S. rock drummer, Alice in Chains-We Die Young
1965 Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa, Louisiana, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays
1965 Pat Cash, Australia, tennis player, Wimbledon 1987
1965 Todd Bridges, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Different Strokes, Fish
1962 Mariangela D'Abbraccio, Naples Italy, TV actress, Passioni
1962 Meg Parsont, personality, David Letterman Show
1962 Ravi Shastri, cricketer, Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92
1962 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center, Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96
1961 Cathy Silvers, New York City, actress, Jenny-Happy Days, Foley Square
1961 Jill Sterkel, U.S. swimmer, Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88
1961 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, U.S. canoist/kayaker 1992 Olympics
1961 Peri Gilpin, Waco, Texas, actor, Roz Doyle-Frasier
1960 Ray Armsetad, Kirksville, Missouri, 4X400 runner 1984 Olympics gold
1960 Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler, Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84
1958 Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress, Night of Demons, Virgin High
1958 Neil Finn, rocker, Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House
1957 Bruce Furniss, U.S. swimmer, Olympics-2 gold-1976
1957 Duncan Goodhew, born in England, Olympic gold medalist, most famous swimmer in the UK, author, motivational speaker
1957 Siouxsie Sioux, Susan Ballion, Kent England, Siouxsie and Banshees
1956 Lisa Niemi, born in Houston, Texas, actress, Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies
1956 Nick Lowery, NFL kicker for the New York Jets
1955 Bill Malley, born in Oakland California, Nike golfer, 1991 El Paso Open-30th
1955 Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer, beefy New Zealand lefty batsman late 70's
1954 Catherine Carr, U.S. breaststroke swimmer, Olympics-2 gold-1972
1951 John Conteh, born in Liverpool, England, athlete, former British boxer, world light-heavyweight boxing champion
1951 Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer, Cop to Call Girl
1949 Alma Guillermoprieto, Mexican Journalist
1948 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7
1948 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress, Sweet Chairty
1948 Pete Sears, bassist, Jefferson Starship
1947 Liana Alexandra, composer
1947 Peter DeFazio, born in Needham, Massachusetts, Representative-D-Oregon 1987
1947 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Scientist
1945 Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa, Canada, folk rock vocalist, Waterwalker
1944 Christopher Dodd, born in Willimantic, Connecticut, Senator-D-Connecticut 1981-
1944 Christopher Dodd, American Politician
1943 Bruce Weitz, Norwalk, Connecticut, actor, Hill St. Blues, Death of a Centerfold
1943 Cilla Black, Liverpool England, rock vocalist, You're My World
1943 Sue Simmons, American Journalist
1942 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner 1964 Olympics bronze
1942 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
1942 Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
1941 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author, Mussert
1941 Allan Carr, Illinois, director, Grease, Happiest Millionaire
1941 Lisa Davina Phillip, born in Britain, actress, singer, voice actor, played role of teenage prostitute Macy in film 'Laters'
1939 Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer, I Believe in You
1939 Earl Cairns, CEO, S G Warburg and Co
1939 Jerry Mercer, rock drummer, April Wine Montreal Montreal
1936 Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
1936 Eric Anderson, headmaster, Eton
1936 Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
1936 Louis Gossett, Jr., born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Officer and Gentleman, Deep
1935 Elias Gistelinck, Flemish composer
1935 Lee Meriwether, born in Los Angeles, California, Miss America, Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones
1935 Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist, Hang on Sloopy
1934 Harlan [Jay] Ellison, U.S., sci-fi author, 7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5
1934 Harlan Ellison, American Writer
1932 Jeffrey Bernard, born in London, England, journalist, wrote column, 'Low Life', for The Spectator magazine
1931 Florence Sharples, director, British YWCA
1931 John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
1931 Kenny Price, Florence, Kentucky, country singer, Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw
1931 Veroslav Neumann, composer
1931 James Q. Wilson, American Politician
1930 Eino Tamberg, born in Estonia, composer, neoclassical Estonian music, teacher, Estonian Academy of Music, wrote ballet, 'Johanna tentate'
1930 John Barth, novelist, Sot-Weed Factor
1930 Simon Barrington-Ward, born in England, educated at Eton College, Cambridge, 7th Bishop of Coventry in the Church of England, 1985 - 1997, Bishop with pastoral care, University of Cambridge
1930 William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI
1929 Donald Howard Keats, composer
1928 Thea Musgrave, Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer, Mary Queen of Scots
1927 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman, Mirror Group
1927 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist, VPRO, People's Newspaper
1927 Peter Malkin, Israeli Public Servant
1926 Gordon Leggat, cricketer, open batsman for New Zealand in 9 Tests 1953-56
1925 John Moberly, diplomat
1925 Tony Hillerman, American Author
1923 Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State, 1973 - 1977, Nobel Peace Prize, 1973
1923 Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
1923 Henry A. Kissinger, Statesman
1923 Sumner Redstone, American Businessman
1922 Christopher Lee, born in London, England, actor, Hound of Baskervilles
1922 Sidney AK Keyes, English poet, Iron Laurel
1921 Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty, 1960
1921 Redd Stewart, Ashland City, Tennessee, guitarist/pianist, Pee Wee King Show
1920 Michael Webster, CEO, DRG
1920 William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
1919 Kam Fong, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, actor, Hawaii Five-0
1918 Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan, 1982-87
1916 Norman Griggs, Vice President, Building Society Association
1915 Herman Wouk, New York City, novelist, Caine Mutiny, Winds of War
1915 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer, Verdi/Puccini
1914 Hugh Le Caine, composer
1914 Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
1914 Rose Stainton, CEO, British Airways
1913 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop
1913 Mervyn Stockwood, bishop, Southwark England
1913 Wolfgang Schulze, Wols, German cartoonist/painter
1912 John Cheever, writer, Wapshot Chronicle
1912 Sam Snead, Hot Springs, Virginia, PGA golfer, PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73
1911 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer, Frihet och demokrati
1911 Vincent Price, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actor, House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura
1911 Hubert H. Humphrey, American Politician
1911 Hubert Humphrey, born in Wallace, South Dakota, Senator-D-Minnesota 1949 - 1964 and 1971 - 1978, 38th Vice President 1965 - 1969
1910 Daniel Greenway, CEO, Daniel Greenway and Sons
1909 Isador Goodman, composer
1908 Alex Brown, snooker player
1908 Harold Rome, composer, Fanny, Pins and Needles
1908 Melle J Oldeboerrigter, Melle, Dutch painter/cartoonist
1907 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
1907 Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer, Silent Spring
1906 Robert Shone, director-general, NEDC
1902 Celius Dougherty, composer
1897 John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist, Radar, Nobel 1951
1895 Marij Kogoj, composer
1894 Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, author, Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon
1894 Louis-Ferdinand Celine, born in Courbevoie, France, novelist, 'Journey to End of Night'
1892 Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress, Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan
1891 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer
1888 Louis Durey, composer
1887 Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright, Sudanese legends
1887 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian, Vorwarts
1887 Frank Woolley, cricketer, long-running England left-arm all-rounder
1881 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer
1879 Lucile Watson, actress, Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance
1876 John Gilmour, Scottish Politician
1874 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet and writer, Eros Thanatos
1871 Georges-Henri Rouault, French expressionist painter, Miserere et Guerre
1870 Lionel Palairet, cricketer, elegant England bat in the Golden Age
1867 Arnold Bennett, England, novelist/playwright/critic, Great Babylon
1861 Victoria E Matthews, educator
1854 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer, Jeune Belgium
1852 Billy Barnes, cricketer, England all-rounder 1880-90
1849 "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
1839 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic, Roccaverdina
1837 "Wild Bill" Hickok, cowboy/scout
1837 Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General Confederate Army
1836 Edwin Gray Lee, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1836 Jay Gould, U.S. railroad executive, financier
1823 John Gray Foster, Major General Union volunteers
1822 Henry Wylde, composer
1822 Josef Joachim Raff, composer
1819 Julia Ward Howe, U.S., author/lecturer, Battle Hymn of the Republic
1818 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
1815 Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
1806 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer
1799 Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, Elie Levy, composer
1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire, B and O railroad
1774 Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer, Beaufort wind force scale
1756 Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria
1738 Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer
1652 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
1626 William II, prince of Orange/stadholder
1595 Benedictus Carpzovius, Benedikt Carpzov, German lawyer
1332 Ibn Khaldun, Tunis, Arab historian/sociologist, Muqaddimah