October 27 Birthdays in History - October 27 Deaths - October 27 Events
1984 Kelly Osbourne, English Actress
1978 Vanessa-Mae, born in Singapore, violinist, pop and classical musician, techno style music, sold over 10 million copies worldwide, earned over $64 million
1975 Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America, Oregon-2nd-1996
1975 Aron Ralston, born in America, mountain climber, motivational speaker, forced to amputate his right arm to free and save himself, when trapped by a boulder in Utah
1974 Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player, Ajax, NEC
1973 Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate, Union City Tennessee, Miss America-Tenn 1996
1973 Monica Louwerens, Greenville Mississippi, Miss America, Miss-Top 10-1996
1972 Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
1972 John Steel, Auckland New Zealand, 100m/200m swimmer 1996 Olympics
1972 Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner 1996 Olympics bronze
1971 Liz Pagano, born in Seattle, Washington WPVA volleyballer, National-13th-1994
1971 Matt Brown, WLAF guard for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Mike Ricci, Scarborough, NHL center for the Colorado Avalanche
1971 Zaddick X. Longenbach, Greenwalds, Pennsylvania, fencer-foil 1996 Olympics
1970 Bert Emanuel, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
1970 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback for the New England Patriots
1969 Corey Foster, Ottawa, NHL defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins
1969 John Kasay, NFL kicker for the Carolina Panthers
1968 Antoinette Lucas, Crozier, Virginia, field hockey midfielder 1996 Olympics
1968 Kata Karkkainen, Helsinki Finland, playmate, Dec, 1988
1967 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard and forward, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs
1966 Brad Lauer, Humboldt, NHL right wing for the Pittsburgh Penguins
1966 Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australasia golfer
1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints
1966 Matt Drudge, American Celebrity, author of "The Drudge Report"
1965 Krista Blomquist, New Haven Conn, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-7th-1995
1964 Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player 1996 Olympics
1964 Mark Taylor, cricketer, genius Australian captain since 1994
1964 Mary Meagher-Plant, 100m butterfly swimmer, 1984, 1988 Olympics
1963 Deborah Moore, born in London, England, actress, Danielle-Day of Our Lives
1963 Marla Maples, Trump, Dalton, Georgia, actress, Will Rogers Follies
1961 Rick Gibson, Calgary Alta, Canadian Tour golfer, 1990 CPGA
1958 Hazell Dean, rocker, Always Doesn't Mean Forever
1958 Simon Le Bon, rock vocalist, Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf
1958 Simon LeBon, English Musician
1957 Glen Hoddle, English soccer ball player, Tottenham
1957 Jeff East, born in Kansas, Missouri, American actor, best-known for role of Clark Kent in 1978 film "Superman"
1957 Glenn Hoddle, born in Hayes, London, soccer team manager for Swindon Town, formerly played for Swindon Town, National Football Museum Hall of Fame inductee
1956 Patty Sheehan, Middlebury VT, LPGA golfer, 1994 U.S. Women's Open
1954 Chris Tavare, cricketer, England opener and occasional scorer of runs
1954 Mike McCurry, American Public Servant
1953 Michael Baker, born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, STS-43, 52, 68, 81
1953 Peter Firth, Bradford England, actor, Equus, Lifeforce, Tess
1953 Robert Picardo, Philadelphia, actor, Frame Up, Gremlins 2
1952 Roberto Benigni, born in Manciano, Italy, actor, comedian, screenwriter, best known for movie, 'Life Is Beautiful', Academy-Award winner for Best Actor
1951 Jayne Kennedy-Overton, Washington D.C., actress, Penitentary
1951 K K Downing, rock guitarist, Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law
1950 Fran Lebowitz, author/actress, Resident Alien
1949 Garry W Tallent, rocker, E Street Band
1949 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer, Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry
1949 Jose J P Hageman, Dutch MP, PvdA
1949 Michael J. Kopetski,born in Pendleton, Oregon, Representative-D-Oregon 1991 - 1995
1948 Byron Allred, Logan, Utah, rocker, Steve Miller Band
1947 Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/U.S. hostage held in Lebanon, 1985-91
1946 Leslie L Byrne, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Representative-D-Virginia 1993 - 1995
1946 Peter Martins, Danish actor
1946 Terry J Hart, Pittsburgh Penn, astronaut, STS-41C
1945 Carrie Snodgress, Park Ridge, Illinois, actress, Diary of Mad Housewife
1945 Peter Martins, Copenhagen, dancer-choreographer
1945 Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazilian Politician
1942 Phillip Catherine, rocker
1941 Dick Trickle, American Celebrity
1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer
1940 Lee Greenwood, country singer, God Bless the USA
1940 Maxine Hong Kingston, U.S., author
1940 John Gotti, American Criminal
1939 John Cleese, born in Weston-super-Mare, England, comedian, Monty Python
1938 Maurice Hinchey, born in New York City, New York, Representative-D-New York 1993 -
1936 Neil Sheehan, American Journalist
1934 David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1934 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1932 Jean-Pierre Cassel, Paris, France, actor, Trout
1932 Kathy Cornelius, LPGA golfer
1932 Sylvia Plath, Victoria Lucas, U.S., poet, Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar
1931 David Bryant, English world champion bowler/tv-host
1930 Bill George, NFL linebacker, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams
1929 Marino Iandioro, canned Tomato Pioneer
1928 Datta Gaekwad, cricketer, father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's
1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback, New York Giants 1951-61
1928 Stefan Wewerka, German architect/sculptor
1927 Dominick Argento, York Penn, composer, Colonel Jonathan the Saint
1927 Edward Ralph Keinholz, sculptor
1926 H R Haldeman, former White House Chief of Staff, Watergate figure
1926 P G "Nana" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper, Indian during 1950's
1926 H. R. Haldeman, American Politician
1925 Jane Connell, born in Oakland California, actress, Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling
1925 Mary Kay Steans, born in Glendale California, actress, Mary Kay and Johnny
1924 Michel Galabru, Safi Morocco, actor, Judge and the Assassin
1923 Roy Lichtenstein, born in New York City, Pop art painter, painted comic book panels
1923 Ruby Dee, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actress, Raisin in the Sun, Cat People, Roots
1922 Carlos Andres Perez, president of Venezuela, 1974-79/89-94
1922 George Young, soccer star
1922 Ralph Kiner, home run hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates/sportscaster for the New York Mets
1921 Anestis Logothetis, composer
1920 Nanette Fabray, born in San Diego, California, actress, Katherine-One Day at a Time
1918 Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host, Paul Dixon Show
1918 Teresa Wright, New York City, actress, Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees
1917 Jack Plimsoll, cricketer, South Africa lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947
1917 Oliver Tambo, co-founder, African National Congress
1916 Bob de Lange, Jacob Bernard, Dutch actor and director, Daniel
1916 Kazimierz Brandys, writer
1915 Harry Saltzman, St. Johns NB Canada, producer, Goldfinger
1914 Dylan Thomas, born in Swansea, Wales, poet, Child's Christmas in Wales
1914 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist
1914 Jan Kott, Polish Critic
1912 Conlon Nancarrow, Texarkana Arkansas, composer, Soundings 4
1911 Leif Erickson, California, actor, Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront
1910 Fred de Cordova, film/TV producer, Tonight Show
1910 Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor, Star is Born, Mildred Pierce
1907 Helmut Walcha, German organist, church music
1907 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
1906 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
1906 Alfred Whitney Griswold, born in Morristown, New Jersey, American historian and educator, President of Yale 1951 - 1963
1896 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor
1895 John Boles, Greenville, Texas, singer and actor, Babes in Baghdad
1894 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, Residence Orchestra
1894 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor
1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet, Meetings
1892 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author/mayor of Palmeira
1892 Victor E van Vriesland, Dutch poet and critic, Mirror of Dutch Poetry
1889 Enid Bagnold, novelist, Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit
1876 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress, Un Soir Un Train
1874 Owen D. Young, American Businessman
1873 Henry Tate, composer
1872 Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer, Etiquette
1858 Theodore Roosevelt, born in New York City, R, 26th President, 1901 - 1909, Nobel Peace Prize 1906
1845 Josef V Sladek, Czechoslovakian poet, Pisne Smutecni
1844 Klas Arnoldson, Sweden, politician/pacifist, Nobel 1908
1842 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy, 1892..1921
1841 P J Edvard Backstrom, Swedish writer
1829 Christopher Columbus Andres, Major General Union volunteers
1828 Jacob Dolson Cox, Major General Union volunteers
1817 Antoni Katski, composer
1811 Issac Merrit Singer, inventor, 1st practical home sewing machine
1809 Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname
1800 Benjamin Franklin Wade, MC, Union
1800 Benjamin F. Wade, American Politician
1782 Niccolo Paganini, Genoa It, composer/violin virtuoso, Princess Lucca
1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer
1762 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch count/minister of Foreign affairs
1760 August W. A. Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian Field Marshal
1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer
1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
1728 James Cook, Scotland, captain/explorer, discovered Sandwich Islands
1727 William Samuel Johnson, American Politician