September 27 Birthdays in History - September 27 Deaths - September 27 Events
1984 Avril Lavigne, born in Belleville, Canada, singer, songwriter, albums have sold over 16 million copies, albums include, 'Let Go', 'Under My Skin', 'The Best Damn Thing'
1975 Ed Gray, NBA guard for the Atlanta Hawks
1975 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center, Sacramento Monarchs
1974 Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker, Montreal Alouettes
1974 Lina Gaviria, Miss Universe-Colombia 1996
1973 Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker, Montreal Alouettes
1973 Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard for the Cleveland Rockers
1972 Clara Hughes, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, cyclist, Olympics-2 bronze-96
1972 Gwyneth Paltrow, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight
1972 Laurie Shepard, Cordele, Georgia, female pitcher, Colorado Silver Bullets
1972 Malachy Loye, cricketer, Northamptonshire and England "A" batsman
1971 Alonzo Spellman, NFL defensive end for the Chicago Bears
1971 Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player for the FC Utrecht
1971 Patrick Muldoon, California, actor, Austin-Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place
1971 Ron Florine, NFL/WLAF tackle, Kansas City Chiefs, Scotland Claymores
1970 Dwayne Davis, WLAF safety for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1970 Mark Caldero, Oklahoma City, vocalist, Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up
1969 Laura Wilson, Utica, New York, cross country skier 1994 Olympics
1969 Lester Holmes, NFL guard for the Philadelphia Eagles
1969 Robert Jones, NFL linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys
1968 Mark Bradtke, born in Adelaide, Australia, basketball center, 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1968 Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals
1968 Scott Conover, NFL tackle, Detroit Lions
1966 Stephanie D Wilson, born in Boston, Massachusetts, astronaut
1965 Steve Kerr, NBA guard, Chicago Bulls
1965 Peter MacKay, Canadian Politician
1964 Stephan Jenkins, American Musician
1963 Caren Metschuck, born in East Germany, 100m butterfly swimmer, 1980 Olympics gold
1962 Dennis Paulson, San Gabriel California, PGA golfer, 1994 Freeport-McMoRan-4th
1962 Gavin Larsen, cricketer, New Zealand medium-pace all-rounder
1961 Christopher J Perry, Edenton, North Carolina, PGA golfer, 1987 Kemper Open-2nd
1961 Irvine Welsh, Scottish Novelist
1961 Andy Lau, born in Hong Kong, China, singer, film actor, producer, Cantopop genre, appeared in over 100 films, 300 TVB television mini-series
1960 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman, Emmy Award
1959 Beth Heiden, born in Madison, Wisconsin, 3000m speed skater 1980 Olympics bronze
1958 Shaun Cassidy, born in Los Angeles, California, actor/singer, Hardy Boys, Breaking Away
1957 Bill Athey, cricketer, England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88
1957 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder 1996 Olympics
1953 Benjamin Gene Brown, born in San Francisco, California, 4X400 runner 1976 Olympics gold
1953 Diane Abbott, born in London, England, Labour Party Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington
1953 Greg Ham, Australia, rock saxophonist/flutist, Men At Work
1953 Heather Watts, born in Los Angeles, California, ballerina, Dancing on My Grave
1953 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist, Sly and Robbie-DJ Riot
1952 Bob Curiano, rock bassist, Mink Deville
1952 Del Russel, born in Pasadena, California, actor, Richard-Arnie
1952 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut, Soyuz 40
1952 Ed Case, born in Hilo, Hawaii, politician, Democratic party, Member, U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii's 2nd district
1950 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor, Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges
1949 Mike Schmidt, born in Dayton, Ohio, 3rd baseman and home run hitter, Phillies
1949 Robb Weller, TV host, Entertainment Tonight, Home Show
1948 Barbara Dickson, born in Dunfermline, Scotland, singer, actress, won two, Olivier Awards, musical hits include song 'I Know Him So Well'
1948 Michael Houlihan, director, Horniman Museum and Gardens
1947 A Martinez, born in Glendale California, actor, Whiz Kids, LA Law, Santa Barbara
1947 Denis Lawson, actor, Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain
1947 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
1947 Liz Torres, born in Bronx, New York, actress, Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show
1947 Meat Loaf, Marvin Lee Aday, Dallas, rocker, Bat Out of Hell
1947 Vic Snyder, American Politician
1946 Peter H. Kostmayer, born in New York City, New York, Representative-D-Pennsylvania 1977 - 1981 and 1983 - 1993
1945 Misha Dichter, Shanghai China, pianist, Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966
1944 IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral
1943 Anna Gael, Gyarmarthy, Budapest Hungary, Lady Weymouth
1943 Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker, Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On
1943 Steve Boone, North Carolina, rock vocalist/bassist, Lovin' Spoonful
1942 Tessa Blackstone, born in England, Baroness Blackstone, politician, university administrator, Labor Party, life peer, House of Lords, Baroness Blackstone of Stoke Newington in Greater London
1941 Don Cornelius, TV show host, Soul Train
1941 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star
1940 Josephine Barstow, opera singer
1939 Jim Ross Lightfoot, born in Sioux City, Iowa, Representative-R-Iowa 1985 - 1997
1939 Kathy Whitworth, Monahans, Texas, golfer, 7 time LPGA Player of Year
1939 Nicholas Haslam, interior designer
1938 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
1936 Gordon Honeycombe, broadcaster/author
1936 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
1935 Jerome Shipp, U.S., basketball 1964 Olympic gold
1934 Barbara Howar, Nashville, reporter, Washington Post, Entertainment Tonight
1934 Claude Jarman, Jr., born in Nashville, Tennessee, actor, Rio Grande, Inside Straight
1934 DAER Peake, CEO, Kleinwort Benson Group
1934 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author, Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay
1934 Greg Morris, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actor, Mission Impossible, Vega$
1934 Wilford Brimley, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, actor, Gus-Our House, Cocoon
1933 Kathleen Nolan, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actress, Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside
1932 Mario Bertoncini, composer
1932 Peter Holmes, CEO, Shell Transport and Trading Company
1932 Roger C Carmel, actor, Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws
1931 Gerald Warner, deputy secretary, Cabinet Office
1930 Igor Kipnis, Berlin Germany, harpsichordist/professor, Fairfield
1930 Roger Birch, Chief Constable, Sussex
1929 Sada Thompson, Des Moines, Iowa, actress, Family, Pursuit of Happiness
1928 Earring George Mayweather, blues Harmonica Player
1928 G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
1928 Margaret Rule, consultant, Mary Rose Trust
1927 Boris Porena, born in Rome, Italy, Italian composer, didactical expert, studied under Goffredo Petrassi, influenced by neoclassical poetics, wrote texts about music including Musica-Societa which includes social and political analysis
1927 Eli van der Merwe Louw, South Africa minister of Transport/Manpower
1927 Patrick O'Neal, actor, King Rat, Night of the Iguana
1927 Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter
1926 Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs. Steve Allen, actress, Dark Delusion
1925 Patrick Steptoe, scientist, perfected in vitro fertilization
1925 Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate, Daily Mail, Evening News
1924 Bud Powell, U.S. jazz pianist/composer
1924 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakian Writer
1923 Mary McCarty, Winfield, Kansas, actress and singer, Starch-Trapper John MD
1922 Arthur Penn, Philadelphia, director, Miracle Worker, Bonnie and Clyde
1922 Carl Ballantine, actor, McHale's Navy
1922 James Wilson, composer
1921 D E Nineham, theologian
1921 Milos Jancso, Vac Hungary, director, My Way Home
1920 J K Gill, president, Saatchi and Saatchi
1920 William Conrad, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon
1919 Charles H. Percy, born in Pensacola, Florida, Senator-R-Illinois 1967 - 1985
1919 John Meade, born in Ireland, 7th Earl of Clanwilliam, a title in the Peerage of Ireland created in 1776 for John Meade, who served as Attorney-General for Ireland
1918 Jame McCallion, born in Glasgow, Scotland, actor, Mi Taylor-National Velvet
1918 Malcolm Shepherd, born in England, born Malcolm Newton Shepherd, Lord Shepherd, 2nd Baron Shepherd of Spalding, politician, Labor Party, Leader of the House of Lords
1918 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal, 1972-82
1917 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence, New York, lawyer/novelist, Watchfires
1916 Samuel S. Stratton, born in Yonkers, New York, Representative-D-New York 1959 - 1989
1913 Albert Ellis, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American psychologist, developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
1912 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP
1912 Tauno Marttinen, composer
1911 Peter Muir Doig, politician
1910 Donald Lindsay, headmaster, Malvern College
1910 Eve March, California, actress, Curse of the Cat People
1910 Giles William Playfair, writer
1909 Jean Berger, born in Hamm, Germany, composer, pianist, professor, studied at Heidelberg, Vienna universities, studied with Paris' Louis Aubert, taught at Middlebury College, University of Colorado at Boulder, among others
1907 Bernard Miles, British actor, In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre
1906 William Empson, English poet and critic, Milton's God
1905 Ernest Baier, Germany, figure skater 1936 Olympics gold
1905 Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer, Splendor of the Fabric
1902 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president, 1946-52
1898 Vincent, Miller, Youmans, U.S. composer/songwriter, Tea for Two
1896 George H. Bender, born in Cleveland, Ohio, Representative-R-Ohio 1939 - 1954, Senator-R-Ohio 1954 - 1957
1896 Sam Ervin, born in Morganton, North Carolina, Senator-D-North Carolina 1954 - 1974
1895 George Raft, born in New York City, actor, Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot
1893 Joannes DM Cornelissen, Dutch historian, Hooft and Tacitus
1892 John Mylong, Austria, actor, Robot Monsters
1887 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor, Potasch and Perlemoer, Boefje
1881 Ernest Samuel Williams, composer
1881 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist/singer/actress
1881 William J Clothier, 1st President of tennis hall of fame, U.S. Open 1906
1880 Jacques Thibaud, Bordeaux France, violinist, Cafe Rogue
1879 Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author, Heroic Suite
1875 Grazia Deledda, Italy, novelist, Old Man of the Mtn-Nobel 1926
1867 Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner, Cavandish Hotel-England
1866 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer, Fra Cancelliraadens Dage
1864 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author
1862 Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st Prime Minister of South Africa, 1910 - 1919
1858 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
1858 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet, Pyrnar
1840 Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S., naval officer, Influence of Sea Power
1840 Thomas Nast, political cartoonist of late 1800s America
1838 Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice, 1879-83
1830 William Babcock Hazen, Major General Union volunteers
1824 William Nelson, Major General Union volunteers
1821 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer, Grains de Mil
1821 Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss Philosopher
1817 Hiram R Revels, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1st black U.S. senator
1809 Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral, Confederate Navy
1805 George Muller, English Clergyman
1803 Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral Union Navy
1792 George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist, Oliver Twist
1786 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer
1783 Agustin I de Iturbide, emperor of Mexico, 1822-23
1776 Maria E J Versfelt, actress/mistress, General Moreau and Marshal Ney
1772 S ndor Kisfaludy, Hungary, poet/Austrian army, 1793-1801
1729 Michael Dennis, jesuit/author
1722 Samuel Adams, revolutionary rabble rouser, Lieutenant Governor-Mass, 1789 - 1794
1696 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/religious order founder
1677 Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer
1657 Sophia, regent of Russia, 1682-89
1637 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, composer
1627 Jacques Bossuet, French Clergyman
1618 Jacob Alting, Dutch orientalist/theologist
1601 Louis XIII, king of France, 1610-43
1600 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised