Famous Birthdays on 27th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 263

272 - Constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337)
1539 - Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
1622 - Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
1649 - Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
1691 - Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
1702 - Johann Valentin Gorner, composer
1711 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
1745 - Silverius Muller, composer
1746 - Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
1759 - Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
1779 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)
1784 - Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
1784 - Job Plimpton, composer
1792 - Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/fieldmarshal
1802 - William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
1807 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
1822 - Eugene Gautier, composer
1823 - Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1823 - William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1827 - Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
1831 - Hiram Bond Everest, American cofounder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
1832 - Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, died in 1872
1835 - Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
1835 - Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
1841 - [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
1846 - Joaquin Valverde, composer
1847 - Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)
1848 - Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
1850 - Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec
1861 - Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy)
1862 - Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
1867 - Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
1867 - Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer
1869 - Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
1870 - Louis Coerne, composer
1877 - Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
1878 - Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1879 - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
1881 - Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
1881 - Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
1886 - Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
1887 - James D Innes, English painter
1888 - Lotte Lehmann, Perleberg Germany, soprano (Fidello)
1888 - Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
1888 - Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
1890 - Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
1891 - David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)
1891 - Georges E Migot, French composer
1891 - Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)
1892 - William Demarest, St Paul Minn, actor (Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons)
1893 - Joseph Messner, composer
1893 - Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
1894 - Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
1895 - Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys)
1897 - Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
1897 - G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)
1897 - Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
1898 - Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
1898 - Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
1899 - Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
1899 - Ian Keith, Boston MA, actor (Rochefort-3 Musketeers)
1899 - Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
1901 - Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
1902 - Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920)
1902 - Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck (1902) 1902 - John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)
1903 - Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
1903 - Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
1904 - James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
1904 - Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Innocent Heart)
1904 - Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
1904 - André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
1904 - Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
1905 - Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
1905 - Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey)
1906 - Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
1906 - H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
1907 - Gerhard Alexander, [Veldheer], Dutch actor (Prince Willem of Orange)
1907 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
1909 - Elisabeth Welch, singer (Song of Freedom, Over the Moon)
1910 - Joan Bennett, Palasades NJ, actress (Little Women, Disraeli)
1910 - Peter De Vries, Chicago, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon)
1910 - Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
1910 - Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
1912 - Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
1913 - Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
1913 - Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
1913 - Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
1915 - Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
1917 - John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade
1919 - Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
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), (d. 2013)
1921 - Andras Szollosy, composer
1921 - Michael Fox, US, actor (Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful)
1922 - Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
1922 - Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
1923 - Dexter Gordon, US, tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
1923 - Viktor Kalabis, composer
1924 - M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
1924 - Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
1925 - Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
1925 - Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
1925 - Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
1925 - Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
1926 - Peter Emery, British MP
1926 - David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
1927 - Guy Mitchell, [Albert George Cernik], Detroit, Michigan, American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle) (d. 1999)
1927 - Lord Belhaven & Stenton
1927 - Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
1927 - Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
1928 - Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel
1929 - Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
1929 - Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
1930 - Joanne Woodward, Thomasville Ga, actress (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel)
1930 - Lieux Dressler, actress (Alice Grant-General Hospital)
1930 - Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
1930 - Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
1931 - Andrew Sloan, Chief Constable (Strathcourt)
1932 - Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter
Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (1932) 1932 - Elizabeth Taylor, London, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra) (d. 2011)
1932 - Lord Young of Graffham, CEO (Cables & Wireless)
1933 - 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
1933 - Edward Lucie-Smith, Kingston, Jamaica, British poet and poetry critic
1933 - Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
1933 - Malcolm Wallop, (Sen-R-WY, 1977- )
1933 - Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)
1934 - Ralph Nader, Winsted Conn, consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)
1934 - Van Williams, Fort Worth, Texas, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon)
1934 - [Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
1934 - Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
1935 - Alberto Remedios, opera/concert singer
1935 - Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly)
1936 - Chuck Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1936 - Roger M Mahoney, Hollywood Ca, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- )
1936 - Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)
1936 - Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
1937 - Barbara Babcock, Pasadena CA, actr (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues)
1937 - Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
1937 - L Jay Silvester, US, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1972)
1937 - Viscount Head
1938 - Pascale Petit, PAris, actor (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire)
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)
1940 - Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
1940 - Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class)
1940 - Bill Hunter, Australian actor
1941 - Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)
1941 - Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)
1941 - Andrew "Sandy" Wilson, Royal Air Force officer (1962–1995)
1942 - Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)
1942 - Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942 - Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
1943 - Mary Frann, St Louis Mo, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live)
1943 - Morten Lauridsen, American composer
1943 - Klaus Köste, Frankfurt, Germany, gymnast (Olympic Gold 1972- vault), (d. 2012)
1944 - Alan Fudge, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)
1944 - Graeme Pollock, cricketer (South African batting prodigy)
1944 - Roger Scruton, Buslingthorpe, British philosopher
1945 - Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor (La Truite)
1947 - Ashley Woodcock, cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27)
1947 - Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
1947 - Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)
1948 - Eddie Gray, rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
1948 - Stephen Curtis, CEO (DVLA)
1950 - Franco Moschino, fashion Designer
1950 - Julia Neuberger, British Rabbi
1951 - Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
1951 - Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
1952 - Dwight Elmo Jones, Houston Texas, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972)
1952 - Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause)
1952 - Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
1952 - Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
1954 - Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
1955 - Garry Christian, rocker
1955 - Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
1955 - Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
1957 - Timothy Spall, actor (1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance)
1957 - Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)
1957 - Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
1957 - Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
1958 - Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
1958 - Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious (d. 1978)
1959 - Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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 Va, actor (White Shadow, Insiders)
1961 - Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)
1961 - James Worthy, NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)
1962 - Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
1962 - Grant Show, Detroit Mich, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place)
1962 - Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter
1962 - Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)
1963 - Francesco Cancellotti, Italy, tennis star
1963 - Pär Nuder, Swedish politician

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