Famous Birthdays on 27th May

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1332 - Ibn Khaldun, Tunis, Arab historian/sociologist (Muqaddimah)
1519 - Girolamo Mei, Italian historian (d. 1594)
1576 - Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
1595 - Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
1601 - Antoine Daniel, Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1648)
1623 - William Petty, English scientist and philosopher (d. 1687)
1626 - William II, prince of Orange/stadholder
1651 - Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
1652 - Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
1738 - Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer
1738 - Nathaniel Gorham, American politician (d. 1796)
1756 - Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria
1774 - Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)
1794 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad)
1799 - Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer
1806 - Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer
1815 - Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
1818 - Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
1819 - Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
1820 - Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess and socialite (d. 1904)
1822 - Henry Wylde, composer
1822 - Josef Joachim Raff, composer
1823 - John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1827 - Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)
1836 - Edwin Gray Lee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
1836 - Jay Gould, US railroad executive, financier
Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill HickokFolk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok (1837) 1837 - "Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout
1837 - Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912
1837 - Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)
1839 - Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
1849 - "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
1850 - Thomas Neill Cream, Glasgow, Scotland, serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), (d. 1892)
1852 - Billy Barnes, cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)
1854 - Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
1860 - Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
1861 - Victoria E Matthews, educator
1864 - Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (d. 1938)
1867 - Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
1870 - Lionel Palairet, cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)
1871 - Georges-Henri Rouault, Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)
1874 - Dustin Farnum, US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870]
1874 - Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
1876 - Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (d. 1945)
1879 - Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance)
1879 - Hans Lammers, German SS officer (d. 1962)
1881 - Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer
1884 - Bax Brod, 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)
1888 - Louis Durey, composer
1891 - Claude Adonai Champagne, composer
1892 - Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan)
1893 - Hermann Dörnemann, German supercentarian (d. 2005)
1894 - Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, detective novelist (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
1894 - Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)
1895 - Marij Kogoj, composer
1897 - John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
1900 - Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
1901 - Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)
1902 - Celius Dougherty, composer
1904 - Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
1906 - Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)
1907 - Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
1907 - Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
1908 - Alex Brown, snooker player
1908 - Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
1908 - Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
1909 - Isador Goodman, composer
1910 - Daniel Greenway, CEO (Daniel Greenway & Sons)
1911 - Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Pres candidate
1911 - Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
1911 - Vincent Price, St Louis MO, actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura)
1911 - Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
1912 - John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead (1912) 1912 - Sam Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73)
1912 - Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
1913 - Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
1913 - Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
1914 - Hugh Le Caine, composer
1914 - Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
1914 - Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)
1915 - Herman Wouk, NYC, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War)
1915 - Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
1915 - Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and film-maker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
1916 - Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
1918 - Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
1919 - Kam Fong, Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Hawaii Five-0)
1920 - Michael Webster, CEO (DRG)
1920 - William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
1921 - Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
1921 - Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
Actor Christopher LeeActor Christopher Lee (1922) 1922 - Christopher Lee, Westminster, London, English actor (The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Hobbit film trilogy)
1922 - Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
1923 - Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)
1923 - Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
1923 - Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
1923 - Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Graz Austria, Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
1925 - John Moberly, diplomat
1925 - Tony Hillerman, American writer
1926 - Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger (1923) 1927 - Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
1927 - Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
1928 - Thea Musgrave, Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer (Mary Queen of Scots)
1929 - Donald Howard Keats, composer
1930 - Eino Tamberg, composer
1930 - John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
1930 - Simon Barrington-Ward
1930 - William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI
1931 - Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
1931 - John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
1931 - Kenny Price, Florence Ky, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)
1931 - Veroslav Neumann, composer
1931 - James Wilson, Boston, Massachusetts, criminologist ('Zero Tolerance' policing), (d. 2012)
1932 - [Herman] Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
1932 - Jeffrey Bernard, singer
1933 - Ted Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur
1934 - Harlan [Jay] Ellison, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)
1935 - Elias Gistelinck, Flemish composer
1935 - Lee Meriwether, Los Angeles California, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones)
1935 - Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
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, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep)
1936 - Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
1939 - Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)
1939 - Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
1939 - Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
1939 - Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
1940 - Rene Koering, composer
1941 - Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
1941 - Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
1941 - Davina Phillips, actress
1942 - Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1942 - Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
1942 - Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
1942 - Lee Baca, American law enforcement official
1943 - Bruce Weitz, Norwalk Ct, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold)
1943 - Cilla Black, Liverpool England, rock vocalist (You're My World)
1944 - Christopher J Dodd, (Gov/Sen-D-CT, 1981- )
1945 - Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)
1946 - Lewis Collins, English actor, (d. 2013)
1946 - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
1947 - Liana Alexandra, composer
1947 - Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)
1947 - Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer
1947 - Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
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)
1951 - John Conteh, boxer
1951 - Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
1954 - Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
1954 - Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
1954 - Jackie Slater, American football player
1955 - Bill Malley, Oakland CA, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th)
1955 - Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
1955 - Richard Schiff, American actor
1955 - Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
1956 - Lisa Niemi, Houston Texas, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies)
1956 - Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
1956 - Steve Pagano, horse trainer
1956 - Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
1957 - Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976)
1957 - Duncan Goodhew, swimmer
1957 - Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
1958 - Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)
1958 - Neil Finn, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House)
1960 - Ray Armsetad, Kirksville Mo, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1960 - Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
1961 - Cathy Silvers, NYC, actress (Jenny-Happy Days, Foley Square)
1961 - Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88)
1961 - John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
1961 - Peri Gilpin, Waco Tx, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier)
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)
1962 - Steven Brill, American film writer and director
1964 - Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
1965 - Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1965 - Pat Cash, Melbourne Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon 1987)
1965 - Todd Bridges, SF CA, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish)
1966 - Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
1966 - John Jaha, Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1966 - Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1966 - Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
1967 - Chin Yang, jockey
1967 - Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1967 - George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
1967 - Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
1967 - Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard (Sac Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96)
1968 - Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
1968 - Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
1968 - Jeff Bagwell, Boston Mass, infielder (Houston Astros)
1968 - John Connelly, Toledo OH, Nike golfer (1991 NH Open)
1969 - Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 - Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1969 - Lesley Tashlin, Toronto Ontario, 100m hurdler (Olympics-96)

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