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Day History: October-27

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Famous Birthdays


921 - [[Chai Rong]] -Chinese emperor (d. 959)

1156 - [[Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse]] -(d. 1222)

1401 - [[Catherine of Valois]] -(d. 1437)

1703 - [[Johann Gottlieb Graun]] -German violinist and composer (d. 1771)

1744 - [[Mary Moser]] -English painter (d. 1819)

1760 - [[August Neidhardt von Gneisenau]] -Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)

1766 - [[Nancy Storace]] -English soprano (d. 1817)

1782 - [[Niccolò Paganini]] -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)

1806 - [[Juan Seguín]] -American colonel, judge, and politician, 101st List of mayors of San Antonio|Mayor of San Antonio (d. 1890)

1811 - [[Stevens T. Mason]] -American politician, 1st Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)

1811 - [[Isaac Singer]] -American businessman, founded the Singer Corporation (d. 1875)

1814 - [[Daniel H. Wells]] -American religious leader and politician, 3rd List of mayors of Salt Lake City|Mayor of Salt Lake City (d. 1891)

1838 - [[John Davis Long]] -American lawyer and politician, 34th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1915)

1842 - [[Giovanni Giolitti]] -Italian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1928)

1844 - [[Klas Pontus Arnoldson]] -Swedish journalist and politician, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)

1854 - [[William Alexander Smith (Boys' Brigade)|William Alexander Smith]] -Scottish religious leader, founded the Boys' Brigade (d. 1914)

1858 - [[Theodore Roosevelt]] -American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)

1865 - [[Charles Spencelayh]] -English painter (d. 1958)

1869 - [[Viola Allen]] -American actress (d. 1948)

1872 - [[Emily Post]] -American author, founded The Emily Post Institute (d. 1960)

1873 - [[Malcolm Shepherd (public servant)|Malcolm Shepherd]] -Australian public servant (d. 1960)

1877 - [[Walt Kuhn]] -American painter (d. 1949)

1877 - [[George Thompson (cricketer)|George Thompson]] -English cricketer and umpire (d. 1943)

1885 - [[Sigrid Hjertén]] -Swedish painter (d. 1948)

1894 - [[Agda Helin]] -Swedish actress (d. 1984)

1894 - [[Oliver Leese]] -English-Welsh general (d. 1978)

1894 - [[Fritz Sauckel]] -German sailor and politician (d. 1946)

1896 - [[Edith Haisman]] -South African-English survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic (d. 1997)

1904 - [[Riho Lahi]] -Estonian journalist and author (d. 1995)

1906 - [[Peter Blume]] -American painter (d. 1992)

1906 - [[Earle Cabell]] -American banker and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1975)

1906 - [[Kazuo Ohno]] -Japanese dancer (d. 2010)

1908 - [[Lee Krasner]] -American painter (d. 1984)

1910 - [[Jack Carson]] -Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1963)

1911 - [[Leif Erickson (actor)|Leif Erickson]] -American actor and singer (d. 1986)

1913 - [[Joe Medicine Crow]] -American anthropologist, historian, and author

1913 - [[Luigi Piotti]] -Italian racing driver (d. 1971)

1914 - [[Dylan Thomas]] -Welsh poet and playwright (d. 1953)

1915 - [[Harry Saltzman]] -Canadian-French production manager and producer (d. 1994)

1917 - [[Augustine Harris]] -English bishop (d. 2007)

1917 - [[Oliver Tambo]] -South African lawyer and politician (d. 1993)

1918 - [[Mihkel Mathiesen]] -Estonian engineer and politician (d. 2003)

1918 - [[Teresa Wright]] -American actress and singer (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Nanette Fabray]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1920 - [[K. R. Narayanan]] -Indian politician, 10th President of India (d. 2005)

1921 - [[Warren Allen Smith]] -American journalist, author, and activist

1922 - [[Poul Bundgaard]] -Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)

1922 - [[Ruby Dee]] -American actress, singer, and poet (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Michel Galabru]] -Moroccian-French actor

1922 - [[Ralph Kiner]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Roy Lichtenstein]] -American painter and sculptor (d. 1997)

1923 - [[Ned Wertimer]] -American actor (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Warren Christopher]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 63rd United States Secretary of State (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Jane Connell]] -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Paul Fox (television executive)|Paul Fox]] -English broadcaster

1925 - [[Monica Sims]] -English radio host and producer

1926 - [[Boris Chetkov]] -Russian artist (d. 2010)

1926 - [[H. R. Haldeman]] -American businessman and diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (d. 1993)

1927 - [[Dominick Argento]] -American composer and educator

1928 - [[Gilles Vigneault]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and poet

1929 - [[Maurice Robert Johnston]] -English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire

1930 - [[Leo Baxendale]] -English cartoonist

1930 - [[Barry Supple]] -English historian and academic

1931 - [[David Bryant]] -English bowls player

1931 - [[Nawal El Saadawi]] -Egyptian physician, psychiatrist, and author

1931 - [[Anatoliy Zayaev]] -Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2012)

1932 - [[Jean-Pierre Cassel]] -French actor and singer (d. 2007)

1932 - [[Harry Gregg]] -Irish footballer and manager

1932 - [[Dolores Moore]] -American baseball player (d. 2000)

1932 - [[Sylvia Plath]] -American author and poet (d. 1963)

1933 - [[Valentin Boreyko]] -Russian rower (d. 2012)

1933 - [[Floyd Cramer]] -American singer and pianist (d. 1997)

1934 - [[Giorgos Konstantinou]] -Greek actor, director, and screenwriter

1935 - [[Frank Adonis]] -American actor and screenwriter

1935 - [[Maurício de Sousa]] -Brazilian cartoonist

1936 - [[Neil Sheehan]] -American journalist and author

1937 - [[Lara Parker]] -American actress

1939 - [[John Cleese]] -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1939 - [[Suzy Covey]] -American scholar and academic (d. 2007)

1940 - [[John Gotti]] -American mobster (d. 2002)

1940 - [[Maxine Hong Kingston]] -American author and academic

1941 - [[Dave Costa]] -American football player (d. 2013)

1941 - [[Dick Trickle]] -American race car driver (d. 2013)

1942 - [[Lee Greenwood]] -American singer-songwriter

1942 - [[Janusz Korwin-Mikke]] -Polish journalist and politician

1943 - [[Carmen Argenziano]] -American actor and producer

1943 - [[Jerry Rook]] -American basketball player and coach

1944 - [[J. A. Jance]] -American author and poet

1945 - [[Arild Andersen]] -Norwegian bassist and composer (Masqualero)

1945 - [[Dick Dodd]] -American drummer and actor (The Bel-Airs, The Standells, and Eddie & the Showmen) (d. 2013)

1945 - [[John Kane (writer)|John Kane]] -Scottish actor and screenwriter

1945 - [[Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva]] -Brazilian politician, 35th President of Brazil

1946 - [[Peter Martins]] -Danish dancer and choreographer

1946 - [[Steven R. Nagel]] -American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2014)

1946 - [[Ivan Reitman]] -Czech-Canadian actor, director, and producer

1946 - [[Carrie Snodgress]] -American actress (d. 2004)

1949 - [[Clifford Antone]] -American businessman (d. 2006)

1949 - [[Garry Tallent]] -American bass player and producer (E Street Band)

1950 - [[Michael Driscoll (economist)|Michael Driscoll]] -English economist and academic

1950 - [[Fran Lebowitz]] -American author and actress

1950 - [[Július Šupler]] -Slovak ice hockey player and coach

1950 - [[A. N. Wilson]] -English journalist, historian, and author

1951 - [[K. K. Downing]] -English guitarist and songwriter (Judas Priest)

1951 - [[Carlos Frenk]] -Mexican-English physicist, cosmologist, and academic

1951 - [[Nancy Jacobs]] -American politician

1951 - [[Jayne Kennedy]] -American model, actress, and sportscaster

1951 - [[Éric Morena]] -French singer

1952 - [[Roberto Benigni]] -Italian actor, director, and screenwriter

1952 - [[Francis Fukuyama]] -American political scientist, economist, and author

1952 - [[Topi Sorsakoski]] -Finnish singer-songwriter (Agents (Finnish band)|Agents) (d. 2011)

1953 - [[Peter Firth]] -English actor

1953 - [[Robert Picardo]] -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1954 - [[Jan Duursema]] -American illustrator

1954 - [[Chris Tavaré]] -English cricketer and biologist

1955 - [[Debra Bowen]] -American lawyer and politician, 31st Secretary of State of California

1956 - [[Veronica Hart]] -American porn actress and director

1956 - [[Babis Tsertos]] -Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player

1957 - [[Jeff East]] -American actor and singer

1957 - [[Glenn Hoddle]] -English footballer and manager

1958 - [[Lee Carter]] -American judge

1958 - [[David Hazeltine]] -American pianist and composer

1958 - [[Simon Le Bon]] -English singer-songwriter (Duran Duran and Arcadia (band)|Arcadia)

1958 - [[Felix Wurman]] -American cellist and composer (d. 2009)

1959 - [[Rick Carlisle]] -American basketball player and coach

1960 - [[Tom Nieto]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1960 - [[Vangelis Trigas]] -Greek bouzouki player

1961 - [[Carl, Prince of Wied]] -(d. 2015)

1963 - [[Marla Maples]] -American model and actress

1963 - [[Tom McKean]] -Scottish runner

1964 - [[Mark Taylor (cricketer)|Mark Taylor]] -Australian cricketer and sportscaster

1964 - [[Ian Wells]] -English footballer (d. 2013)

1966 - [[Matt Drudge]] -American blogger, founded the ''Drudge Report''

1966 - [[Kit Malthouse]] -English accountant and politician

1966 - [[Hege Nerland]] -Norwegian politician (d. 2007)

1966 - [[Masanobu Takashima]] -Japanese actor

1967 - [[Steve Almond]] -American author and educator

1967 - [[Simone Moro]] -Italian mountaineer and pilot

1967 - [[Dejan Raičković]] -Montenegrin footballer and manager

1967 - [[Scott Weiland]] -American singer-songwriter (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, The Wondergirls, and Camp Freddy)

1968 - [[Dileep (actor)|Dileep]] -Indian actor and producer

1968 - [[Alain Auderset]] -Swiss author and illustrator

1968 - [[Vinny Samways]] -English footballer and manager

1969 - [[Peter O'Meara]] -Irish actor

1970 - [[Karl Backman]] -Swedish guitarist and songwriter (AC4)

1970 - [[Felix Bwalya]] -Zambian boxer (d. 1997)

1970 - [[Adrian Erlandsson]] -Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth, At the Gates, Nemhain (band)|Nemhain, The Haunted, Nifelheim, and Brujeria (band)|Brujeria)

1970 - [[Alama Ieremia]] -New Zealand rugby player and coach

1970 - [[Jonathan Stroud]] -English author

1970 - [[Ruslana Taran]] -Ukrainian sailor

1971 - [[Stefano Guidoni]] -Italian footballer

1971 - [[Jorge Soto (footballer)|Jorge Soto]] -Peruvian footballer

1971 - [[Theodoros Zagorakis]] -Greek footballer

1972 - [[Lee Clark (footballer)|Lee Clark]] -English footballer and manager

1972 - [[Elissa (Lebanese singer)|Elissa]] -Lebanese singer

1972 - [[Evan Coyne Maloney]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1972 - [[Maria Mutola]] -Mozambican runner and coach

1972 - [[Brad Radke]] -American baseball player

1973 - [[Jason Johnson (baseball)|Jason Johnson]] -American baseball player

1973 - [[Semmy Schilt]] -Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist

1975 - [[Nicola Mazzucato]] -Italian rugby player and coach

1975 - [[Aron Ralston]] -American mountaineer and engineer

1975 - [[Elias Toufexis]] -Canadian actor

1976 - [[Maneet Chauhan]] -Indian-American chef and author

1976 - [[Wilson Raimundo Júnior]] -Brazilian footballer

1977 - [[Jiří Jarošík]] -Czech footballer

1977 - [[Sheeri Rappaport]] -American actress

1977 - [[Kumar Sangakkara]] -Sri Lankan cricketer

1978 - [[Stephanie Abrams]] -American meteorologist

1978 - [[Manami Konishi]] -Japanese actress and singer

1978 - [[Sergei Samsonov]] -Russian ice hockey player

1978 - [[Vanessa-Mae]] -Singaporean-English violinist and skier

1980 - [[Tanel Padar]] -Estonian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1980 - [[Taksaorn Paksukcharern]] -Thai model and actress

1981 - [[Salem Al Fakir]] -Swedish singer and keyboard player

1981 - [[Volkan Demirel]] -Turkish footballer

1981 - [[Han Hye-jin]] -South Korean actress

1981 - [[Kristi Richards]] -Canadian skier

1982 - [[Patrick Fugit]] -American actor and producer

1982 - [[Takashi Tsukamoto]] -Japanese actor and singer

1983 - [[Brent Clevlen]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Martín Prado]] -Venezuelan baseball player

1983 - [[Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ]] -Turkish model and actor

1984 - [[Kostas Kapetanos]] -Greek footballer

1984 - [[Kelly Osbourne]] -English-American singer-songwriter and actress

1984 - [[Irfan Pathan]] -Indian cricketer

1984 - [[Brady Quinn]] -American football player

1984 - [[Emilie Ullerup]] -Danish-Canadian actress

1985 - [[Sirli Hanni]] -Estonian biathlete

1985 - [[Sandra Volk]] -Slovenian tennis player

1986 - [[Jon Niese]] -American baseball player

1986 - [[Matty Pattison]] -South African-English footballer

1986 - [[David Warner (cricketer)|David Warner]] -Australian cricketer

1987 - [[Thelma Aoyama]] -Japanese singer

1987 - [[Björn Barrefors]] -Swedish decathlete and heptathlete.

1987 - [[Andrew Bynum]] -American basketball player

1987 - [[Guillaume Franke]] -French-German rugby player

1987 - [[Sebastian Gacki]] -Canadian actor

1987 - [[Viktor Genev]] -Bulgarian footballer

1987 - [[Yi Jianlian]] -Chinese basketball player

1988 - [[Brady Ellison]] -American archer

1988 - [[Illimar Pärn]] -Etonian ski jumper

1988 - [[Evan Turner]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Dimitrios Gkourtsas]] -Greek footballer

1990 - [[Oktovianus Maniani]] -Indonesian footballer

1992 - [[Stephan El Shaarawy]] -Italian footballer

1992 - [[Emily Hagins]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1992 - [[Junya Ikeda]] -Japanese actor and voice actor

1992 - [[Taiko Katono]] -Japanese actor and model

1992 - [[Brandon Saad]] -American ice hockey player

1993 - [[Kiefer Ravena]] -Filipino basketball player

1994 - [[Eddie Alderson]] -American actor

1999 - [[Haruka Kudo (singer)|Haruka Kudo]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)

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