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Day History: September-27

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Famous Birthdays


823- Ermentrude of Orléans -(d. 869)

1271- Wenceslaus II of Bohemia -(d. 1305)

1275- John II, Duke of Brabant -(d. 1312)

1389- Cosimo de' Medici -Italian ruler (d. 1464)

1544- Takenaka Shigeharu -Japanese samurai (d. 1579)

1601- Louis XIII of France -(d. 1643)

1627- Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet -French bishop and theologian (d. 1704)

1643- Solomon Stoddard -American pastor (d. 1729)

1657- Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia -(d. 1704)

1677- Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari -Italian violinist and composer (d. 1754)

1696- Alphonsus Maria de' Liguori -Italian bishop and saint (d. 1787)

1719- Abraham Gotthelf Kästner -German mathematician and epigrammatist (d. 1800)

1722- Samuel Adams -American philosopher and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1803)

1729- Michael Denis -Austrian lepidopterist, author, and poet (d. 1800)

1739- Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock -Irish politician (d. 1767)

1765- Antoine Philippe de La Trémoille -French general (d. 1794)

1772- Martha Jefferson Randolph -American wife of Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (d. 1836)

1803- Samuel Francis Du Pont -American admiral (d. 1865)

1805- George Müller -German-English evangelist and missionary, founded the New Orphan Houses, Ashley Down, Bristol|Ashley Down Orphanage (d. 1898)

1818- Hermann Kolbe -German chemist and academic (d. 1884)

1821- Henri-Frédéric Amiel -Swiss philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1881)

1824- William "Bull" Nelson -American general (d. 1862)

1830- William Babcock Hazen -American general (d. 1887)

1838- Lawrence Sullivan Ross -American general and politician, 19th Governor of Texas (d. 1898)

1840- Alfred Thayer Mahan -American captain and historian (d. 1914)

1840- Thomas Nast -German-American cartoonist (d. 1902)

1842- Alphonse François Renard -Belgian geologist and petrographer (d. 1903)

1843- Gaston Tarry -French mathematician and academic (d. 1913)

1861- Corinne Roosevelt Robinson -American poet and author (d. 1933)

1864- Andrej Hlinka -Slovak priest and politician (d. 1938)

1866- Eurosia Fabris -Italian saint (d. 1932)

1871- Grazia Deledda -Italian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

1871- George Ducker -Canadian soccer player (d. 1952)

1879- Hans Hahn (mathematician)|Hans Hahn -Austrian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1934)

1879- Frederick Schule -American hurdler and coach (d. 1962)

1879- Cyril Scott -English poet and composer (d. 1970)

1885- Harry Blackstone, Sr. -American magician (d. 1965)

1885- Charles Benjamin Howard -Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1964)

1894- Olive Tell -American actress and singer (d. 1951)

1894- Lothar von Richthofen -German lieutenant and pilot (d. 1922)

1895- Woolf Barnato -English race car driver and financier (d. 1948)

1896- Sam Ervin -American politician (d. 1985)

1898- Vincent Youmans -American composer and producer (d. 1946)

1904- Edvard Kocbek -Slovenian poet and politician (d. 1981)

1905- Conrad Heidkamp -German footballer and manager (d. 1994)

1906- William Empson -English poet and critic (d. 1984)

1906- Jim Thompson (writer)|Jim Thompson -American author and screenwriter (d. 1977)

1906- Sergei Varshavsky -Russian art collector and author (d. 1980)

1907- Maurice Blanchot -French philosopher and theorist (d. 2003)

1907- Bernard Miles -English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)

1911- John Harvey (actor)|John Harvey -English actor (d. 1982)

1911- Marcey Jacobson -American-Mexican photographer (d. 2009)

1913- Albert Ellis -American psychologist and author (d. 2007)

1916- S. Yizhar -Israeli academic and politician (d. 2006)

1917- Louis Auchincloss -American lawyer, historian, and author (d. 2010)

1917- Carl Ballantine -American magician and actor (d. 2009)

1917- William T. Orr -American actor and producer (d. 2002)

1918- Martin Ryle -English astronomer and author, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

1919- Charles H. Percy -American lieutenant and politician (d. 2011)

1919- James H. Wilkinson -American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)

1920- William Conrad -American actor, director, and producer (d. 1994)

1920- Jayne Meadows -Chinese-American actress and author

1921- Miklós Jancsó -Hungarian director and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1921- Milton Subotsky -American screenwriter and producer, co-founded Amicus Productions (d. 1991)

1921- Bernard Waber -American author and illustrator (d. 2013)

1922- Sammy Benskin -American pianist and bandleader (d. 1992)

1922- Arthur Penn -American director and producer (d. 2010)

1924- Ernest Becker -American-Canadian anthropologist, author, and academic (d. 1974)

1924- Bud Powell -American pianist (d. 1966)

1924- Fred Singer -Austrian-American physicist and academic

1924- Josef Škvorecký -Czech-Canadian author and publisher (d. 2012)

1925- Robert Edwards (physiologist)|Robert Edwards -English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1925- George Gladir -American author (d. 2013)

1927- Chrysostomos I of Cyprus -(d. 2007)

1927- Red Rodney -American trumpet player (d. 1994)

1927- Romano Scarpa -Italian author and illustrator (d. 2005)

1927- Steve Stavro -Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)

1928- Margaret Rule -English archaeologist and historian

1929- Calvin Jones (musician)|Calvin Jones -American pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2004)

1929- Bruno Junk -Estonian race walker (d. 1995)

1929- Barbara Murray -English actress (d. 2014)

1930- Paul Reichmann -Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (d. 2013)

1931- Freddy Quinn -Austrian singer, guitarist, and actor

1932- Geoff Bent -English footballer (d. 1958)

1932- Roger C. Carmel -American actor (d. 1986)

1932- Yash Chopra -Pakistani-Indian director and producer (d. 2012)

1932- Michael Colvin -English politician (d. 2000)

1932- Gabriel Loubier -Canadian politician

1932- Oliver E. Williamson -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1933- Rodney Cotterill -Danish-English physicist and neuroscientist (d. 2007)

1933- Paul Goble -English-American author and illustrator

1933- Greg Morris -American actor (d. 1996)

1933- Will Sampson -American actor (d. 1987)

1934- Wilford Brimley -American actor

1934- Claude Jarman, Jr. -American actor and producer

1934- Dick Schaap -American sportscaster (d. 2001)

1935- Al MacNeil -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1936- Don Cornelius -American television host and producer, created ''Soul Train'' (d. 2012)

1936- Gordon Honeycombe -English actor, playwright, and author

1937- Vasyl Durdynets -Ukrainian politician and diplomat, 8th Prime Minister of Ukraine

1938- Jean-Loup Dabadie -French journalist, songwriter, and screenwriter

1939- Nicholas Haslam -English interior designer and author

1939- Carol Lynn Pearson -American author, poet, and playwright

1939- Kathy Whitworth -American golfer

1940- Josephine Barstow -English soprano

1940- Benoni Beheyt -Belgian cyclist

1941- Peter Bonetti -English footballer and coach

1941- Gay Kayler -Australian singer

1941- Serge Ménard -Canadian lawyer and politician

1941- Don Nix -American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (The Mar-Keys)

1942- Dith Pran -Cambodian photographer and journalist (d. 2008)

1942- Alvin Stardust -English singer and actor (d. 2014)

1943- Randy Bachman -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Guess Who, Ironhorse,Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Bachman & Turner, and Brave Belt)

1943- Max Boyce -Welsh comedian and singer

1944- Ian Garnett -English admiral

1944- Gary Sutherland -American baseball player

1945- Jack Goldstein -Canadian-American painter (d. 2003)

1945- Bob Spiers -Scottish-English director and producer (d. 2008)

1946- Nicos Anastasiades -Cypriot lawyer and politician, 7th President of Cyprus

1946- T. C. Cannon -American painter (d. 1978)

1946- Robin Nedwell -English actor (d. 1999)

1947- Barbara Dickson -Scottish singer-songwriter and actress

1947- Denis Lawson -Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter

1947- Meat Loaf -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

1947- Liz Torres -American actress and singer

1948- Tom Braidwood -Canadian actor, director, and producer

1948- Les Chapman -English footballer and manager

1948- Michele Dotrice -English actress

1948- Duncan Fletcher -Rhodesian-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

1948- Robin Jackson -Irish soldier (d. 1998)

1948- A Martinez -American actor and singer

1949- Graham Richardson -Australian journalist and politician, 39th Minister for Health (Australia)|Australian Minister for Health

1949- Mike Schmidt -American baseball player and coach

1949- Jahn Teigen -Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1950- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa -Japanese-American actor and martial artist

1951- Paul Craig (law professor)|Paul Craig -English academic and author

1951- Anthony Laciura -American tenor and actor

1951- Michel Rivard -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Beau Dommage)

1951- Jim Shooter -American author and illustrator

1951- David Starobin -American guitarist, producer, and director

1951- Steve Soper -English race car driver

1952- Katie Fforde -English author

1952- Dumitru Prunariu -Romanian pilot, engineer, and astronaut

1952- André Viger -Canadian wheelchair racer (d. 2006)

1953- Diane Abbott -English politician

1953- Mata Amritanandamayi -Indian guru and saint

1953- Claudio Gentile -Italian footballer and manager

1953- Greg Ham -Australian keyboard player, saxophonist, songwriter, and actor (Men at Work) (d. 2012)

1954- Ray Hadley -Australian radio and television host

1954- Dmitry Sitkovetsky -Russian violinist and conductor

1954- Larry Wall -American computer programmer and author

1955- Richard Bucher -Swiss ice hockey player (d. 2012)

1956- Steve Archibald -Scottish footballer and manager

1957- Bill Athey -English cricketer, footballer, and coach

1957- John Inverdale -English radio and television host

1957- Peter Sellars -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1958- Shaun Cassidy -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1958- Irvine Welsh -Scottish author and playwright

1959- Beth Heiden -American speed skater

1960- Jean-Marc Barr -German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1960- Christopher Cousins -American actor

1961- Andy Lau -Hong Kong singer, actor, and producer

1962- Kimberly Carson -American porn actress

1962- Gavin Larsen -New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster

1963- Marc Maron -American comedian, actor, and radio host

1964- Predrag Brzaković -Serbian footballer (d. 2012)

1964- Johnny du Plooy -South African boxer (d. 2013)

1964- Stephan Jenkins -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Third Eye Blind)

1965- Ricky Fuji -Japanese wrestler

1965- Steve Kerr -American basketball player and sportscaster

1965- Bernard Lord -Canadian politician, 30th Premier of New Brunswick

1965- Peter MacKay -Canadian lawyer and politician, 50th Minister of Justice (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Justice

1965- Alexis Stewart -American radio and television host

1966- Don Jamieson (comedian)|Don Jamieson -American comedian and television host

1966- Uche Okechukwu -Nigerian footballer

1966- Debbie Wasserman Schultz -American politician

1966- Stephanie Wilson -American engineer and astronaut

1968- Mari Kiviniemi -Finnish politician, 41st Prime Minister of Finland

1968- Patrick Muldoon -American actor, singer, and guitarist

1969- Sofia Milos -Swiss-American actress

1970- Yoshiharu Habu -Japanese chess player

1970- Tamara Taylor -Canadian actress

1971- Amanda Detmer -American actress

1971- Horacio Sandoval -Mexican illustrator

1971- Li Yapeng -Chinese actor

1972- Sylvia Crawley -American basketball player and coach

1972- Lhasa de Sela -American-Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2010)

1972- Clara Hughes -Canadian cyclist

1972- Gwyneth Paltrow -American actress and singer

1972- Craig L. Rice -American politician

1974- Carrie Brownstein -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney)

1974- Sascha Licht -German footballer

1975- Thanos Petrelis -Greek singer

1976- Matt Harding -American video game designer and dancer

1976- Jason Phillips (catcher)|Jason Phillips -American baseball player and coach

1976- Francesco Totti -Italian footballer

1977- Andrus Värnik -Estonian javelin thrower

1978- Ani Lorak -Ukrainian singer-songwriter and actress

1978- Jon Rauch -American baseball player

1978- Mihaela Ursuleasa -Romanian pianist (d. 2012)

1979- Jon Garland -American baseball player

1979- La'Myia Good -American singer and actress (Isyss)

1979- Zita Görög -Hungarian model and actress

1979- Christian Jones -Australian race car driver

1979- Steve Simpson (rugby league)|Steve Simpson -Australian rugby player

1980- Asashōryū Akinori -Mongolian sumo wrestler, the 68th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna

1980- Ehron VonAllen -American singer-songwriter and producer

1981- Cytherea (pornographic actress)|Cytherea -American porn actress and producer

1981- Lakshmipathy Balaji -Indian cricketer

1981- Sophie Crumb -American illustrator

1981- Brendon McCullum -New Zealand cricketer

1982- Anna Camp -American actress

1982- Zero Kazama -Japanese-American actor and game show host

1982- Jon McLaughlin -American singer-songwriter

1982- Markus Rosenberg -Swedish footballer

1982- Lil Wayne -American rapper, producer, and actor (The B.G.'z, Hot Boys, and Cash Money Millionaires)

1982- Darrent Williams -American football player (d. 2007)

1983- Jeon Hye-bin -South Korean actress and singer (LUV (South Korean band)|LUV)

1983- Shermon Tang -Hong Kong actress

1984- Paul Bevan -Australian footballer

1984- Davide Capello -Italian footballer

1984- John Lannan -American baseball player

1984- Avril Lavigne -Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer

1984- Abhinav Shukla -Indian actor

1985- Massimo Bertocchi -Canadian decathlete

1985- Grace Helbig -American actress and blogger

1985- Daniel Pudil -Czech footballer

1985- Ibrahim Touré -Ivorian footballer (d. 2014)

1986- Vin Mazzaro -American baseball player

1986- Ricardo Risatti -Argentinian race car driver

1987- Ádám Bogdán -Hungarian footballer

1987- Austin Carlile -American singer-songwriter (Attack Attack! and Of Mice & Men (band)|Of Mice & Men)

1987- Olga Puchkova -Russian tennis player

1988- Lisa Ryzih -German pole vaulter

1989- Park Tae-hwan -South Korean swimmer

1991- Ousmane Barry -Guinean footballer

1991- Simona Halep -Romanian tennis player

1992- Jake Burbage -American actor

1992- Luc Castaignos -Dutch footballer

1992- Pak Kwang-ryong -North Korean footballer

1992- Ryan O'Shaughnessy -Irish singer-songwriter and actor

1992- Gabriel Vasconcelos Ferreira -Brazilian footballer

1992- Granit Xhaka -Swiss footballer

1993- Lisandro Magallán -Argentinian footballer

1993- Patrick Mölleken -German actor

1993- Mónica Puig -Puerto Rican tennis player

1993- Vinnie Sunseri -American football player

1995- Lina Leandersson -Swedish actress

1995- Anderson Lim -Bruneian swimmer

1996- Princess Iman bint Abdullah -of Jordan

2011- Giorgi Bagrationi (born 2011)|Giorgi Bagrationi -Spanish-Georgian son of David Bagration of Mukhrani