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Notable Birthdays on September 27th

1840Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America

1783Agustin I de Iturbide, Valladolid Michoacán, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23)

1389Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence and patron of the arts (d. 1464)

1817Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator

1722Samuel Adams, Boston Massachusetts, US revolutionary and politican (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94)

1627Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)

1984Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter

1939Kathy Whitworth, Monahans Texas, golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year)

1949Mike Schmidt, Dayton Ohio, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies)

1972Gwyneth Paltrow, Los Angeles California, actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight)

September 27th Birthdays
Date Event
1275
John II of Brabant (d. 1312) 
1389
Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence and patron of the arts (d. 1464) 
1507
Guillaume Rondelet, Montpellier, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals 
1600
John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised 
1601
Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43) 
1627
Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704) 
1637
Hieronymus Gradenthaler, composer 
1643
Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman 
1657
Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89) 
1677
Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer 
1696
Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Ital theologist/bishop/religious order founder 
1719
Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician (d. 1800) 
1722
Samuel Adams, Boston Massachusetts, US revolutionary and politican (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94) 
1729
Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800) 
1772
Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1836) 
1776
Maria E J Versfelt, actress/mistress (General Moreau & Marshal Ney) 
1783
Agustin I de Iturbide, Valladolid Michoacán, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23) 
1786
Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer 
1792
George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist (Oliver Twist) 
1803
Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1865 
1805
George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898) 
1809
Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1877 
1817
Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator 
1821
Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil) 
1824
William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 
1830
William Babcock Hazen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887 
1835
John Murray Corse, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1893 [or 4/27] 
1838
Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83) 
1840
Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power) 
1840
Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America 
1842
Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903) 
1843
Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913) 
1858
Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic 
1858
Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar) 
1862
Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19) 
1864
Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author 
1864
Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938) 
1866
Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage) 
1866
Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932) 
1867
Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England) 
1871
Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936) 
1879
Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite) 
1879
Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician (d. 1934) 
1881
Ernest Samuel Williams, composer 
1881
Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist/singer/actress 
1881
William J Clothier, 1st pres of tennis hall of fame/(US Open-1906) 
1885
Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965) 
1887
Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje) 
1892
John Mylong, Austria, actor (Robot Monsters) 
1893
Joannes DM Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus) 
1894
Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951) 
1894
Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922) 
1895
Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948) 
1896
George Bender, Cleveland, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh) 
1896
Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985) 
1898
Vincent (Miller) Youmans, US composer/songwriter (Tea for Two) 
1902
Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52) 
1905
Ernest Baier, Germany, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1936) 
1905
Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric) 
1906
William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God) 
1906
Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977) 
1907
Bernard Miles, British actor (In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre) 
1907
Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931) 
1908
Shiv Verma, soldier 
1909
Jean Berger, composer 
1910
Donald Lindsay, headmaster (Malvern College) 
1910
Eve March, CA, actress (Curse of the Cat People) 
1910
Giles William Playfair, writer 
1911
Peter Muir Doig, politician 
1912
Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP 
1912
Tauno Marttinen, composer 
1912
Mary Grierson, Bangor, Wales, botanical artist, (d. 2012) 
1913
Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007) 
1916
Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- ) 
1916
Frank Handlen, American artist 
1917
Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires) 
1917
William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002) 
1918
James McCallion, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet) 
1918
Lord Shepherd 
1918
Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82) 
1919
Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill) 
1919
Earl of Clanwilliam 
1919
Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actr (Dark Delusion) 
1919
James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986) 
1919
Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012) 
1920
J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi) 
1920
William Conrad, Louisville Ky, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Cannon) 
1921
D E Nineham, theologian 
1922
Arthur Penn, Phila, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde) 
1922
Carl Ballantine, actor (McHale's Navy) 
1922
James Wilson, composer 
1923
Mary McCarty, Winfield Ks, actress/singer (Starch-Trapper John MD) 
1924
Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer 
1924
Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013) 
1924
Fred Singer, American scientist 
1924
Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012) 
1925
Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (Daily Mail, Evening News) 
1925
Robert Edwards, Batley, Yorkshire, physiologist (IVF pioneer, Nobel 2010), (d. 2013) 
1927
Boris Porena, composer 
1927
Eli van der Merwe Louw, S Afr minister of Transport/Manpower 
1927
Patrick O'Neal, actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana) 
1927
Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter 
1927
Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006) 
1928
Earring George Mayweather, blues Harmonica Player 
1928
G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records 
1928
Margaret Rule, consultant (Mary Rose Trust) 
1929
Sada Thompson, Des Moines Ia, actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness) 
1930
Igor Kipnis, Berlin Germany, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield) 
1930
Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex) 
1931
Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office) 
1931
Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer 
1932
Mario Bertoncini, composer 
1932
Michael Colvin, MP 
1932
Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Company 
1932
Roger C Carmel, actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws) 
1932
Oliver E. Williamson, American economist 
1932
Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012) 
1932
Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958) 
1933
Kathleen Nolan, St Louis Mo, actress (Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside) 
1933
Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987) 
1933
Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007) 
1934
Barbara Howar, Nashville, reporter (Wash Post, Entertainment Tonight) 
1934
Claude Jarman Jr, Nashville Tn, 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, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mission Impossible, Vega$) 
1934
Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon) 
1935
Jerome Shipp, US, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964) 
1936
Gordon Honeycombe, broadcaster/author 
1936
Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut 
1936
Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), (d. 2012) 
1938
Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London 
1939
Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- ) 
1939
Kathy Whitworth, Monahans Texas, golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year) 
1939
Nicholas Haslam, interior designer 
1939
Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer 
1940
Josephine Barstow, opera singer 
1940
Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist 
1941
Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star 
1941
Serge Ménard, Québécois politician 
1941
Peter Bonetti, English footballer 
1942
Baroness Blackstone 
1942
Dith Pran, Cambodian-born photojournalist 
1942
Alvin Stardust, English singer 
1943
Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Budapest Hungary, Lady Weymouth 
1943
Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville) 
1943
Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On) 
1943
Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful) 
1943
Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat 
1944
IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral 
1945
Misha Dichter, Shanghai China, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966) 
1945
Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003) 
1945
Kay Ryan, American poet 
1946
Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- ) 
1946
Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams) 
1946
Robin Nedwell, English comedy actor (d. 1999) 
1946
T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978) 
1947
Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain) 
1947
Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education 
1947
Liz Torres, Bronx NY, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show) 
1947
Meat Loaf, [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallas, rocker (Bat Out of Hell) 
1948
A Martinez, Glendale, California, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara) 
1948
Barbara Dickson, singer 
1948
Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens) 
1948
Michele Dotrice, English actor 
1948
Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor 
1948
John K. Reed, American coral biologist 
1949
Mike Schmidt, Dayton Ohio, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies) 
1949
Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show) 
1949
Graham Richardson, Australian politician 
1949
Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer 
1950
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges) 
1951
Jim Shooter, American comic book writer 
1951
Paul Craig, British law professor 
1951
Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage) 
1952
Del Russel, Pasadena California, actor (Richard-Arnie) 
1952
Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40) 
1952
Didier Dubois, French mathematician 
1952
André Viger, French Canadian marathoner 
1953
Benjamin Gene Brown, SF California, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1976) 
1953
Diane Abbott, MP 
1953
Heather Watts, Los Angeles California, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave) 
1953
Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot) 
1953
Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader 
1953
Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer 
1954
Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster 
1957
Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88) 
1957
Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996) 
1958
Shaun Cassidy, Los Angeles California, American actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away) 
1959
Beth Heiden, Madison Wisc, 3000m speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1980) 
1960
Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award) 
1960
Barron Lerner, American physician and historian 
1961
Christopher J Perry, Edenton NC, PGA golfer (1987 Kemper Open-2nd) 
1961
Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer 
1961
Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer 
1962
Dennis Paulson, San Gabriel CA, PGA golfer (1994 Freeport-McMoRan-4th) 
1962
Gavin Larsen, cricketer (NZ medium-pace all-rounder) 
1963
Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980) 
1964
Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind) 
1965
Steve Kerr, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls) 
1965
Ricky Fuji, Japanese professional wrestler 
1965
Alexis Stewart, American radio personality 
1965
Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick 
1966
Stephanie D Wilson, Boston Mass, astronaut 
1966
Lorenzo Cherubini, Italian singer (Jovanotti) 
1967
Jason Dungjen, Detroit Mich, pairs skater (& Kyoko Ina) 
1967
Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian international soccer player 
1968
Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics-88, 92, 96) 
1968
Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals) 
1968
Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions) 
1969
Laura Wilson, Utica NY, cross country skier (Olympics-1994) 
1969
Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles) 
1969
Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys) 
1970
Dwayne Davis, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy) 
1970
Mark Caldero, Oklahoma City, vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up) 
1970
Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player 
1971
Alonzo Spellman, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears) 
1971
Erik Smit, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht) 
1971
Patrick Muldoon, CA, actor (Austin-Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place) 
1971
Ron Florine, NFL/WLAF tackle (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores) 
1971
Li Yapeng, Chinese actor 
1972
Clara Hughes, Winnipeg Manitoba, cyclist (Olympics-2 bronze-96) 
1972
Gwyneth Paltrow, Los Angeles California, actress (Pallbearer, Emma, Hard Eight) 
1972
Laurie Shepard, Cordele, GA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets) 
1972
Malachy Loye, cricketer (Northamptonshire & England "A" batsman) 
1972
Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player 
1972
Craig L. Rice, American Politician 
1973
Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes) 
1973
Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers) 
1973
Chris Demakes, American singer/guitarist (Less Than Jake) 
1974
Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes) 
1974
Lina Gaviria, Miss Universe-Colombia (1996) 
1975
Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks) 
1975
Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs) 
1976
Francesco Totti, Italian footballer 
1976
Dean Butterworth, English musician 
1976
Matt Harding, American video game developer 
1976
Jason Phillips, American baseball player 
1977
Andrus Värnik, Estonian javelin thrower 
1978
Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down) 
1978
Jon Rauch, American baseball player 
1979
Jon Garland, American baseball player 
1979
Zita Görög, Hungarian actress and model 
1979
Christian Jones, Australian racing driver 
1979
Steve Simpson, Australian rugby league footballer 
1981
Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer 
1981
Sophie Crumb, American comics artist 
1981
Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer 
1982
Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007) 
1982
Lil Wayne, American rapper 
1983
Travis MacRae, Canadian singer-songwriter 
1983
Shermon Tang, Hong Kong actress 
1983
Jeon Hye Bin, Korean actress 
1984
Paul Bevan, Australian rules footballer 
1984
John Lannan, American baseball player 
1984
Avril Lavigne, Belleville Ontario, Canadian singer-songwriter 
1986
Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver 
1989
Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer 
1990
Kylee Lin, American beauty pageant winner 
1991
Adam Chicksen, English Football Player 
1992
Jake Burbage, American actor 
1996
Iman bint Al Abdullah II, princess of Jordan 
1996
Daeg Faerch, Danish-born Canadian actor 
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