Birthdays of Personalities on April 27

1410 :John Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland/Zealand/West Frisia
1701 :Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia
1737 :Edward Gibson, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Emp)
1759 :Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)
1791 :Samuel Finley Breece Morse, US painter/inventor (telegraph)
1820 :Herbert Spencer, Derby England, Victorian philosopher (Social Statics)
1822 :Ulysses S Grant, [Hiram], Ohio (R), 18th president (1869-77)
1828 :Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher
1835 :John Murray Corse, Pitts, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers) [or 9/27]
1840 :Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)
1861 :Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte)
1865 :Emile Erens, Dutch Hagiographer (Pastor of Ars)
1875 :André Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
1883 :Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter
1892 :Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)
1893 :Norman Bel Geddes, Adrian Mich, theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End)
1896 :Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
1896 :Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)
1900 :Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)
1903 :Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
1903 :Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist
1904 :Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)
1904 :Cecil Day-Lewis, England, poet laureate/detective (Nicholas Blake)
1904 :Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
1905 :Julian Stryjkowski, writer
1906 :Mark Alexander Abrams, market researcher
1909 :Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)
1911 :Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
1912 :Franz Weyergans, Belgian literary (Les Gens Heureux)
1912 :Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist
1914 :Albert Soboult, French historian
1918 :John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
1918 :Kirby Stone, NYC, jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads)
1918 :Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)
1919 :Walter Ritchie, sculptor
1922 :Jack Klugman, Phila (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus)
1927 :Connie Kay, jazz drummer
1927 :Coretta Scott King, Marion Ala, civil rights leader
1927 :John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
1929 :Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, USSR, discus thrower (Oly-gold-1952, 60)
1930 :Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
1931 :Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist/son of David Oistrach
1932 :Casey Kasem, Detroit Mich, radio personality (American Top 40)
1932 :Maxine Brown, rocker (Browns)
1937 :Phil Jones, newsman (CBS)
1938 :Earl Anthony, bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3)
1939 :Jerry Mercer, Montreal Canada, rock drummer (April Wine)
1939 :Judy Carne, Northhampton Engl, comedienne (Laugh-in, Fair Exchange)
1941 :Jan D Blaauw, Dutch MP (VVD)
1942 :Gordon Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)
1942 :Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18)
1943 :Eugene Polyakov, dancer
1943 :Helmut Marko, auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix)
1944 :Michael Fish, British TV weatherman
1945 :August Wilson, US, playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987)
1947 :Pete Ham, Swansea Wales, rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
1948 :Katie Pierson, NJ, vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
1951 :Ace Frehley, Bronx NY, heavy metal rocker (Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet)
1951 :Boris Kinberg, rock percussionist (Mink Deville)
1953 :Ellen L Shulman Baker, Fayetteville NC, MD/astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71)
1955 :Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)
1958 :Keith Denunzio, rocker
1959 :Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants)
1962 :Patricia Plumer, Covina Calif, 1.5k/5k runner
1962 :Patricia Susan Plumer Levere, Covina, California, 3K runner
1963 :Arther van Dijk, drummer (Ivy Green)
1964 :Paul Osbaldiston, CFL kicker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967 :Willem-Alexander CGF, Dutch crown prince/son of Queen Beatrix of Neth
1969 :Mica Paris, rocker (So Good)
1969 :Tyrone Rodgers, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 :James Burton, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
1971 :Ricky Sutton, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
1972 :Alison McKnight, Bakersfield Calif, 100m hurdler/heptathlete
1974 :Carlos Fortes, soccer player (Sparta)
1974 :Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions)
1975 :Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1975 :Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)



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