Birthdays of Personalities on February 27

xxxx :Danny Rivera, spanish pop musician (Canci?n Libre)
xxxx :Vanessa Dorman, Niantic Conn, (Caitlin Richards-Sunset Beach)
1539 :Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
1622 :Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
1784 :Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
1792 :Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/fieldmarshal
1802 :William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
1807 :Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
1811 :[Catherine] Mildred Lee, daughter of US general Robert E Lee
1823 :Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1823 :William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1827 :Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
1832 :Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, died in 1872
1835 :Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
1835 :Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
1841 :[Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E Lee
1850 :Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec
1861 :Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy
1867 :Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
1869 :Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
1881 :Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
1881 :Sveinn Bj?rnsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
1886 :Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
1887 :James D Innes, English painter
1888 :Lotte Lehmann, Perleberg Germany, soprano (Fidello)
1891 :David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)
1893 :Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
1897 :Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
1897 :G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)
1899 :Charles H Best, Maine, physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
1901 :Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
1902 :John Steinbeck, Salinas Calif, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)
1904 :James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
1906 :H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (S Africa/Tibet)
1910 :Peter De Vries, Chicago, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon)
1912 :Hugues Panassi?, French jazz saxophonist/author (Hot Club of France)
1912 :Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling India, writer (Alexandria Quartet)
1913 :Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
1913 :Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
1915 :Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
1917 :John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade
1919 :Lawrence Durrell, writer
1920 :David Vere Bendall, former diplomat
1920 :Jose Melis, Havana Cuba, orch leader (Jack Paar Program)
1922 :Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
1924 :M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
1925 :Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
1925 :Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
1926 :Peter Emery, British MP
1927 :Lord Belhaven & Stenton
1927 :Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
1931 :Andrew Sloan, Chief Constable (Strathcourt)
1932 :Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter
1932 :Lord Young of Graffham, CEO (Cables & Wireless)
1933 :6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
1933 :Edward Lucie-Smith, poetry critic
1933 :Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
1933 :Malcolm Wallop, (Sen-R-WY, 1977- )
1934 :Ralph Nader, Winsted Conn, consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)
1934 :[Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
1935 :Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly)
1936 :Roger M Mahoney, Hollywood Ca, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- )
1937 :Barbara Babcock, Pasadena CA, actr (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues)
1937 :Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
1937 :L Jay Silvester, US, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1972)
1937 :Viscount Head
1939 :Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
1939 :Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)
1940 :Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
1941 :Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)
1941 :Sandy Wilson
1942 :Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)
1944 :Roger Scruton, philosopher
1947 :Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
1948 :Eddie Gray, rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
1948 :Stephen Curtis, CEO (DVLA)
1950 :Franco Moschino, fashion Designer
1950 :Julia Neuberger, British Rabbi
1951 :Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
1951 :Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
1952 :Dwight Elmo Jones, Houston Tx, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972)
1952 :Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
1954 :Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
1955 :Garry Christian, rocker
1957 :Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)
1960 :John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)
1960 :Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
1962 :Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter
1964 :April Heinrichs, Littleton Colo, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96)
1964 :Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue-Your Town)
1964 :Richard de Vries, soccer player (De Graafschap)
1966 :Chris Howard, US baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
1966 :Pete Smith, US baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets)
1967 :Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
1967 :Frantisek Kaberle, Brno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
1967 :Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1968 :Mike Sullivan, Marshfield, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1969 :Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1969 :Victoria Fair, Jackson Michigan, Miss Michigan-America (1991)
1969 :Willie Banks, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1971 :Jaroslav Modry, Ceske-budejovice C, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1971 :Rich Tylski, guard/center (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1973 :"Pooh" Clark, rocker (High-5)
1973 :Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
1974 :Chris Dishman, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
1975 :Dana Marie Lane, Cheyenne Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1996)
1975 :Duce Staley, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
1975 :Marcus Robinson, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1976 :Tony Gonzalez, tight end (KC Chiefs)
1980 :Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton (1993-2001)



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