Birthdays of Personalities on May 27

1332 :Ibn Khaldun, Tunis, Arab historian/sociologist (Muqaddimah)
1595 :Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
1626 :William II, prince of Orange/stadholder
1756 :Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria
1774 :Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)
1794 :Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad)
1815 :Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
1818 :Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
1819 :Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
1823 :John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1836 :Edwin Gray Lee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
1836 :Jay Gould, US railroad executive, financier
1837 :"Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout
1837 :Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912
1839 :Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
1854 :Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
1861 :Victoria E Matthews, educator
1867 :Arnold Bennett, England, novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
1871 :Georges-Henri Rouault, Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)
1874 :Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
1881 :Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer
1887 :Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends)
1887 :Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorw„rts)
1894 :Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, author (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
1894 :L F C‚line, writer
1894 :Louis-Ferdinand C‚line, France, novelist (Journey to End of Night)
1897 :John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
1907 :Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
1907 :Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
1908 :Alex Brown, snooker player
1908 :Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
1910 :Daniel Greenway, CEO (Daniel Greenway & Sons)
1911 :Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Pres candidate
1911 :Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
1912 :John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)
1913 :Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop
1913 :Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
1913 :Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
1914 :Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
1914 :Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)
1915 :Herman Wouk, NYC, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War)
1916 :Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
1918 :Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
1920 :Michael Webster, CEO (DRG)
1920 :William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
1921 :Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
1921 :Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
1922 :Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
1923 :Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
1925 :John Moberly, diplomat
1927 :Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
1927 :Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
1930 :Simon Barrington-Ward
1931 :John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
1934 :Harlan [Jay] Ellison, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)
1935 :Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
1936 :Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
1936 :Eric Anderson, headmaster (Eton)
1936 :Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
1939 :Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
1939 :Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
1941 :Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
1942 :Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
1943 :Cilla Black, Liverpool England, rock vocalist (You're My World)
1944 :Christopher J Dodd, (Gov/Sen-D-CT, 1981- )
1945 :Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)
1947 :Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)
1947 :Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer
1948 :Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
1948 :Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
1951 :John Conteh, boxer
1951 :Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
1956 :Steve Pagano, horse trainer
1957 :Duncan Goodhew, swimmer
1957 :Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
1958 :Neil Finn, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House)
1962 :Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
1965 :Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1966 :John Jaha, Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1966 :Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
1967 :Chin Yang, jockey
1967 :Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
1968 :Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
1968 :Jeff Bagwell, Boston Mass, infielder (Houston Astros)
1969 :Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
1970 :Todd Collins, linebacker (New England Patriots)
1971 :Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1972 :Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner



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