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Anouk Aimée

Anouk Aimée (April 27, 1932-)

Anouk Aimée is a French film actress, who has appeared in 70 films since 1947, having begun her film career at age 14. In her early years she studied acting and dance besides her regular education. Although most of her films were French, she also made a number of films in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and Germany, along with some American... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans (April 27, 1898-October 1, 1962)

Ludwig Bemelmans was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children's books and an internationally known gourmet. He is known best for the 'Madeline' picture books. Six were published from 1939 to 1961; a seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999. Wikipedia
Meran, Austria-Hungary (now Merano, Italy)
New York City, New York, USA

Jacques de Bourbon-Busset (April 27, 1912-May 7, 2001)

Jacques de Bourbon, Count de Busset was a French novelist, essayist and politician. He was elected to the Académie française on June 4, 1981. He was a senior member of the House of Bourbon-Busset. Wikipedia
Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter (April 27, 1975-)

Christopher "Chris" John Carpenter is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher. He has played for the St. Louis Cardinals since 2003, and is currently signed with the team through the 2013 season. Wikipedia
Exeter, New Hampshire, United States

Vittorio Cecchi Gori (April 27, 1942-)

Vittorio Cecchi Gori is an Italian film producer and politician. Wikipedia
Florence, Italy
Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies (April 27, 1963-)

Stephen Russell Davies, OBE, better known by his pen name Russell T Davies, is a Welsh television producer and screenwriter whose works include 'Queer as Folk', 'Bob & Rose', 'The Second Coming', 'Casanova', the 2005 revival of the classic British science fiction series 'Doctor Who', and the trilogy 'Cucumber', 'Tofu', and 'Banana'. Wikipedia
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis (April 27, 1904-May 22, 1972)

Cecil Day-Lewis, CBE was a British poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis. Wikipedia
Ballintubbert, Queen's County, Ireland
Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, England
Sandy Dennis

Sandy Dennis (April 27, 1937-March 2, 1992)

Sandra Dale “Sandy” Dennis was an American theater and film actress. At the height of her career in the 1960s she won two Tony Awards, as well as an Oscar for her performance in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. Wikipedia
Hastings, Nebraska, USA
Westport, Connecticut, USA
Danielle Doty

Danielle Doty (April 27, 1993-)

Danielle Elizabeth Doty is an beauty queen who was crowned Miss Teen USA 2011. Wikipedia
Harlingen, Texas
Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton (April 27, 1959-)

Sheena Shirley Easton is a Scottish international recording artist and stage and TV/film actress. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British reality television programme 'The Big Time: Pop Singer', which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing with EMI Records. Wikipedia
Andrew Fire

Andrew Fire (April 27, 1959-)

Andrew Zachary Fire is an American biologist and professor of pathology and of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, along with Craig C. Mello, for the discovery of RNA interference. This research was conducted at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and published... Wikipedia
Palo Alto, California
George Gervin

George Gervin (April 27, 1952-)

George "The Iceman" Gervin is a retired American professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association and National Basketball Association for the Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago Bulls. Gervin averaged at least 14 points per game in all 14 of his ABA and NBA seasons, and finished with an NBA career... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon (April 27, 1737-January 16, 1794)

Edward Gibbon was an English historian and Member of Parliament. His most important work, 'The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire', was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. The 'Decline and Fall' is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion. Wikipedia
Putney, near London, England
London, England
Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822-July 23, 1885)

Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant... Wikipedia
Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio
Mount McGregor, Saratoga County, New York
Pete Ham

Pete Ham (April 27, 1947-April 24, 1975)

Peter William Ham was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, primarily recognized for having been the lead singer/composer of the '70s rock group Badfinger's hit songs, "No Matter What", "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue." He also co-wrote the ballad "Without You", a worldwide Number One hit for Harry Nilsson and it has become a standard song as... Wikipedia
Swansea, Wales
Surrey, England
Sally Hawkins

Sally Hawkins (April 27, 1976-)

Sally Cecilia Hawkins is an English actress. She made her film debut in Mike Leigh's 'All or Nothing' in 2002. She would continue working with Leigh, appearing as Susan in 'Vera Drake' in 2004, and as Poppy in the 2008 film 'Happy-Go-Lucky'. Her performance as Poppy won her several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a... Wikipedia
Dulwich, London, England, UK
Rogers Hornsby

Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896-January 5, 1963)

Rogers Hornsby, Sr., nicknamed "The Rajah", was an American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Browns. Hornsby had 2,930 hits, 301 home runs, and a .358 batting average during his career; he was... Wikipedia
Winters, Texas, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Allison Iraheta

Allison Iraheta (April 27, 1992-)

Allison Iraheta is an American singer from Los Angeles, California, who was the fourth place finalist on the eighth season of 'American Idol'. Prior to 'Idol', Iraheta won the Telemundo competition 'Quinceañera: Mamá Quiero Ser Artista'. Following the conclusion of 'Idol', Iraheta was signed to a record deal with 19 Entertainment and Jive Records.... Wikipedia
Glendale, CA
Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman (April 27, 1922-December 24, 2012)

Jack Klugman was an American stage, film and television actor. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof (April 27, 1959-)

Nicholas Donabet Kristof is an American journalist, author, op-ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He has written an op-ed column for 'The New York Times' since November 2001 and 'The Washington Post' says that he "rewrote opinion journalism" with his emphasis on human rights abuses and social injustices, such as human trafficking... Wikipedia
Yamhill, Oregon
Lionel Loueke

Lionel Loueke (April 27, 1973-)

Lionel Loueke is a guitarist and vocalist born in the west African country of Benin. He moved to Ivory Coast in 1990 to study at the National Institute of Art. He attended the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France from 1994–1998. In 1999, Loueke was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in Jazz... Wikipedia
Arnulf Øverland

Arnulf Øverland (April 27, 1889-March 25, 1968)

Ole Peter Arnulf Øverland was a Norwegian author born in Kristiansund and raised in Bergen. His works include 'Berget det blå' and 'Hustavler'. Wikipedia
Patrick Page

Patrick Page (April 27, 1962-)

Patrick Page is an American actor and playwright. He originated the role of Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin in 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington, U.S.

Marco Pirroni (April 27, 1959-)

Marco Francesco Andrea Pirroni is an English guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He has worked with Adam Ant, Sinéad O'Connor, Siouxsie and the Banshees and many others from the late 1970s to the present day. Wikipedia
Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev (April 27, 1891-March 5, 1953)

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include such widely heard works as the March from 'The Love for Three Oranges,' the suite 'Lieutenant Kijé', the ballet... Wikipedia
Krasnoarmiisk Raion, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
Moscow, Russia
Renato Rascel

Renato Rascel (April 27, 1912-January 2, 1991)

Renato Ranucci, in art Renato Rascel was an Italian film actor, singer, and songwriter. He appeared in 50 films between 1942 and 1972. He represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1960 with the song "Romantica" which was placed equal eighth out of thirteen entries. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Rome, Italy
Dinara Safina

Dinara Safina (April 27, 1986-)

Dinara Mikhailovna Safina, born April 27, 1986 in Moscow, is a former World No. 1 Russian professional tennis player of Tatar background. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union now Russia
Sheila Scott

Sheila Scott (April 27, 1922-October 20, 1988)

Sheila Scott OBE, was an English aviator. Wikipedia
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK
Royal Marsden Hospital, London, England, UK
Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter (April 27, 1916-August 12, 2002)

Enos Bradsher Slaughter, nicknamed "Country", was an American Major League Baseball right fielder. During a 19-year baseball career, he played from 1938–1942 and 1946-1959 for four different teams, but is noted primarily for his time with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is best known for scoring the winning run in Game Seven of the 1946 World Series. Wikipedia
Roxboro, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Maura West

Maura West (April 27, 1972-)

Maura Jo West DeFreitas is an American actress, best known for her role as Carly Tenney on the CBS Daytime soap opera 'As The World Turns'. She is also known for her portrayal as Diane Jenkins on 'The Young and the Restless'. Wikipedia
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (April 27, 1967-)

Willem-Alexander is the King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including the Netherlands proper, and the countries of Curaçao, Aruba, and Sint Maarten. He is head of the Dutch royal house and the House of Amsberg. Wikipedia
Utrecht, Netherlands
August Wilson

August Wilson (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005)

August Wilson was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, 'The Pittsburgh Cycle', for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each is set in a different decade, depicting the comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Seattle, Washington
Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (April 27, 1759-September 10, 1797)

Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman', in which she argues that women are not... Wikipedia
Spitalfields, London, England
London, England