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Genpei Akasegawa (March 27, 1937-October 26, 2014)

Genpei Akasegawa was a pseudonym of Japanese artist Katsuhiko Akasegawa. He used another pen name, Katsuhiko Otsuji, for literary works. Wikipedia
Yokohama, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
George Fisher Baker

George Fisher Baker (March 27, 1840-May 2, 1931)

George Fisher Baker was a U.S. financier and philanthropist. In 1924 he provided much of the initial funding for Harvard Business School with a grant for $5 million. In reciprocation of this generous donation Harvard made him an honorary Doctor of Laws and named the library after Baker. In addition, he also made several large donations to... Wikipedia
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (March 27, 1970-)

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She rose to prominence after releasing her self-titled debut studio album 'Mariah Carey' in 1990; it went multiplatinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles on the U.S. 'Billboard' Hot 100 chart. Under the guidance of Columbia Records executive and... Wikipedia
Huntington, New York, United States
Johnny Copeland

Johnny Copeland (March 27, 1937-July 3, 1997)

Johnny Copeland was an American Texas blues guitarist and singer. Wikipedia
Haynesville, Louisiana, United States
Harlem, New York, United States
Shūsaku Endō

Shūsaku Endō (March 27, 1923-September 29, 1996)

Shūsaku Endō was a Japanese author who wrote from the rare perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Together with Junnosuke Yoshiyuki, Shōtarō Yasuoka, Junzo Shono, Hiroyuki Agawa, Ayako Sono, and Shumon Miura, Endō is categorized as one of the "Third Generation", the third major group of writers who appeared after World War II. Wikipedia
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
James Alfred Ewing

James Alfred Ewing (March 27, 1855-January 7, 1935)

Sir James Alfred Ewing KCB FRS FRSE MInstitCE was a Scottish physicist and engineer, best known for his work on the magnetic properties of metals and, in particular, for his discovery of, and coinage of the word, 'hysteresis'. Wikipedia
Dundee, Scotland

Nabendu Ghosh (March 27, 1917-April 14, 2015)

Nabendu Ghosh was an acclaimed Indian author in Bengali literature, and screenwriter. He has written screenplays of classic Bollywood movies like, Sujata, Bandini, Devdas, Majhli Didi, Abhimaan and Teesri Kasam. He has written stories for movies like Baap Beti, Shatranj, Raja Jani. He has also acted briefly in Do Bigha Zameen, 'Teesri Kasam' and... Wikipedia
Dhaka
Kolkata
Juan Guzmán Cruchaga

Juan Guzmán Cruchaga (March 27, 1895-July 21, 1979)

Juan Guzmán Cruchaga was a Chilean poet and diplomat. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1962. Guzman Cruchaga was of Basque descent. He was the son of Juan José Guzmán Guzmán and Amelia Cruchaga Aspillaga. Wikipedia
Santiago, Chile
Viña del Mar, Chile
Rob Hollink

Rob Hollink (March 27, 1962-)

Rob Hollink is a professional poker player based in Groningen. He has won both a European Poker Tour title and World Series of Poker bracelet, becoming the first person from the Netherlands to do so, first was at the EPT's inaugural Grand Final of the European Poker Tour in Monte Carlo in 2005 and then he won his first bracelet at the 2008 World... Wikipedia
Enschede, Netherlands
Jessie J

Jessie J (March 27, 1988-)

Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and brought up in London, England, she studied at the BRIT School before signing with Gut Records and striking a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing where she wrote for artists including Chris Brown and Miley Cyrus. Wikipedia
Redbridge, London, UK
Kimbra

Kimbra (March 27, 1990-)

Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles. Kimbra's unique musical style draws from many different genres, often blending more modern electropop and R&B with classic jazz and soul musical elements. Her musical influences range from Prince and soul singer Minnie Riperton, to Björk and... Wikipedia
Hamilton, New Zealand

Dick King-Smith (March 27, 1922-January 4, 2011)

Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE, Hon.MEd, was a prolific English writer of children's books, primarily using the pen name Dick King-Smith. He is best known for 'The Sheep-Pig', or 'Babe the Gallant Pig' in the US. It was adapted as the movie 'Babe' and translations have been published in fifteen languages. He was awarded an Honorary Master of... Wikipedia
Bitton, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Robert Lockwood, Jr.

Robert Lockwood, Jr. (March 27, 1915-November 21, 2006)

Robert Lockwood, Jr., also known as Robert Junior Lockwood was an American Delta blues guitarist, who recorded for Chess Records among other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. The only direct student of Robert Johnson, he is well known as a longtime collaborator with Sonny Boy Williamson II and for his work in the mid-1950s with Little Walter. Wikipedia
Helena, Arkansas, United States
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Golo Mann

Golo Mann (March 27, 1909-April 7, 1994)

Golo Mann, born Angelus Gottfried Thomas Mann, was a popular historian, essayist and writer. He was the third child of the novelist Thomas Mann and his wife Katia Mann. Wikipedia

Grant McCune (March 27, 1943-December 27, 2010)

Grant McCune was an American special effects designer whose entry into Hollywood was the uncredited creation of the great white shark in the 1975 film 'Jaws'. His efforts there led to work on a series of major films, including his design of the robots in the 'Star Wars' films, winning an Oscar in 1977 for his efforts in the first film in the... Wikipedia
Hidden Hills, California
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886-August 17, 1969)

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture. Wikipedia
Aachen
Chicago
Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg (March 27, 1947-)

Walter S. Mossberg is an American journalist who was, until January 2014, the principal technology columnist for 'The Wall Street Journal'. Dow Jones announced on September 19, 2013, that Mossberg would leave 'The Wall Street Journal' as part of the breakup with AllThingsD by the end of the year. Along with other reporters from AllThingsD, Mossberg... Wikipedia
Warwick, Rhode Island
Frank O'Hara

Frank O'Hara (March 27, 1926-July 25, 1966)

Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. Because of his employment as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York City's art world. O'Hara is regarded as a leading figure in the New York School—an informal group of artists, writers and musicians who drew inspiration from jazz,... Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Long Island, New York, U.S.
John R. Pierce

John R. Pierce (March 27, 1910-April 2, 2002)

John Robinson Pierce, was an American engineer and author. He worked extensively in the fields of radio communication, microwave technology, computer music, psychoacoustics, and science fiction. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his PhD from Caltech, and died in Palo Alto, California from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Wikipedia
Des Moines, Iowa
Sunnyvale, California
Wilhelm Röntgen

Wilhelm Röntgen (March 27, 1845-February 10, 1923)

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. In honour of his accomplishments, in 2004 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry named... Wikipedia
Lennep, Prussia
Munich, Germany
Mstislav Rostropovich

Mstislav Rostropovich (March 27, 1927-April 27, 2007)

Mstislav Leopoldovich "Slava" Rostropovich, KBE, was a Soviet and Russian cellist and conductor. He is considered to be one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. In addition to his interpretations and technique, he was well known for both inspiring and commissioning new works, which enlarged the cello repertoire more than any cellist before... Wikipedia
Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR
Moscow, Russia

Clive Rowe (March 27, 1964-)

Clive Rowe is a British actor, probably best known for his role as Norman "Duke" Ellington in BBC Children's drama 'The Story of Tracy Beaker'. Rowe grew up in Shaw, Lancashire, in the parish of East Crompton and attended St. James Primary School. He is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Wikipedia
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Colin Rowe

Colin Rowe (March 27, 1920-November 5, 1999)

Colin Rowe, was a British-born, American-naturalised architectural historian, critic, theoretician, and teacher; acknowledged as a major intellectual influence on world architecture and urbanism in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond, particularly in the fields of city planning, regeneration, and urban design. During his life he... Wikipedia
Eisaku Satō

Eisaku Satō (March 27, 1901-June 3, 1975)

Eisaku Satō was a Japanese politician and the 39th Prime Minister of Japan, elected on 9 November 1964, and re-elected on 17 February 1967, and 14 January 1970, serving until 7 July 1972. He was the first Prime Minister to have been born in the 20th century. Wikipedia
Tabuse, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Budd Schulberg

Budd Schulberg (March 27, 1914-August 5, 2009)

Budd Schulberg was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, 'What Makes Sammy Run?', his 1947 novel 'The Harder They Fall', his 1954 Academy Award-winning screenplay for 'On the Waterfront', and his 1957 screenplay for 'A Face in the Crowd'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Westhampton, New York, USA

Louis Simpson (March 27, 1923-September 14, 2012)

Louis Aston Marantz Simpson was an American poet born in Jamaica. He won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his work 'At the End of the Open Road'. Wikipedia
Jamaica
Jessica Soho

Jessica Soho (March 27, 1964-)

Jessica Soho is a Filipino broadcast journalist ever, documentarian and news director who received a George Foster Peabody Award and was the first Filipino to win the British Fleet Journalism Award in 1998. Wikipedia
Metro Manila, Philippines
Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow (March 27, 1952-)

Dana Stabenow is an American author of science fiction, mystery, and suspense/thriller novels. Wikipedia
Anchorage, Alaska, US
John Sulston

John Sulston (March 27, 1942-)

Sir John Edward Sulston FRS is a British biologist. For his work on the cell lineage and genome of the nematode 'Caenorhabditis elegans', he was jointly awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sydney Brenner and H. Robert Horvitz. he is Chair of the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester. Wikipedia
Cambridge, England
Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899-April 4, 1983)

Gloria May Josephine Swanson was an American actress, singer, and producer perhaps best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film, 'Sunset Boulevard'. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino (March 27, 1963-)

Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, satirical subject matter, and an aestheticization of violence, as well as features of neo-noir film and spaghetti Westerns. Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee
Dubravka Ugrešić

Dubravka Ugrešić (March 27, 1949-)

Dubravka Ugrešić is a post-Yugoslav writer. A graduate of University of Zagreb, she has been living in the Netherlands since the 1990s. Wikipedia
Kutina, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (March 27, 1924-April 3, 1990)

Sarah Lois Vaughan was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Hidden Hills, California
Otto Wallach

Otto Wallach (March 27, 1847-February 26, 1931)

Otto Wallach was a German chemist and recipient of the 1910 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on alicyclic compounds. Wikipedia
Königsberg, Prussia
Göttingen, Germany
Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough (March 27, 1939-)

William Caleb "Cale" Yarborough, is a farmer, businessman and former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver and owner. He is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships. He was the second NASCAR driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Wikipedia
Timmonsville, South Carolina
Alexander Yashin

Alexander Yashin (March 27, 1913-July 11, 1968)

Alexander Yakovlevich Yashin was a Soviet writer associated with the Village Prose movement. Wikipedia
Vologda Region
Moscow