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André 3000

André 3000 (May 27, 1975-)

André Lauren Benjamin, better known by his stage name André 3000, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being part of hip-hop duo OutKast alongside fellow rapper Big Boi. As an actor, Benjamin has made appearances in a number of TV series and films, including 'Families', 'The... Wikipedia
Coral Springs, Florida, U.S.
Jeff Bagwell

Jeff Bagwell (May 27, 1968-)

Jeffrey Robert Bagwell is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He played his entire fifteen-year Major League Baseball career as a first baseman for the Houston Astros and was the 1994 National League Most Valuable Player and a four-time All-Star. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts

John Barth (May 27, 1930-)

John Simmons Barth is an American novelist and short-story writer, known for the postmodernist and metafictional quality of his work. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Maryland, United States
Nadine Beiler

Nadine Beiler (May 27, 1990-)

Nadine Beiler is an Austrian R&B and Pop singer, who won the 3rd season of the Austrian casting show Starmania in 2007. On February 16, 2007, she released her first single Alles was du willst. Currently, Beiler is a professional singer and songwriter based in both Vienna and Tyrol, where she lives in Innsbruck. Beiler represented Austria in the... Wikipedia
Inzing, Tyrol, Austria
Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett (May 27, 1867-March 27, 1931)

Enoch Arnold Bennett was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film. Wikipedia
Hanley, Staffordshire, England
Andrei Bitov

Andrei Bitov (May 27, 1937-)

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov is a prominent Russian writer. among the foremost Russian writers of the late 20th century. Wikipedia
Leningrad, USSR

Jeff Brazier (May 27, 1979-)

Jeffrey Carl Brazier is an English television presenter, reality TV star and former professional footballer, notable for being the father to the late Jade Goody's children. He is currently best known for his role as a presenter on 'The Hub' section of 'This Morning'. Wikipedia
Tiptree, Essex, England, UK
Darin Brooks

Darin Brooks (May 27, 1984-)

Darin Lee Brooks is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Max Brady on 'Days of our Lives', and as Alex Moran on 'Blue Mountain State'. Wikipedia
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Adam Carolla

Adam Carolla (May 27, 1964-)

Adam Carolla is an American radio personality, television host, comedian, and actor. He hosts 'The Adam Carolla Show', a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allan Carr

Allan Carr (May 27, 1937-June 29, 1999)

Allan Carr was an American producer and manager of stage and screen. Carr was nominated for numerous awards, winning a Tony Award and two People's Choice Awards, and was named Producer of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907-April 14, 1964)

Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book 'Silent Spring' and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Wikipedia
Springdale, Pennsylvania, U.S
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Sarah Caudwell

Sarah Caudwell (May 27, 1939-January 28, 2000)

Sarah Caudwell was the pseudonym of Sarah Cockburn, a British barrister and writer of detective stories. Wikipedia
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Kristy Cavinder

Kristy Cavinder (May 27, 1988-)

Kristen Marieakiyama "Kristy" Cavinder is a former American beauty pageant titleholder from Orange, California who was named Miss California 2009. Wikipedia
Orange, California, U.S.
Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Louis-Ferdinand Céline (May 27, 1894-July 1, 1961)

Louis-Ferdinand Céline was the pen name of Dr. Louis Ferdinand Auguste Destouches, a French novelist, pamphleteer and physician. The name 'Céline' was the first name of his grandmother. He developed a new style of writing that modernized French literature. He remains controversial to this day because of his virulent antisemitism, Holocaust Denial... Wikipedia
Courbevoie, France
Paris, France
John Cheever

John Cheever (May 27, 1912-June 18, 1982)

John William Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. He... Wikipedia
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Ossining, New York, United States
Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn (May 27, 1945-)

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, politics and spirituality. Wikipedia
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
John Cockcroft

John Cockcroft (May 27, 1897-September 18, 1967)

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM, KCB, CBE, FRS was a British physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for splitting the atomic nucleus with Ernest Walton, and was instrumental in the development of nuclear power. He was the first Master of Churchill College and is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge, together with... Wikipedia
Todmorden, England
Cambridge, England
Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer (May 27, 1990-)

Christopher Paul "Chris" Colfer is an American actor, singer, author and producer. He is known for his portrayal of Kurt Hummel on the television series 'Glee'. Colfer's portrayal of Kurt has received critical praise for which he has been the recipient of several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at... Wikipedia
Clovis, California, U.S.
Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison (May 27, 1934-)

Harlan Jay Ellison is an American writer. His principal genre is speculative fiction. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes (May 27, 1970-)

Joseph Alberic Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes is an English film and stage actor. Wikipedia
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne (May 27, 1967-)

Paul John Gascoigne is a former England international footballer and football manager. He is also known by his nickname, Gazza. He earned 57 caps during his England career and has been described by the National Football Museum as "the most naturally gifted English midfielder of his generation". Wikipedia
Dunston, Gateshead, England

Bob Godfrey (May 27, 1921-February 21, 2013)

Roland Frederick Godfrey MBE was an English animator whose career spanned more than fifty years. He is probably best known for the children's cartoon series 'Roobarb', 'Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk' and 'Henry's Cat' and for the 'Trio' chocolate biscuit advertisements shown in the UK during the early 1980s. However, he also produced a BAFTA and... Wikipedia
Louis Gossett, Jr.

Louis Gossett, Jr. (May 27, 1936-)

Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film 'An Officer and a Gentleman', and his Emmy Award-winning role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries 'Roots'. Gossett has also starred in numerous film productions including 'A Raisin... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Jay Gould

Jay Gould (May 27, 1836-December 2, 1892)

Jason "Jay" Gould was a leading American railroad developer and speculator. He has long been vilified as an archetypal robber baron, whose successes made him the ninth richest American in history. Condé Nast Portfolio ranked Gould as the 8th worst American CEO of all time. Some modern historians working from primary sources have discounted various... Wikipedia
Roxbury, New York, United States
Manhattan, New York, United States

Alma Guillermoprieto (May 27, 1949-)

Alma Guillermoprieto is a Mexican journalist who has written extensively about Latin America for the British and American press. Her writings have also been widely disseminated within the Spanish-speaking world. Wikipedia

Greg Hicks (May 27, 1953-)

Greg Hicks is an English actor. He completed theatrical training at Rose Bruford College and has been a member of The Royal Shakespeare Company since 1976. He was nominated for a 2004 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in the category "Best Actor of 2003" for his performance in 'Coriolanus' at the Old Vic and was awarded the 2003 Critics' Circle... Wikipedia
Tony Hillerman

Tony Hillerman (May 27, 1925-October 26, 2008)

Tony Hillerman was an award-winning American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. Several of his works have been adapted as big-screen and television movies. Wikipedia
Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, United States
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hubert Humphrey

Hubert Humphrey (May 27, 1911-January 13, 1978)

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States under President Lyndon B. Johnson, from 1965 to 1969. Humphrey twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and again from 1971 until his death from bladder cancer in Waverly, Minnesota in 1978. He... Wikipedia
Wallace, South Dakota
Waverly, Minnesota
Anthony A. Hyman

Anthony A. Hyman (May 27, 1962-)

Anthony Arie Hyman FRS is a British scientist and Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. Wikipedia
Haifa, Israel
Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger (May 27, 1923-)

Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. For his actions negotiating the ceasefire in Vietnam, Kissinger received the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize under controversial... Wikipedia
Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
O. N. V. Kurup

O. N. V. Kurup (May 27, 1931-)

Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup, popularly known as O. N. V. Kurup or simply O. N. V., is a renowned Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala, India, who won Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India for the year 2007. O. N. V. Kurup is also a lyricist in Malayalam cinema. He has penned a lot of lyrics for dramas and TV serials also.... Wikipedia
Chavara, Kollam, Kerala
Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis (May 27, 1935-)

Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards so far in his career. Wikipedia
Lee Meriwether

Lee Meriwether (May 27, 1935-)

Lee Ann Meriwether is an American actress, former model, and the winner of the 1955 Miss America pageant. She is perhaps best known for her role as Betty Jones, Buddy Ebsen's secretary and daughter-in-law in the long-running 1970s crime drama 'Barnaby Jones'. The role earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations in 1975 and 1976, and an Emmy Award... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver (May 27, 1975-)

James Trevor "Jamie" Oliver, MBE is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur, and media personality known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks and more recently his global campaign for better food education. Wikipedia
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (May 27, 1946-April 19, 2005)

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen was a Danish jazz upright bassist known for his technique and musical approach. Wikipedia
Osted, Zealand, Denmark
Ishøj, Denmark

Iain Robertson (May 27, 1981-)

Iain Robertson is a BAFTA award winning Scottish actor. He was once described by British film critic, Barry Norman, as "the best thing to come out of Scotland since whisky". Wikipedia
Jesse Robredo

Jesse Robredo (May 27, 1958-August 18, 2012)

Jesse Manalastas Robredo, QSC, Chief Commander PLH, 2000 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service was a Filipino statesman who served as Secretary of the Interior and Local Government in the administration of President Benigno Aquino III from 2010 to until his death in 2012. Robredo was a member of the Liberal Party. Wikipedia
Naga City, Bicol
Masbate City
Ivete Sangalo

Ivete Sangalo (May 27, 1972-)

Ivete Maria Dias de Sangalo Cady is a Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer, songwriter, and occasional actress and television show host. She is one of the most popular and best-selling Brazilian female singers of the present, with six albums released with "Banda Eva", and seven more albums in a solo career. Sangalo is most often recognized... Wikipedia
Siouxsie Sioux

Siouxsie Sioux (May 27, 1957-)

Siouxsie Sioux is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is best known as the lead singer of rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and its side project The Creatures. Siouxsie and the Banshees released 11 studio albums and several UK Top 20 singles including "Hong Kong Garden", "Happy House", "Peek-a-Boo" plus a Billboard Top 25... Wikipedia
London, England
Sam Snead

Sam Snead (May 27, 1912-May 23, 2002)

Samuel Jackson Snead was an American professional golfer who was one of the top players in the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82 PGA Tour events, including seven majors. He never won the U.S. Open, though he was runner-up four times. Wikipedia
Ashwood, Virginia
Hot Springs, Virginia

Laurent Stocker (May 27, 1973-)

Laurent Stocker is a French theatre and cinema actor, and a sociétaire of the Comédie-Française. Wikipedia
Frank Thomas (designated hitter)

Frank Thomas (designated hitter) (May 27, 1968-)

Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. is a retired American professional baseball player. A designated hitter and first baseman, Thomas became one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1990s. Broadcaster Ken Harrelson nicknamed Thomas "The Big Hurt" in the 1992 season. Thomas is known for his menacing home run power; he routinely swung a rusted piece of rebar that... Wikipedia
Columbus, Georgia
Cornelius Vanderbilt

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794-January 4, 1877)

Cornelius Vanderbilt, also known by the sobriquet 'Commodore', was an American industrialist and philanthropist who built his wealth in shipping and railroads. He was also the patriarch of the Vanderbilt family and one of the richest Americans in history. He provided the initial gift to found Vanderbilt University, which is named in his honor. Wikipedia
Staten Island, New York
New York City
Don Williams

Don Williams (May 27, 1939-)

Don Williams, is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 No. 1 Country &... Wikipedia
Floydada, Texas, United States

James Q. Wilson (May 27, 1931-March 2, 2012)

James Quinn Wilson was an American academic, political scientist, and an authority on public administration. A Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University and a senior fellow at the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College, he was a co-author of the 1982 article introducing the broken windows... Wikipedia
Denver, Colorado, United States
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915-)

Herman Wouk is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author whose novels include 'The Caine Mutiny', 'The Winds of War' and 'War and Remembrance'. Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States