27 October


 James Cook
British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. Born in Marton, Yorkshire


 Niccolò Paganini
Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. Born in Genoa, Italy


 Isaac Singer
Inventor, actor, and entrepreneur. He made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Born in Pittstown, New York


 Theodore Roosevelt
26th President of the United States (1901–1909). Born in New York City, New York.


 Emily Post
American author famous for writing on etiquette. Born in Baltimore


 Leif Erickson
American film and television actor. Born in Alameda, California


 Dylan Thomas
Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poem “Do not go gentle into that good night” and the “play for voices”, Under Milk Wood. Born in Swansea


 Harry Saltzman
Herschel Saltzman (October 27, 1915 – September 28, 1994), better known as Harry Saltzman, was a Canadian theatre and film producer best known for his mega-gamble which resulted in his co-producing the James Bond film series with Albert R. Broccoli. He lived most of his life in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. (d. 1994)


 Oliver Tambo
South African anti-apartheid politician and a central figure in the African National Congress. Born in Kantolo in Bizana in eastern Pondoland in what is now Eastern Cape.


 Roy Lichtenstein
American pop artist. His work defined the basic premise of pop art favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter. Born in Manhattan


 Warren Christopher
American diplomat and 63rd United States Secretary of State. Born in Scranton


 H.R. Haldeman
American political aide and 4th White House Chief of Staff. Born in Los Angeles


 Sylvia Plath
American poet, novelist and short story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts


 John Cleese
English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. Born in Weston-super-Mare
 Robbie Brightwell
Former track and field athlete.


 John Gotti
American mobster who became the Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Born in The Bronx


 Carrie Snodgress
American actress. Born in Park Ridge, Illinois


 Peter Firth
British actor. Born in Bradford


 Hazell Dean
Hazell Dean (born Hazel Dean Poole, 27 October 1956, Chelmsford, Essex) is a British dance-pop singer, who achieved her biggest success in the 1980s as a leading Hi-NRG artist. She is best known for the top ten hits “Searchin’ (I Gotta Find a Man)”, “Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)” and “Who’s Leaving Who”. She has also worked as a songwriter and producer.


 Glenn Hoddle
English footballer. Born in Hayes, Hillingdon


 Simon Le Bon
English musician, best known as the lead singer, lyricist and musician of the band Duran Duran. Born in Bushey


 Marla Maples
American actress and model. Born in Dalton, Georgia.


Internationally known British violinist. Born in Singapore.


 Dennis Moran
American computer hacker who was accused of a series of denial-of-service attacks that shut down some of the most popular websites on the Internet. Born in Massachusetts, United States


 Kelly Osbourne
English television personality, fashion designer, singer and actress, best known for being the daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Born in Westminster, London.

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