27 October


1728

 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

1782

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

1811

 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

1858

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

1872

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

1911

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

1914

 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

1915

 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)

1917

 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.

1923

 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

1925

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

1926

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

1932

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

1939

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

1940

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

1946

 Carrie Snodgress
American actress. Born in Park Ridge, Illinois

1953

 Peter Firth
British actor. Born in Bradford

1956

 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.

1957

 Glenn Hoddle
English footballer. Born in Hayes, Hillingdon

1958

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

1963

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

1978

  Vanessa-Mae
Internationally known British violinist. Born in Singapore.

1982

 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

1984

 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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