April 27

Today's:

Birthdays


Edward Gibbon 1737 - Historian, author


Samuel F.B. (Finley Breese) Morse 1791 - Inventor (electromagnetic telegraph)


Ulysses S. Grant 1822 - 18th U.S. President, Lt. General in command of all Union armies during the U.S. Civil War, nickname: Hero of Appomattox
- Today in U.S. Civil War History - More information here - Today in U.S. President History


Edward Whymper 1840 - Climber, explorer, illlustrator


Wallace Hume 1896 - Chemist, inventor, credited with invention of nylon


Rogers "Rajah" Hornsby 1896 - Baseball player


Walter Lantz 1900 - Animator, creator of Woody Woodpecker


Enos (Bradsher) "Country" Slaughter 1916 - Baseball player


Jack Klugman 1922 - Actor ("The Odd Couple", "Quincy, M.E.")


Coretta Scott King 1927 - Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King


Chuck Knox 1932 - Football coach


Casey Kasem (Kemal Amin Kasem) 1932 - Radio announcer, DJ, host ("American Top 40), character voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo, actor ("Hawaii Five-O")


Maxine Brown 1932 - Musician (The Browns)


Calvin Newborn 1933 - Jazz/blues guitarist, brother of pianist Phineas Newborn Jr.


Anouk Aimee (Françoise Sorya Dreyfus) 1934 - Actress ("La Dolce Vita", "Dr. Bethune")


Phil Jones 1937 - Newsman


Sandy Dennis 1937 - Actress ("Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff [1966]", "Splendor in the Grass")


Judy Carne 1939 - Actress, comedienne


Judith Blegen 1941 - Opera singer


Lee Roy Jordan 1941 - Football player


Bob Foster 1942 - Boxer


Cuba Gooding 1944 - Singer


Doug Buffone 1944 - Football player


Ann Peebles 1947 - Singer


Mack Alston 1947 - Football player


Keith Magnuson 1947 - Hockey player


Pete Ham 1947 - Musician (Badfinger)


Dave Peel 1947 - Musician (The Lower East Side)


Kate Pierson 1948 - Musician (B-52's), B-52s Merchandise


Herbie Murrell 1949 - Singer (The Stylistics)


Douglas Sheehan 1949 - Actor


Clive Taylor 1949 - Musician (Amen Corner)


Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley 1951 - Musician (KISS, Frehley's Comet)


Gary Huff 1951 - Football player


George Gervin 1952 - Basketball player


Sheena Easton 1959 - Singer


Marco Pirroni 1959 - Musician (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Adam & the Ants)


James Le Gros 1962 - Actor


Rob Squires 1965 - Musician (Big Head Todd & the Monsters)


Mica Paris 1969 - Singer


Chris Carpenter 1975 - Baseball player


Travis Meeks 1979 - Musician (Days of the New)


Patrick Stump 1984 - Musician (Fall out Boy)


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