May 27

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Birthdays


Ibn Khaldun (or Ibn Khaldoun) 1332 - Astronomer, economist, historian


Cornelius Vanderbilt 1794 - Entrepreneur (shipping and railroads)


Amelia Jenks Bloomer 1818 - American women's rights and temperance advocate


Julia Ward Howe 1819 - Abolitionist, social activist, poet ("The Battle Hymn of the Republic")


Wild Bill Hickok 1837 - gunfighter, scout, lawman


Arnold Bennett 1867 - Novelist


Isadora Duncan 1878 - Dancer


Dashiell Hammett 1894 - Author


Rachel Carson (Rachel Louise Carson) 1907 - Marine biologist, nature writer


Vincent Price 1911 - Actor


Hubert H. Humphrey (Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr.) 1911 - Served as Vice President under Lyndon B. Johnson


John Cheever 1912 - Novelist, short story writer


Herman Wouk 1915 - Author


Yasuhiro Nakasone 1917 - Prime Minister of Japan (1982-1987)


Christopher Lee 1922 - Actor, musician


Henry Kissinger 1923 - Former U.S. Secretary of State


Ramsey Lewis 1935 - Musician, composer, radio personality


Lee Ann Merriwether 1935 - Actress ("Barnaby Jones")


Louis Gossett, Jr. 1936 - Actor


Don Williams 1939 - Country singer


Cilla Black 1943 - Singer, actress


Bruce Weitz 1943 - Actor ("Hill Street Blues")


Bruce Cockburn 1945 - Singer


Richard Schiff 1955 - Actor ("The West Wing")


Eddie Harsch 1957 - Musician (The Black Crowes)


Siouxsie Sioux 1957 - Singer (Siouxsie & the Banshees)


Neil Finn 1958 - Musician (Crowded House, Split Enz)


Cathy Silvers 1961 - Actress ("Happy Days")


Peri Gilpin 1961 - Actress ("Frasier")


Adam Carolla 1964 - Comedian


Todd Bridges 1965 - Actor ("Diff'rent Strokes")


Sean Kinney 1966 - Musician (Alice in Chains)


Jeff Bagwell 1968 - Baseball player


Frank Thomas 1968 - Baseball player


Dondre Whitfield 1969 - Actor


Paul Bettany 1971 - Actor


Left Eye 1971 - Singer (TLC)


Jack McBrayer 1973 - Actor ("30 Rock")


André 3000 (André Lauren Benjamin) 1975 - Rapper (Outkast), also known as Dre


Jadakiss 1975 - Rapper


Darnell Dockett 1981 - Football player


Chris Colfer 1980 - Acgtor ("Glee")


Ethan Dampf 1994 - Actor ("American Dreams")


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