Birthdays of Personalities on December 27

xxxx :Jerry Gaskill, rocker (King's X-Faith Hope Love)
1555 :Johann Arndt, German Lutherian theologist
1571 :Johann Kepler, Wrttemberg Germany, astronomer (elliptical orbits)
1645 :Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized
1654 :Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician
1709 :Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)
1721 :Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher
1755 :Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36)
1761 :Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Scot/Russ minister of War
1773 :George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics
1801 :Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
1802 :Thomas Fearnley, Norway, landscape painter
1803 :John ACA van Nispen Sevenaer, Member of Dutch 2nd parliament (1848-75)
1814 :James Henry Carleton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1873
1816 :Eliakim Parker Scammon, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1822 :Louis Pasteur, Dole France, bacteriologist (pasturization)
1828 :James Clay Rice, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1831 :Lucius Fairchild, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1836 :Henricus Oort, Dutch theologist (Leidse translation)
1852 :Dom Joƒo G da Cƒmara, Portuguese journalist/songwriter
1855 :Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
1896 :Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
1896 :Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)
1896 :Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
1897 :Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
1901 :Marlene Dietrich, Berlin Germany, singer/actress (Blue Angel)
1906 :Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer
1907 :Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
1907 :Willem Van Otterloo, Winterwijk Holland, conductor (Melbourne 1967-71)
1908 :Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
1910 :Jack Massey, groundsman
1910 :Neville Crump, racehorse trainer
1914 :Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red)
1914 :Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter
1915 :William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
1917 :Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
1922 :Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
1924 :James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
1924 :Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
1924 :Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
1930 :Meg Greenfield, US politician(?)
1930 :Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
1931 :Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis)
1935 :Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
1936 :Lee Salk, doctor (CBS TV)
1940 :Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
1940 :Pete Brown, rocker
1941 :Leslie Maguire, rocker (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersey)
1941 :Michael Pinder, rocker (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1943 :Cokie Roberts, newscaster (ABC-TV)
1943 :Dave Rowberry, Newcastle, rocker (Animals)
1944 :Mick Jones, rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is)
1944 :Tracy Nelson, Madison Wisc, singer/actress (Square Pegs)
1946 :Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)
1947 :Peter Criss, rocker (Kiss-Beth)
1948 :Larry Byrom, rocker (Steppenwolf-Hour of the World)
1950 :Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
1950 :Terry Bozzio, rock drummer (Missing Persons-Hello I Love You)
1951 :William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner
1952 :Karla Bonoff, rock singer (New World, Restless Nights)
1953 :Arthur Kent, newscaster [Scud Stud], (NBC-Gulf War coverage)
1956 :Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
1957 :James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
1958 :Steffen Mensching, writer
1959 :Mary Holland, San Diego Calif, WPVA volleyballer
1962 :Barbara Crampton, Levittown NY, actr (Body Double, Young & Restless)
1962 :Timothy Hacker, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 10k runner
1963 :Jim Leyritz, Lakewood OH, catcher (NY Yankees)
1967 :Niels Meijer, Dutch rock keyboardist (Bob Color)
1968 :Dean Palmer, Tallahassee FL, infielder (Texas Rangers)
1970 :Frank Messmer, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 :Steve Hoyem, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)



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