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Notable Birthdays for January 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1756
- author Lewis Carroll in 1832
- labor organizer Samuel Gompers in 1850
- Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic, in 1850
- U.S. Adm. Hyman Rickover, father of the nuclear Navy, in 1900
- Art Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers, in 1901
- U.S. newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst Jr. in 1908
- musician Elmore James in 1918
- actor Donna Reed in 1921
- actor James Cromwell in 1940 (age 80): actor John Witherspoon in 1942
- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire in 1944 (age 76)
- drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd in 1944 (age 76)
- ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1948 (age 72)
- Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts in 1955 (age 65)
- actor Mimi Rogers in 1956 (age 64)
- news commentator Keith Olbermann in 1959 (age 61)
- former NFL player/television commentator Cris Collinsworth in 1959 (age 61)
- actor Bridget Fonda in 1964 (age 56)
- actor Alan Cumming in 1965 (age 55)
- comedian Patton Oswalt in 1969 (age 51)
- actor Guillermo Rodriguez in 1971 (age 49)
- actor Rosamund Pike in 1979 (age 41).

 

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