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Notable Birthdays for October 27

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Those born on this date include:

- Dutch humanist Erasmus in 1469
- English explorer Capt. James Cook in 1728
- Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini in 1782
- sewing machine developer Isaac Singer in 1811
- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States/Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in 1858
- etiquette arbiter Emily Post in 1872
- painter Lee Krasner in 1908
- longtime Tonight Show producer/director Fred de Cordova in 1910
- actor Leif Erickson in 1911
- Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in 1914
- actor Nanette Fabray in 1920
- baseball Hall of Fame member Ralph Kiner in 1922
- pop artist Roy Lichtenstein in 1923
- poet Sylvia Plath in 1932
- comedian John Cleese in 1939 (age 81)
- country singer Lee Greenwood in 1942 (age 78)
- former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 1945 (age 75)
- Canadian filmmaker Ivan Reitman in 1946 (age 74)
- writer Fran Lebowitz in 1950 (age 70)
- actor Roberto Benigni in 1952 (age 68)
- actor Robert Picardo in 1953 (age 67)
- singer Simon Le Bon in 1958 (age 62)
- actor Marla Maples in 1963 (age 57)
- rock musician Scott Weiland in 1967
- author Zadie Smith in 1975 (age 45)
- television personality Kelly Osbourne in 1984 (age 36)
- actor Troy Gentile in 1993 (age 27).

 

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