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BORN 1927

Turning 94 in 2021

  Vernon L. Smith
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
01/01/1927
  Lauro Cavazos
American government official, Secretary of Education (1988-1990)
01/04/1927
  Thomas Noguchi
Japanese-born American medical examiner, nicknamed "Coroner to the Stars"
01/04/1927
  Barbara Rush
American actress, The Young Lions, The Young Philadelphians
01/04/1927
  Phyllis Coates
American actress, TV's Adventures of Superman
01/15/1927
  Kenneth Anger
American actor, filmmaker, Scorpio Rising, and writer, Hollywood Babylon
02/03/1927
  Arthur Cohn
Swiss motion picture producer, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
02/04/1927
  Leontyne Price
American opera singer
02/10/1927
  June Brown
English actress, TV's EastEnders
02/16/1927
  Sidney Poitier
American Oscar-winning actor, Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night
02/20/1927
  Harry Belafonte
American singer, "The Banana Boat Song", actor, and activist
03/01/1927
  Dick Hyman
American jazz pianist and composer
03/08/1927
  John Kander
American songwriter, "Cabaret", "New York, New York", collaborator with Fred Ebb
03/18/1927
  Martin Walser
German writer, A Gushing Fountain
03/24/1927
  William Daniels
American actor, The Graduate, TV's St. Elsewhere, Boy Meets World
03/31/1927
  Charlie Maxwell
American baseball player
04/08/1927
  Benedict XVI
German pope (2005-2013)
04/16/1927
  K. Alex Müller
Swiss Nobel Prize-winning physicist
04/20/1927
  Pat Carroll
American actress, The Little Mermaid, TV's Make Room for Daddy
05/05/1927
  Nayantara Sahgal
Indian journalist and novelist, Rich Like Us
05/10/1927
  Barbara Dane
American singer and social activist
05/12/1927
  Bud Grant
American football player and coach
05/20/1927
  Bill Holman
American jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger
05/21/1927
  George Lamming
Barbadian writer, In the Castle of My Skin
06/08/1927
  Eugene Parker
American astrophysicist
06/10/1927
  George E. Johnson, Sr.
American entrepreneur, founded Johnson Hair Care Products
06/12/1927
  Jerry Schatzberg
American photographer and motion picture director, Scarecrow
06/26/1927
  Gina Lollobrigida
Italian actress, Beat the Devil, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
07/04/1927
  Doc Severinsen
American trumpeter and bandleader, The Tonight Show (1967-1992)
07/07/1927
  Lisa Lu
Chinese-born American actress, The Joy Luck Club, Crazy Rich Asians
07/08/1927
  Ed Ames
American singer and actor, TV's Daniel Boone
07/09/1927
  William Smithers
American actor, Papillon, TV's Dallas
07/10/1927
  Herbert Blomstedt
American-born Swedish conductor
07/11/1927
  Joe Turkel
American actor, The Shining, Blade Runner
07/15/1927
  Shirley Hughes
English children's writer and illustrator, the Alfie series
07/16/1927
  Alex Katz
American painter and printmaker
07/24/1927
  Rosalynn Carter
American First Lady (1977-1981) and humanitarian
08/18/1927
  L. Q. Jones
American actor, The Wild Bunch, The Ballad of Cable Hogue
08/19/1927
  Martial Solal
Algerian-born French jazz pianist and composer
08/23/1927
  Harry Markowitz
American Nobel Prize-winning economist
08/24/1927
  Balkrishna Doshi
Indian architect
08/26/1927
  Margaret Keane
American painter
09/15/1927
  Rosemary Harris
English actress, Tom & Viv, the Spider-Man film series
09/19/1927
  Pete McCloskey
American politician, California representative (1967-1983)
09/29/1927
  William Perry
American government official, Secretary of Defense (1994-1997)
10/11/1927
  Pierre Alechinsky
Belgian painter
10/19/1927
  Cleo Laine
English singer and actress, nicknamed "The Queen of Jazz"
10/28/1927
  Marcel Ophuls
French/American documentarian, The Sorry and the Pity
11/01/1927
  Robert Butler
American motion picture and television director, Batman, Hill Street Blues
11/16/1927
  Estelle Parsons
American Oscar-winning actress, Bonnie and Clyde, TV's Roseanne
11/20/1927
  Vin Scully
American sportscaster
11/29/1927
  William Labov
American sociolinguist
12/04/1927
  Geneviève Page
French actress, Belle de jour, Mayerling
12/13/1927
  Bill Crow
American jazz bassist
12/27/1927

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