The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

January 27th famous birthdays

Madi Monroe

Madi Monroe (17)

American actress

Jerry Buss

Jerry Buss (1933 - 2013)

American businessman and chemist

Niana Guerrero

Niana Guerrero (15)

Filipino dancer and actress

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike (42)

English actress

Mimi Rogers

Mimi Rogers (65)

American actress

Bridget Fonda

Bridget Fonda (57)

American actress

Francis Drake

Francis Drake (1540 - 1596)

Privateer; circumnavigator of the world

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt (52)

American comedian and actor

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming (56)

Scottish-American actor, singer, director, and producer

Davine Riley

Davine Riley (18)

American TikTok star

John Roberts

John Roberts (66)

American jurist, 17th Chief Justice of the United States

Mike Patton

Mike Patton (53)

American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor

Francine Diaz

Francine Diaz (17)

Filipino actress

Donna Reed

Donna Reed (1921 - 1986)

American actress

Georgina Rodriguez

Georgina Rodriguez (27)

Spanish model and social media star

Nick Mason

Nick Mason (77)

English drummer, songwriter, and producer

Devin Druid

Devin Druid (23)

American actor

Tricky

Tricky (53)

English rapper, producer, and actor

Jake Pavelka

Jake Pavelka (43)

American pilot

Marat Safin

Marat Safin (41)

Russian tennis player

Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924)

English-American labor leader

Liu Wen

Liu Wen (33)

Chinese model

Jay 1

Jay 1 (23)

English rapper

Benny Soliven

Benny Soliven (28)

American vlogger and YouTuber

Mark Owen

Mark Owen (49)

English singer-songwriter

Iain Sterling

Iain Sterling (33)

Scottish comedian

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner (64)

English comedian and actor

Tamlyn Tomita

Tamlyn Tomita (55)

Japanese actress

Cris Collinsworth

Cris Collinsworth (62)

American football player

Ed Schultz

Ed Schultz (1954 - 2018)

American talk show host

Daisy Lowe

Daisy Lowe (32)

English model

Danny Le (Shiphtur)

Danny Le (Shiphtur) (28)

Canadian Twitch star

Janick Gers

Janick Gers (64)

English guitarist and songwriter

Art Rooney

Art Rooney (1901 - 1988)

Founder and owner of Pittsburgh Steelers professional American football team

Stevan Ridley

Stevan Ridley (32)

American football player

Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori (42)

New Zealand cricketer

Rina Balaj

Rina Balaj (22)

Kosovo-Albanian rapper

Jerome Kern

Jerome Kern (1885 - 1945)

American composer

Elmore James

Elmore James (1918 - 1963)

American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and bandleader

Ole Einar Bjørndalen

Ole Einar Bjørndalen (47)

Norwegian biathlete

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836 - 1895)

Austrian journalist and author

Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler (1931 - 2001)

Canadian author and screenwriter

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov (73)

Russian dancer, choreographer, and actor

Keith Wood

Keith Wood (49)

Irish rugby union player

Frank Miller

Frank Miller (64)

American writer

On this day

January 27 in History

  • 1880

    January 27, 1880:

    Thomas Edison receives a patent for the incandescent lamp.

  • 1888

    January 27, 1888:

    33 men meet to form the National Geographic Society.

  • 1944

    January 27, 1944:

    Finnish and German forces are ousted from Leningrad following an 872-day siege by the Red Army of the Soviet Union.

  • 1945

    January 27, 1945:

    Troops from the Soviet Union liberate the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp.

  • 1967

    January 27, 1967:

    Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” is released.

  • 1970

    January 27, 1970:

    The hit single, “Instant Karma” by former Beatles member John Lennon is written and recorded by him.

  • 1976

    January 27, 1976:

    The “Happy Days” sitcom’s spin-off series, “Laverne and Shirley” premieres on ABC.

  • 1996

    January 27, 1996:

    Tennis star Monica Seles wins the Australian Open, her first Grand Slam title since she was stabbed by a fan of German player Steffi Graf at the Citizen Cup competition in April 1993.

  • 2011

    January 27, 2011:

    The Yemen Uprising starts with thousands of protesters demanding Ali Abdullah Saleh’s resignation.