September 27, 2016
Today is 271st day of the year
96 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1722 - Samuel Adams
    American Statesman (1722 - 1803), Adams was one of the founding fathers of the United States and leader of the movement that became the American Revolution. He was a second cousin to President John Adams.
  • 1877 - James Dole
    American Entrepreneur (1877 - 1958), Dole established the company that is today known as The Dole Food Co.
  • 1885 - Harry Blackstone
    American Magician (1885 - 1965), Blackstone was the greatest magician of his time and the predecessor to Harry Houdini.
  • 1920 - Jayne Meadows
    American Actress, Meadows is the wife of Steve Allen and sister of Audrey Meadows.
  • 1932 - Yash Raj Chopra
    Indian Director (1932 - 2012), Chopra was a famous director in Bollywood.
  • 1934 - Wilfred Brimley
    American Actor, Brimley is known for his TV commercial endorsements for Quaker Oats and Liberty Mutual.
  • 1936 - Don Cornelius
    American TV Host (1936 - 2012), Cornelius was the host of the long running television series Soul Train.
  • 1943 - Randy Bachman
    Canadian Musician, Bachman was the founder of both The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • 1947 - Meat Loaf
    American Singer, born Marvin Lee Aday, Meat Loaf is a Grammy Award winning singer best known for his album Bat Out of Hell and the song "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)".
  • 1947 - Liz Torres
    American Actress/Comedian, Torres has had roles in over 100 television shows.
  • 1949 - Mike Schmidt
    American Athlete, Schmidt is regarded as being the greatest hitting 3rd baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played his entire career with the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • 1952 - Gail Edwards
    American Actress, Edwards is best known for her role as Vicky Larson on the TV series Full House as well as her role as Sharon LeMeure on the TV series Blossom.
  • 1958 - Shaun Cassidy
    American Singer, Cassidy was a teen heartthrob in the 1970s. His mother is Shirley Jones.
  • 1960 - Debi Derryberry
    American Voice Actress, Derryberry has provided her voice for numerous TV and Movie animations. Among those she is the voice of Jimmy Neutron.
  • 1964 - Stephan Jenkins
    American Singer/Songwriter, Jenkins is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Third Eye Blind.
  • 1965 - Steve Kerr
    American Athlete, Kerr is known for his 3-point shooting ability (.454 for his career). He is a 5-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls.
  • 1969 - Sofia Milos
    Italian/Greek Actress, Milos is best known for her role as Yelina Salas on the TV series CSI: Miami. She has also had recurring roles on many other TV shows. She can speak five languages (English, Italian, French, German, Greek, & Spanish).
  • 1969 - Hugh Freeze
    American Coach, Freeze is the head coach of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) football team.
  • 1970 - Tamara Taylor
    Canadian Actress, Taylor is best known for her role as Dr. Cam(ille) Saroyan on the hit television series Bones.
  • 1971 - Amanda Detmer
    American Actress, Detmer has appeared in a myriad of TV and movie roles including Big Fat Liar and You, Me, and Dupree.
  • 1972 - Gwyneth Paltrow
    American Actress, Paltrow is a versatile actress who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Shakespeare in Love (1988). In April 2013, Paltrow was named "Most Beautiful Woman" by People Magazine. She is currently most recognized for her role of Pepper Potts in the Iron Man series of movies.
  • 1976 - Francesco Totti
    Italian Athlete, Totti is the captain of the Serie A club Roma. He is mostly utilized as a mid-field attacker or as a striker.
  • 1977 - Lela Rose
    American Fashion Designer, Rose's clientele include Jessica Simpson, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, and Selma Blair to name just a few.
  • 1978 - Brad Arnold
    American Singer, Arnold is the drummer for the rock band 3 Doors Down.
  • 1981 - Jeremy Stenberg
    American Athlete, "Twitch" is a professional freestyle motocross rider and off-road truck racer. He has amassed 4 X Games gold medals in various categories.
  • 1982 - Lil Wayne
    American Singer, Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.) is a rapper who found his greatest success with his album Tha Carter III which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
  • 1982 - Anna Camp
    American Actress, Camp is known for her roles in hit TV series' like True Blood, Mad Men, The Good Wife, and The Mindy Project just to name a few.
  • 1984 - Avril Lavigne
    Canadian Singer, Lavigne has become one of the most successful female artists worldwide, selling more than 50 million singles. She has also pursued acting, clothing design, and perfumery.
  • 1986 - Arielle Vandenberg
    American Model/Actress, Vandenberg has had recurring roles on CSI:Miami, Bones, How I Met Your Mother, and Numb3rs among others.

events today

  • 1821 - Mexico became an independent country from Spain
  • 1826 - "The first ever passenger railway opened, The Stockton and Darlington"
  • 1922 - King Constantine I of Greece abdicated
  • 1938 - The Queen Mother launched the liner 'Queen Elizabeth' in Scotland
  • 1939 - "The Polish capital, Warsaw, surrended to the German army"
  • 1979 - "Gracie Fields, the English wartime singer, died"
  • 1979 - "The TV programme 'Question Time', with Robin Day, was shown for the first time"
  • 1983 - GNU Project officially announced
  • 1990 - "Britain resumed diplomatic relations with Iran, in the Middle East"
  • 1993 - The government announced its plans to privatise the Post Office