27 August: today's birthdays

  • Theodore Dreiser - American novelist and journalist. He wrote the novels Sister Carrie and An American Tragedy
  • Cesária Évora - Cape Verdean singer, also known as the Barefoot Diva, as she liked to perform without shoes
  • Tom Ford - American fashion designer, film director and screenwriter, born Thomas Carlyle Ford. He was the creative director at Gucci and Yves Saint-Laurent. He founded his own label Tom Ford. He directed the films A Single Man and Nocturnal Animals 
  • Johann Georg Hamann - German philosopher, exponent of Sturm und Drang (Storm and stress), German cultural movement
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - German philosopher. He wrote the Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences
  • Sebastian Kurz - Austrian politician. He is the leader of the Austrian People's Party and Europe's youngest Foreign Minister 
  • Gautam Malkani - English writer and journalist of Indian descent. He wrote the novel Londonstani
  • Glen Matlock - English bassist of the punk rock band Sex Pistols
  • Sulleyman Ali Muntari - Ghanaian football player
  • Aaron Paul - American actor
  • Man Ray - American photographer, painter and filmmaker, born Emmanuel Radnitzky. He was a leading figure of the Dada movement
  • Maxwell Scherrer Cabelino Andrade - Brazilian soccer player
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