Kylie van Zyl
Abulfeda, Arab historian and geographer.
Ulugh Beg, Persian astronomer, mathematician and sultan.
Akbar the Great, Mughal Emperor. 1974: CP Ramanujam, Indian mathematician.
Lou Reed, American musician and actor.
27 October is Flag Day in Greece, Black Cat Appreciation Day in the United Kingdom, and Independence Day in St Vincent and the Grenadines.