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WhoBirthdayAge on Friday, Jan 12 1979
Charles Richman
01/12/1865-12/01/1940
114
Died Aged:75
Jack Pratt
01/12/1878-12/24/1938
101
Died Aged:60
Texas Guinan
01/12/1884-11/05/1933
95
Died Aged:49
Phoebe Hodgson
01/12/1885-02/20/1972
94
Died Aged:87
Maire O'Neill
01/12/1885-11/02/1952
94
Died Aged:67
Renée Gardès
01/12/1887-01/06/1972
92
Died Aged:84
Hermann Göring
01/12/1893-10/15/1946
86
Died Aged:53
Nick Grinde
01/12/1893-06/19/1979
86
Monte Vandergrift
01/12/1893-07/29/1939
86
Died Aged:46
Georges Carpentier
01/12/1894-10/28/1975
85
Died Aged:81
Howard Douglas
01/12/1896-1976
83
Jane Novak
01/12/1896-02/03/1990
83
Tom Coleman
01/12/1897-01/28/1959
82
Died Aged:62
Lewis D. Collins
01/12/1899-08/24/1954
80
Died Aged:55
John Lasseter
01/12/1957
22
Rob Zombie
01/12/1965
14
Siegfried Schürenberg
01/12/1900-08/31/1993
79
Ray Teal
01/12/1902-04/02/1976
77
Died Aged:74
Doria Caron
01/12/1903-03/01/2002
76
Tex Ritter
01/12/1905-01/02/1974
74
Died Aged:68
Adrian Morris
01/12/1907-11/30/1941
72
Died Aged:34
Jean Delannoy
01/12/1908-06/18/2010
71
Mauritz Hugo
01/12/1909-06/16/1974
70
Died Aged:65
Gladys Blake
01/12/1910-05/21/1983
69
Patsy Kelly
01/12/1910-09/24/1981
69
Luise Rainer
01/12/1910-12/30/2014
69
Sara Berner
01/12/1912-12/19/1969
67
Died Aged:57
Margery Pickard
01/12/1912-1981
67
James Young
01/12/1912-09/10/1984
67
Ruth Storey
01/12/1913-08/23/1997
66
Leigh Crutchley
01/12/1916-1982
63
House Peters Jr.
01/12/1916-10/01/2008
63
Mark Hanna
01/12/1917-10/16/2003
62
Thomas B. Mason
01/12/1919-03/08/2007
60
Jacques Mauclair
01/12/1919-12/21/2001
60
Pat McCaffrie
01/12/1919-12/04/1992
60
Dorothy Moore
01/12/1919-10/05/2005
60
James Farmer
01/12/1920-07/09/1999
59
Dorothy Green
01/12/1920-05/08/2008
59
Francisco Ortega
01/12/1920-07/12/1993
59
Gerald Milton
01/12/1923-04/16/2005
56
Brutus Peck
01/12/1923-02/03/1995
56
Andrew Laszlo
01/12/1926-10/10/2011
53
Jackie Pallo Jr.
01/12/1926-02/11/2006
53
Richard Bebb
01/12/1927-04/12/2006
52
Rowena Gregory
01/12/1929
50
Herb Robins
01/12/1930-01/27/2011
49
Des O'Connor
01/12/1932
47
Michael Aspel
01/12/1933
46
Robert Hargreaves
01/12/1933
46
Bob Dishy
01/12/1934
45
Jo Helton
01/12/1935
44
Claudio Undari
01/12/1935-05/12/2008
44
Shirley Eaton
01/12/1936
43
Ron Harper
01/12/1936
43
Marie Dubois
01/12/1937-10/15/2014
42
Inger Stratton
01/12/1937
42
Lewis Fiander
01/12/1938-05/24/2016
41
Matthias Habich
01/12/1940
39
Long John Baldry
01/12/1941-07/21/2005
38
Guerin Barry
01/12/1942
37
Roger Ewing
01/12/1942
37
Joe Frazier
01/12/1944-11/07/2011
35
Barry Robins
01/12/1945-04/01/1986
34
Stanko Molnar
01/12/1947
32
Anthony Andrews
01/12/1948
31
Robert Noble
01/12/1950
29
Murray Salem
01/12/1950-01/06/1998
29
Charlotte Julian
01/12/1951
28
Walter Mosley
01/12/1952
27
Dennis Bailey
01/12/1953
26
Howard Stern
01/12/1954
25
Kirstie Alley
01/12/1955
24
Tatsuya Higashi
01/12/1956
23
Christiane Amanpour
01/12/1958
21
Ralph Moeller
01/12/1959
20
Oliver Platt
01/12/1960
19
Simon Russell Beale
01/12/1961
18
Sean Blowers
01/12/1961
18
Matt Malloy
01/12/1963
16
Johnny Martin
01/12/1963
16
Jeff Bezos
01/12/1964
15
Clare Holman
01/12/1964
15
DJ Hurricane
01/12/1965
14
Rob Zombie
01/12/1965
14
Olivier Martinez
01/12/1966
13
Farrah Forke
01/12/1967
12
Vendela Kirsebom
01/12/1967
12
Christopher Gartin
01/12/1968
11
Rachael Harris
01/12/1968
11
Raekwon
01/12/1970
9
Sid Owen
01/12/1972
7
Jason Sklar
01/12/1972
7
Stewart Wright
01/12/1974
5
Chase Hampton
01/12/1975
4
Lisa Rieffel
01/12/1975
4
Miki Nakatani
01/12/1976
3

Passed on Friday, Jan 12 1979
Pete Smith

Aired on Friday, Jan 12 1979
Diff'rent StrokesThe Club Meeting
Grange HillEpisode #2.4
General HospitalPass the Parcel
SuperstarsEpisode #4.1
Sesame StreetEpisode #2.47

Aired on Friday, Jan 12 1979
USA
CBS
 8:00 pmWonder WomanGoing, Going, Gone
NBC
 9:00 pmRockford FilesThe Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar

UK Chart
Saturday, Jan 6 1979
Y.M.C.A.Village People1
Mary's Boy Child, Oh My LordBoney M2
Lay Your Love On MeRacey3
A Taste Of AggroThe Barron Knights4
Song For GuyElton John5
Hit Me With Your Rhythm StickIan Dury & The Blockheads6
You Don't Bring Me FlowersBarbra & Neil7
Too Much HeavenThe Bee Gees8
I Lost My Heart To A Starship TrooperSarah Brightman & Hot Gossip9
Le FreakChic10
Do Ya Think I'm SexyRod Stewart11
Always And ForeverHeatwave12
Mind Blowing Decisions (Remix)Heatwave12
Greased Lightnin'John Travolta13
Shooting StarDollar14
I'm Every WomanChaka Khan15
I'll Put You Together Again (From Dear Anyone)Hot Chocolate16
In The BushMusique17
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire18
Tommy GunThe Clash19
PromisesBuzzcocks20


US Chart
Saturday, Jan 6 1979
Too Much HeavenBee Gees1
Le FreakChic2
My LifeBilly Joel3
You Don't Bring Me FlowersBarbra & Neil4
I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round)Alicia Bridges5
Sharing The Night TogetherDr. Hook6
Y.M.C.A.Village People7
Hold The LineToto8
(Our Love) Don't Throw It All AwayAndy Gibb9
Ooh Baby BabyLinda Ronstadt10
PromisesEric Clapton11
How You Gonna See Me NowAlice Cooper12
A Little More LoveOlivia Newton-John13
We've Got ToniteBob Seger14
SeptemberEarth, Wind and Fire15
Every 1's A WinnerHot Chocolate16
Lotta LoveNicolette Larson17
Please Come Home For ChristmasEagles18
New York GrooveAce Frehley19
FirePointer Sisters20