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WhoBirthdayAge on Wednesday, Jan 31 1979
Horace B. Carpenter
01/31/1875-05/21/1945
104
Died Aged:70
Peter Dawson
01/31/1882-09/26/1961
97
Died Aged:79
Fritz Leiber
01/31/1882-10/14/1949
97
Died Aged:67
William J. O'Brien
01/31/1884-02/14/1953
95
Died Aged:69
Charles Irwin
01/31/1887-01/12/1969
92
Died Aged:81
Ernest Hilliard
01/31/1890-09/03/1947
89
Died Aged:57
Eddie Cantor
01/31/1892-10/10/1964
87
Died Aged:72
Nicholas Joy
01/31/1893-03/16/1964
86
Died Aged:71
Percy Helton
01/31/1894-09/11/1971
85
Died Aged:77
James Dyrenforth
01/31/1895-12/26/1973
84
Died Aged:78
Olive Carey
01/31/1896-03/13/1988
83
Deering Wells
01/31/1896-09/29/1961
83
Died Aged:65
Tallulah Bankhead
01/31/1903-12/12/1968
76
Died Aged:65
Marjorie Mars
01/31/1903-12/22/1991
76
Cliff Nazarro
01/31/1904-02/18/1961
75
Died Aged:57
Norman Nesbitt
01/31/1904-01/16/1975
75
Died Aged:70
Maurice Salabert
01/31/1904-10/21/1966
75
Died Aged:62
Geraldine Hall
01/31/1905-09/18/1970
74
Died Aged:65
Hiroshi Hayashi
01/31/1905-12/22/1971
74
Died Aged:66
Suzet Maïs
01/31/1908-01/24/1989
71
Walter Coy
01/31/1909-12/11/1974
70
Died Aged:65
Eddie Byrne
01/31/1911-08/21/1981
68
John Boylan
01/31/1912-11/16/1994
67
Patrick Holt
01/31/1912-10/12/1993
67
Warren Mace
01/31/1913-04/17/1966
66
Died Aged:53
Maurice Manson
01/31/1913-09/21/2002
66
Miranda Campa
01/31/1914-12/06/1984
65
Carey Loftin
01/31/1914-03/04/1997
65
Bobby Hackett
01/31/1915-06/07/1976
64
Died Aged:61
Fay Baker
01/31/1917-12/08/1987
62
Joseph Breen
01/31/1918-12/30/1984
61
John Crockett
01/31/1918-10/11/1986
61
John Agar
01/31/1921-04/07/2002
58
Carol Channing
01/31/1921
58
Mario Lanza
01/31/1921-10/07/1959
58
Died Aged:38
Vladislav Strzhelchik
01/31/1921-09/11/1995
58
Jean-Jacques Vierne
01/31/1921-06/18/2003
58
William Sylvester
01/31/1922-01/25/1995
57
Joanne Dru
01/31/1923-09/11/1996
56
Norman Mailer
01/31/1923-11/10/2007
56
Eddie Ryder
01/31/1923-03/29/1997
56
William Bryant
01/31/1924-06/26/2001
55
Charles Aidman
01/31/1925-11/07/1993
54
Anthony Newlands
01/31/1925-10/06/1995
54
Jerry Haynes
01/31/1927-09/26/2011
52
Jean Speegle Howard
01/31/1927-09/02/2000
52
Vic Silayan
01/31/1929-08/30/1987
50
Jean Simmons
01/31/1929-01/22/2010
50
Joakim Bonnier
01/31/1930-06/11/1972
49
Died Aged:42
Lynn Carlin
01/31/1930
49
Richard Clarke
01/31/1930-01/07/2005
49
Patricia Blair
01/31/1931-09/09/2013
48
Hansjörg Felmy
01/31/1931-08/24/2007
48
Lawrie Osag
01/31/1931-11/19/1985
48
Michael Degen
01/31/1932
47
Ottilie Patterson
01/31/1932-06/20/2011
47
James Franciscus
01/31/1934-07/08/1991
45
Davyd Harries
01/31/1937
42
Suzanne Pleshette
01/31/1937-01/19/2008
42
Ruth Barrie
01/31/1939
40
Jerry Brutsche
01/31/1939
40
Damu King
01/31/1939
40
Stuart Margolin
01/31/1940
39
Stuart Margolin
01/31/1940
39
Don Newsome
01/31/1940-05/18/2004
39
Ron Thompson
01/31/1941
38
Jessica Walter
01/31/1941
38
Daniela Bianchi
01/31/1942
37
Derek Jarman
01/31/1942-02/19/1994
37
Christian Miller
01/31/1942
37
Peter McRobbie
01/31/1943
36
Connie Booth
01/31/1944
35
Jonathan Banks
01/31/1947
32
Glynn Turman
01/31/1947
32
Carol Hawkins
01/31/1949
30
Robert Grubb
01/31/1950
29
Phil Collins
01/31/1951
28
Cristine Rose
01/31/1951
28
Peter Bucossi
01/31/1955
24
Paul Land
01/31/1956-12/30/2007
23
John Lydon
01/31/1956
23
Anthony LaPaglia
01/31/1959
20
Kelly Lynch
01/31/1959
20
David Oliver
01/31/1962-11/12/1992
17
Brian Adams
01/31/1963-08/13/2007
16
John Dye
01/31/1963-01/10/2011
16
Amelia Bullmore
01/31/1964
15
Dana Laurita
01/31/1964
15
Dexter Fletcher
01/31/1966
13
Christopher Truswell
01/31/1966
13
Howie Johnson
01/31/1968
11
Matt King
01/31/1968
11
Eric Walker
01/31/1970
9
Minnie Driver
01/31/1971
8
Patricia Velasquez
01/31/1971
8
Portia de Rossi
01/31/1973
6
Christian Simpson
01/31/1973
6
Christian J. Simpson
01/31/1973
6
Anna Silk
01/31/1974
5
Deven Green
01/31/1975
4
Kerry Washington
01/31/1977
2
Justin Gocke
01/31/1978-09/08/2014
1

Passed on Wednesday, Jan 31 1979
Basil Dignam

Released on Wednesday, Jan 31 1979
Billy in the Lowlands (1979)CinemaUSA

Aired on Wednesday, Jan 31 1979
This is Your LifeElaine Page
Leave it to CharlieNever a Cross Word
Aphrodite InheritanceCome Into My Parlour
RebeccaPart 3
British ShortsLe Petomane
Take My WifeEpisode
Charlie's AngelsDisco Angels

Aired on Wednesday, Jan 31 1979
USA
CBS
 8:00 pmIncredible HulkLike a Brother
 9:30 pmJeffersonsFlorence Meets Mr. Right

UK Chart
Saturday, Jan 27 1979
Hit Me With Your Rhythm StickIan Dury & The Blockheads1
Y.M.C.A.Village People2
SeptemberEarth, Wind & Fire3
A Little More LoveOlivia Newton-John4
A Woman In LoveThe Three Degrees5
Heart Of GlassBlondie6
Lay Your Love On MeRacey7
Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)Paul Evans8
Don't Cry For Me ArgentinaThe Shadows9
Le FreakChic10
Car 67Driver 6711
Just The Way You AreBarry White12
One Nation Under A Groove (Part 1)Funkadelic13
Song For GuyElton John14
My LifeBilly Joel15
I'm Every WomanChaka Khan16
Rama Lama Ding DongRocky Sharpe & The Replays17
I'll Put You Together Again (From Dear Anyone)Hot Chocolate18
Too Much HeavenThe Bee Gees19
Take That To The BankShalamar20


US Chart
Saturday, Jan 27 1979
Le FreakChic1
Too Much HeavenBee Gees2
Y.M.C.A.Village People3
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?Rod Stewart4
My LifeBilly Joel5
A Little More LoveOlivia Newton-John6
Ooh Baby BabyLinda Ronstadt7
Hold The LineToto8
Every 1's A WinnerHot Chocolate9
SeptemberEarth, Wind and Fire10
FirePointer Sisters11
You Don't Bring Me FlowersBarbra & Neil12
Lotta LoveNicolette Larson13
New York GrooveAce Frehley14
Somewhere In The NightBarry Manilow15
I Was Made For Dancin'Leif Garrett16
Got To Be RealCheryl Lynn17
Shake ItIan Matthews18
Soul ManBlues Brothers19
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor20