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WhoBirthdayAge on Thursday, Dec 27 1979
Joseph North
12/27/1873-01/08/1945
106
Died Aged:71
Richard Garrick
12/27/1878-08/21/1962
101
Died Aged:83
Sydney Greenstreet
12/27/1879-01/08/1954
100
Died Aged:74
Robert Greig
12/27/1879-06/27/1958
100
Died Aged:78
Eddie Boland
12/27/1883-02/03/1935
96
Died Aged:51
Gordon McLeod
12/27/1884-10/16/1953
95
Died Aged:68
Enid Lorimer
12/27/1887-07/15/1982
92
Sig Arno
12/27/1895-08/17/1975
84
Died Aged:79
Hilda Vaughn
12/27/1898-12/28/1957
81
Died Aged:59
Jerome Courtland
12/27/1926
53
Ivo Henderson
12/27/1900-04/12/1968
79
Died Aged:67
Marlene Dietrich
12/27/1901-05/06/1992
78
Irene Handl
12/27/1901-11/29/1987
78
Thea Holme
12/27/1904-12/04/1980
75
Esma Cannon
12/27/1905-10/18/1972
74
Died Aged:66
Sylvia Cecil
12/27/1906-09/11/1983
73
Erwin Geschonneck
12/27/1906
73
Oscar Levant
12/27/1906-08/14/1972
73
Died Aged:65
Neal Arden
12/27/1909-06/04/2014
70
Dodo Watts
12/27/1910-1990
69
Guy Rolfe
12/27/1911-10/19/2003
68
Dorris Bowdon
12/27/1914-08/09/2005
65
Jack Latham
12/27/1914-01/01/1987
65
Grace Poggi
12/27/1914-06/13/1981
65
Mary Kornman
12/27/1915-06/01/1973
64
Died Aged:57
Georg Richter
12/27/1915-05/10/1972
64
Died Aged:56
Glenn Dixon
12/27/1917-11/24/1991
62
Noel Toy
12/27/1918-12/24/2003
61
Fred Foy
12/27/1921-12/22/2010
58
Jan Leighton
12/27/1921-11/16/2009
58
Derek Pigott
12/27/1922
57
Virginia Eiler
12/27/1924-01/05/2004
55
Michel Piccoli
12/27/1925
54
Jerome Courtland
12/27/1926-03/01/2012
53
Robert D. Raiford
12/27/1927-11/17/2017
52
Tommy Rall
12/27/1929
50
Helen Page Camp
12/27/1930-08/01/1991
49
Bill McGuirk
12/27/1930-2001
49
Scotty Moore
12/27/1931-06/28/2016
48
Nick Dimitri
12/27/1932
47
Mary Miller
12/27/1933
46
Christopher Benjamin
12/27/1934
45
Loren Farmer
12/27/1934-08/31/2016
45
Bill W. Richmond
12/27/1934-05/28/2013
45
Jean Hale
12/27/1938
41
John Amos
12/27/1939
40
Robert Christian
12/27/1939-01/27/1983
40
Michael Gahr
12/27/1939-11/25/2010
40
Jean-Claude Bouillon
12/27/1941-07/31/2017
38
Aharon Ipalé
12/27/1941-06/27/2016
38
Michael Pinder
12/27/1941
38
Charmian Carr
12/27/1942-09/17/2016
37
Ciaran Madden
12/27/1945
34
Janet Street-Porter
12/27/1946
33
Rico Bueno
12/27/1947-06/04/2016
32
Bill Eadie
12/27/1947
32
Gérard Depardieu
12/27/1948
31
Kent Williams
12/27/1950
29
Tovah Feldshuh
12/27/1952
27
Ching-Ying Lam
12/27/1952-11/08/1997
27
E.E. Bell
12/27/1955
24
Stacy Grooman
12/27/1956
23
Lisa Schrage
12/27/1956
23
Maryam D'Abo
12/27/1960
19
Victoria Paige Meyerink
12/27/1960
19
Barbara Crampton
12/27/1962
17
Melissa Moore
12/27/1963
16
Ian Gomez
12/27/1964
15
Michael Polchlopek
12/27/1965
14
Eva LaRue
12/27/1966
13
John Henry Canavan
12/27/1969
10
Chyna
12/27/1969-04/20/2016
10
Sarah Vowell
12/27/1969
10
Thomas Wilson Brown
12/27/1972
7
Alex Skuby
12/27/1972
7
Thomas Wilson Brown
12/27/1972
7
Wilson Cruz
12/27/1973
6
Masi Oka
12/27/1974
5
Heather O'Rourke
12/27/1975-02/01/1988
4
Gennie James
12/27/1976
3
Aaron Stanford
12/27/1976
3
Sinead Keenan
12/27/1977
2
Lisa Jakub
12/27/1978
1
Tom McKay
12/27/1979
0

Passed on Thursday, Dec 27 1979
Sir Norman Denning

Released on Thursday, Dec 27 1979
Bear Island (1979)CinemaAUK

Aired on Thursday, Dec 27 1979
Barnaby JonesCry for Vengeance
Barney MillerThe Dentist
SoapEpisode #3.11
Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyCruise Ship to the Stars

Aired on Thursday, Dec 27 1979
Canada
Littlest HoboStand-in

Aired on Thursday, Dec 27 1979
UK
BBC1
 4:25 pmJackanorySt George for Lucky England
 6:50 pmTomorrow's WorldLooks back at the 70s
 8:00 pmDawson WatchEntertainment
 8:30 pmLast of the Summer WineAnd a Dewhurst Up a Fir Tree
 9:55 pmA Man for All Seasons
BBC2
 7:20 pmMy Fair Lady
 8:45 pmLeave Him to Heaven
ITV
 1:30 pmCrown CourtCaroline: Part 1
 6:45 pmWanted: The Sundance Woman
 8:30 pmRobin's NestChristmas at Robin's Nest
 9:00 pmThe Knowledge
11:00 pmDuel

Aired on Thursday, Dec 27 1979
USA
ABC
 8:30 pmBensonOne Strike, You're Out
CBS
 8:00 pmWaltonsThe Fastidious Wife

UK Chart
Saturday, Dec 22 1979
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)Pink Floyd1
I Have A DreamABBA2
Walking On The MoonThe Police3
Day Trip To Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time)Fiddler's Dram4
I Only Want To Be With YouThe Tourists5
Rapper's DelightSugarhill Gang6
Wonderful ChristmastimePaul McCartney7
Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go)The Gibson Brothers8
My Simple HeartThe Three Degrees9
Brass In PocketThe Pretenders10
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand11
Off The WallMichael Jackson12
John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)David Bowie13
Union City BlueBlondie14
ConfusionElectric Light Orchestra15
Last Train To LondonElectric Light Orchestra15
Living On An IslandStatus Quo16
Is It Love You're AfterRose Royce17
Nights In White SatinThe Moody Blues18
One Step BeyondMadness19
Tears Of A ClownThe Beat20
Ranking Full StopThe Beat20


US Chart
Saturday, Dec 22 1979
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)Rupert Holmes1
Please Don't GoK. C. and the Sunshine Band2
BabeStyx3
Send One Your LoveStevie Wonder4
StillCommodores5
Do That To Me One More TimeCaptain and Tennille6
You're Only LonelyJ.D. Souther7
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)Barbra Streisand8
Ladies NightKool & The Gang9
Take The Long Way HomeSupertramp10
Rock With YouMichael Jackson11
Cool ChangeLittle River Band12
We Don't Talk AnymoreCliff Richard13
Head GamesForeigner14
Cruisin'Smokey Robinson15
Better Love Next TimeDr. Hook16
The Long RunEagles17
JaneJefferson Starship18
I Want You TonightPablo Cruise19
Heartache TonightEagles20