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WhoBirthdayAge on Wednesday, Feb 1 1978
Eddie Polo
02/01/1875-06/14/1961
103
Died Aged:86
Herbert Heywood
02/01/1881-09/15/1964
97
Died Aged:83
Grover Ligon
02/01/1885-03/03/1965
93
Died Aged:80
Henry Hallatt
02/01/1888-07/24/1952
90
Died Aged:64
Émile Drain
02/01/1890-11/22/1966
88
Died Aged:76
Kathleen Boutall
02/01/1892-05/29/1985
86
Kewpie Morgan
02/01/1892-09/24/1956
86
Died Aged:64
John Ford
02/01/1894-08/31/1973
84
Died Aged:79
'Little Billy' Rhodes
02/01/1895-07/24/1967
83
Died Aged:72
George Pal
02/01/1908-05/02/1980
70
Joan Young
02/01/1900-10/09/1984
78
Clark Gable
02/01/1901-11/16/1960
77
Died Aged:59
Franciska Gaal
02/01/1904-02/01/1973
74
Died Aged:69
Joe 'Tricky Sam' Nanton
02/01/1904-07/20/1946
74
Died Aged:42
Cesare Fantoni
02/01/1905-01/15/1963
73
Died Aged:57
Helen Chandler
02/01/1906-04/30/1965
72
Died Aged:59
Gene Sheldon
02/01/1908-05/01/1982
70
Betty Lawford
02/01/1912-11/20/1960
66
Died Aged:48
Clete Roberts
02/01/1912-09/30/1984
66
Art Balinger
02/01/1915-06/10/2011
63
Alicia Rhett
02/01/1915-01/03/2014
63
Pierre Dudan
02/01/1916-02/04/1984
62
Bruce Gordon
02/01/1916-01/20/2011
62
Rosalyn Boulter
02/01/1917-03/06/1997
61
Charles S. Dubin
02/01/1919-09/05/2011
59
Charles S. Dubin
02/01/1919-09/05/2011
59
Andrea King
02/01/1919-04/22/2003
59
Peter Sallis
02/01/1921-06/02/2017
57
Frank Duncan
02/01/1923-02/06/1995
55
Piero Lulli
02/01/1923-06/23/1991
55
Olwen Griffiths
02/01/1924-11/11/1995
54
Byron Chudnow
02/01/1926
52
Nancy Gates
02/01/1926
52
Richard Pescud
02/01/1928-04/05/2003
50
Robert Rowland
02/01/1928-08/20/2010
50
Stuart Whitman
02/01/1928
50
Jennifer Wright
02/01/1931
47
Paul Carr
02/01/1934-02/17/2006
44
Rik Colitti
02/01/1934-01/30/2010
44
Garrett Morris
02/01/1937
41
Sherman Hemsley
02/01/1938-07/24/2012
40
Claude François
02/01/1939-03/11/1978
39
Bibi Besch
02/01/1940-09/07/1996
38
Rona Newton-John
02/01/1941-05/24/2013
37
Terry Jones
02/01/1942
36
Rosemarie Frankland
02/01/1943-12/02/2000
35
Enrique Guzmán
02/01/1943
35
Linda Gaye Scott
02/01/1943
35
Leo Burmester
02/01/1944-06/28/2007
34
Don Amendolia
02/01/1945
33
Pascal Bonitzer
02/01/1946
32
Bart Braverman
02/01/1946
32
Elisabeth Sladen
02/01/1946-04/19/2011
32
Rick James
02/01/1948-08/06/2004
30
John Bowe
02/01/1950
28
Sue Bugden
02/01/1950
28
Bill Mumy
02/01/1954
24
E. Lamont Johnson
02/01/1955-02/14/1984
23
Maria Rosaria Riuzzi
02/01/1957
21
Tony Kai Fai Leung
02/01/1958
20
Ramy Zada
02/01/1958
20
Barbara Auer
02/01/1959
19
Richard Steinmetz
02/01/1959
19
Mark Dodson
02/01/1960
18
Lisa Bowerman
02/01/1962
16
Kaitlin Hopkins
02/01/1964
14
Linus Roache
02/01/1964
14
Sherilyn Fenn
02/01/1965
13
Brandon Lee
02/01/1965-03/31/1993
13
Martin Glyn Murray
02/01/1966
12
Pauly Shore
02/01/1968
10
Max Herholz
02/01/1969
9
Lorimar Film Entertainment
02/01/1969-1993
9
Rebecca Creskoff
02/01/1971
7
Michael C. Hall
02/01/1971
7
Hynden Walch
02/01/1971
7
Lisa Marie Scott
02/01/1974
4
Bryan Dick
02/01/1978
0

Passed on Wednesday, Feb 1 1978
Ian McLean

Released on Wednesday, Feb 1 1978
Albino (1976)CInemaRUSA

Aired on Wednesday, Feb 1 1978
This is Your LifeDame Margot Turner
Play of the WeekThe Dissolution of Marcus Fleischman
Charlie's AngelsThe Sandcastle Murders
I Didn't Know You CaredA Bleak Day
SykesEnd of the World

Now Showing Wednesday, Feb 1 1978
UK
Dominion
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Leicester Square Theatre
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Now Showing Wednesday, Feb 1 1978
USA
Capitol Cinema
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Aired on Wednesday, Feb 1 1978
USA
ABC
10:00 pmStarsky and HutchThe Trap
NBC
10:00 pmPolice WomanThe Human Rights of Tiki Kim

UK Chart
Saturday, Jan 28 1978
Mull Of KintyreWings1
Girl's SchoolWings1
Uptown Top RankingAlthia & Donna2
Love's UnkindDonna Summer3
FigaroBrotherhood Of Man4
Native New YorkerOdyssey5
It's A HeartacheBonnie Tyler6
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes BlueCrystal Gayle7
Lovely DayBill Withers8
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)Chic9
If I Had WordsScott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley10
JammingBob Marley & The Wailers11
Punky Reggae PartyBob Marley & The Wailers11
The Floral DanceBrighouse & Rastrick Brass Band12
Let's Have A Quiet Night InDavid Soul13
GalaxyWar14
Only Women BleedJulie Covington15
On FireT-Connection16
The Groove LineHeatwave17
I Love YouDonna Summer18
Who Pays The FerrymanYannis Markopoulos19
As Time Goes ByDooley Wilson20


US Chart
Saturday, Jan 28 1978
Baby Come BackPlayer1
Short PeopleRandy Newman2
Stayin' AliveBee Gees3
You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)Rod Stewart4
Slip Slidin' AwayPaul Simon5
We Are The ChampionsQueen6
How Deep Is Your LoveBee Gees7
Come Sail AwayStyx8
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel9
(Love Is) Thicker Than WaterAndy Gibb10
Sometimes When We TouchDan Hill11
Hey DeanieShaun Cassidy12
Here You Come AgainDolly Parton13
Turn To StoneElectric Light Orchestra14
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)Chic15
Serpentine FireEarth, Wind & Fire16
EmotionSamantha Sang17
I Go CrazyPaul Davis18
DesireeNeil Diamond19
(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love AgainL.T.D.20