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WhoBirthdayAge on Wednesday, May 17 1978
Ellis Jeffreys
05/17/1868-01/21/1943
110
Died Aged:74
Gertrude Hoffman
05/17/1871-10/21/1966
107
Died Aged:95
Lillian Leighton
05/17/1874-03/19/1956
104
Died Aged:81
Kitty Bradbury
05/17/1875-12/12/1945
103
Died Aged:70
Bertram Marburgh
05/17/1875-08/22/1956
103
Died Aged:81
Conway Tearle
05/17/1878-10/01/1938
100
Died Aged:60
Dorothy Gibson
05/17/1889-02/17/1946
89
Died Aged:56
William Irving
05/17/1893-12/25/1943
85
Died Aged:50
Ruth Donnelly
05/17/1896-11/17/1982
82
Alban Blakelock
05/17/1897-12/06/1966
81
Died Aged:69
Malcolm St. Clair
05/17/1897-06/01/1952
81
Died Aged:55
Ralf Harolde
05/17/1899-11/01/1974
79
Died Aged:75
Jean Gabin
05/17/1904-11/15/1976
74
Died Aged:72
Jacques Clancy
05/17/1905-05/19/2012
73
Jack Carr
05/17/1906-02/02/1967
72
Died Aged:60
Horace McMahon
05/17/1906-08/17/1971
72
Died Aged:65
Walter Chotzen
05/17/1911-10/20/1998
67
Ruth Dunning
05/17/1911-02/27/1983
67
Alfredo Mayo
05/17/1911-05/19/1985
67
Maureen O'Sullivan
05/17/1911-06/23/1998
67
Alec Clunes
05/17/1912-03/13/1970
66
Died Aged:57
Marie Déa
05/17/1912-03/01/1992
66
Guy Guy-Mas
05/17/1913
65
T. J. Halligan
05/17/1914-07/19/1970
64
Died Aged:56
Joan Benham
05/17/1918-06/13/1981
60
Mary Lawrence
05/17/1918-09/24/1991
60
Tony Aguilar
05/17/1919-06/19/2007
59
Raymond Gérôme
05/17/1920-02/02/2002
58
Herbert Gunn
05/17/1921-07/12/1999
57
Alice Backes
05/17/1923-03/15/2007
55
Douglas Blackwell
05/17/1924-10/17/2009
54
Bob Duggan
05/17/1924-02/08/1998
54
Hannes Messemer
05/17/1924-11/02/1991
54
Artro Morris
05/17/1926-02/11/2014
52
Dietmar Schönherr
05/17/1926-07/18/2014
52
Nyta Dover
05/17/1927-04/13/1998
51
Jean-Louis Richard
05/17/1927-06/03/2012
51
Jacques Ciron
05/17/1928
50
Miriam Byrd-Nethery
05/17/1929-01/06/2003
49
Renato Montalbano
05/17/1931
47
Antonio Casale
05/17/1932-02/04/2017
46
Janet Banzet
05/17/1934-07/29/1971
44
Died Aged:37
Dennis Potter
05/17/1935-06/07/1994
43
Don Dolan
05/17/1936
42
James Gordon
05/17/1936
42
Dennis Hopper
05/17/1936-05/29/2010
42
Dennis Hopper
05/17/1936-05/29/2010
42
Jason Bernard
05/17/1938-10/16/1996
40
Claude Johnson
05/17/1938-05/18/2009
40
André Valardy
05/17/1938-04/30/2007
40
Peter Gerety
05/17/1940
38
Taj Mahal
05/17/1942
36
Al White
05/17/1942
36
Douglas Dirkson
05/17/1943
35
Aleksandr Lenkov
05/17/1943
35
David Simeon
05/17/1943
35
Peter Hinwood
05/17/1946
32
Veronica Doran
05/17/1948
30
Doria Cook-Nelson
05/17/1949
29
Catherine Howe
05/17/1950
28
Alan Johnson
05/17/1950
28
Deborah Dutch
05/17/1951
27
Gérard Krawczyk
05/17/1953
25
Jon Iles
05/17/1954
24
Bill Paxton
05/17/1955-02/25/2017
23
Bob Saget
05/17/1956
22
Jennifer Butt
05/17/1958
20
Fiona Hutchison
05/17/1960
18
Enya
05/17/1961
17
Corey Johnson
05/17/1961
17
David Eigenberg
05/17/1964
14
Paige Turco
05/17/1965
13
Cameron Bancroft
05/17/1967
11
David Ramolet
05/17/1967
11
Alan Doyle
05/17/1969
9
Hill Harper
05/17/1973
5
Matthew McGrory
05/17/1973-08/09/2005
5
Sendhil Ramamurthy
05/17/1974
4
Sasha Alexander
05/17/1975
3
Brian Berrebbi
05/17/1978
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Passed on Wednesday, May 17 1978
Vladimir Medar

Released on Wednesday, May 17 1978
La moglie vergine (1975)CinemaUSA

Aired on Wednesday, May 17 1978
This is Your LifeHarry Patterson (Jack Higgins)
Play of the WeekIce Age

Now Showing Wednesday, May 17 1978
UK
Dominion
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Now Showing Wednesday, May 17 1978
USA
Capitol Cinema
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Leon
The Gauntlet

Aired on Wednesday, May 17 1978
USA
ABC
10:00 pmStarsky and HutchDeckwatch

UK Chart
Saturday, May 13 1978
Brown Girl In The RingBoney M1
Rivers Of BabylonBoney M1
Night FeverThe Bee Gees2
Too Much, Too Little, Too LateJohnny Mathis & Deniece Williams3
Automatic LoverDee D. Jackson4
Never Let Her Slip AwayAndrew Gold5
Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry's Song)Brian & Michael6
Because The NightPatti Smith Group7
Let's All ChantThe Michael Zager Band8
Everybody DanceChic9
The Boy From New York CityDarts10
If You Can't Give Me LoveSuzi Quatro11
She's So ModernThe Boomtown Rats12
Jack And JillRaydio13
Bad Old DaysCo-Co14
I Wonder WhyShowaddywaddy15
Singin' In The Rain (Part 1)Sheila B. Devotion16
Do It Do It AgainRaffaella Carra17
Follow You Follow MeGenesis18
(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence DearBlondie19
More Like The MoviesDr. Hook20


US Chart
Saturday, May 13 1978
If I Can't Have YouYvonne Elliman1
The Closer I Get To YouRoberta Flack2
With A Little LuckWings3
Too Much, Too Little, Too LateJohnny Mathis4
Night FeverBee Gees5
You're The One That I WantJohn Travolta and Olivia Newton-John6
Can't Smile Without YouBarry Manilow7
Count On MeJefferson Starship8
Dust In The WindKansas9
Imaginary LoverAtlanta Rhythm Section10
Shadow DancingAndy Gibb11
Feels So GoodChuck Mangione12
Disco InfernoThe Trammps13
This Time I'm In It For LovePlayer14
Lay Down SallyEric Clapton15
On BroadwayGeorge Benson16
Baby Hold OnEddie Money17
Love Is Like OxygenSweet18
Two Doors DownDolly Parton19
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)Billy Joel20