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WhoBirthdayAge on Thursday, Dec 17 1981
David Powell
12/17/1883-04/16/1925
98
Died Aged:41
Christine Silver
12/17/1884-11/23/1960
97
Died Aged:75
Aubrey Mather
12/17/1885-01/16/1958
96
Died Aged:72
Wallace Evennett
12/17/1887-10/09/1973
94
Died Aged:85
George Barraud
12/17/1889-1970
92
Robertson Hare
12/17/1891-01/25/1979
90
Died Aged:87
Alexander Sarner
12/17/1892-01/06/1948
89
Died Aged:55
Laurence Schwab
12/17/1892-05/29/1951
89
Died Aged:58
David Butler
12/17/1894-06/14/1979
87
Died Aged:84
Wee Georgie Wood
12/17/1894-02/19/1979
87
Died Aged:84
Rudolph Anders
12/17/1895-03/27/1987
86
Frank Meredith
12/17/1898-07/23/1965
83
Died Aged:66
Katina Paxinou
12/17/1900-02/22/1973
81
Died Aged:72
Geoffrey Wincott
12/17/1901-1973
80
House Jameson
12/17/1902-04/23/1971
79
Died Aged:68
Christianna Brand
12/17/1907-03/11/1988
74
Albert Hehn
12/17/1908-07/29/1983
73
Marc Lawrence
12/17/1909-11/28/2005
72
C. M. Pennington-Richards
12/17/1911-01/02/2005
70
C.M. Pennington-Richards
12/17/1911-01/02/2005
70
William Roerick
12/17/1911-11/30/1995
70
Richard Sale
12/17/1911-03/04/1993
70
Herbert Nelson
12/17/1913-07/19/1990
68
David Vaile
12/17/1913-07/28/1982
68
Len Lowe
12/17/1915-08/21/1999
66
Joan Woodbury
12/17/1915-02/22/1989
66
Dusty Anderson
12/17/1918
63
Barbara Slater
12/17/1920-10/14/1997
61
Elsie Albiin
12/17/1921-04/03/2009
60
Louise Kane
12/17/1921-03/06/2014
60
Dennis Cross
12/17/1924-04/06/1991
57
Otar Koberidze
12/17/1924-03/09/2015
57
Robin Lovejoy
12/17/1924-12/14/1985
57
Rijk de Gooyer
12/17/1925-11/02/2011
56
Julia Meade
12/17/1925-05/16/2016
56
Stephen Lewis
12/17/1926-08/12/2015
55
Patricia Plunkett
12/17/1926-10/13/1974
55
Died Aged:47
Patrice Wymore
12/17/1926-03/22/2014
55
Patricia Driscoll
12/17/1927
54
Richard Long
12/17/1927-12/21/1974
54
Died Aged:47
Robert Robinson
12/17/1927-08/12/2011
54
Waltraut Runze
12/17/1927
54
George Lindsey
12/17/1928-05/06/2012
53
Tony Harwood
12/17/1929-08/11/2005
52
Jacqueline Hill
12/17/1929-02/18/1993
52
Bob Guccione
12/17/1930-10/20/2010
51
Bob Guccione
12/17/1930-10/20/2010
51
Armin Mueller-Stahl
12/17/1930
51
Gerald Perry Finnerman
12/17/1931-04/06/2011
50
Dave Madden
12/17/1931-01/16/2014
50
Marilyn Eastman
12/17/1933
48
Cynthia Patrick
12/17/1934-10/29/2008
47
Rosemary Martin
12/17/1936-08/14/1998
45
Tommy Steele
12/17/1936
45
Del Henney
12/17/1938
43
Novella Nelson
12/17/1939-09/01/2017
42
Jan Watson
12/17/1942
39
Dave Dee
12/17/1943-01/09/2009
38
Bernard Hill
12/17/1944
37
Christopher Cazenove
12/17/1945-04/07/2010
36
Ernie Hudson
12/17/1945
36
Terri Messina
12/17/1945-08/21/2007
36
Lázaro Pérez
12/17/1945
36
Michael Stringer
12/17/1945
36
Jayne Eastwood
12/17/1946
35
Eugene Levy
12/17/1946
35
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
12/17/1947
34
Marilyn Hassett
12/17/1947
34
Wes Studi
12/17/1947
34
Cal Kuniholm
12/17/1948-11/26/2008
33
Joel Brooks
12/17/1949
32
Michael Cashman
12/17/1950
31
Sam Hennings
12/17/1950
31
John Walter Davis
12/17/1951
30
Barry Livingston
12/17/1953
28
Bill Pullman
12/17/1953
28
Mary Appleseth
12/17/1956-07/04/1998
25
Patrick Murray
12/17/1956
25
Hattie Hayridge
12/17/1959
22
Tilly Vosburgh
12/17/1960
21
Sara Dallin
12/17/1961
20
Eric Brown
12/17/1964
17
Dominic Renda
12/17/1964
17
Greg Kelly
12/17/1968
13
Sean Patrick Thomas
12/17/1970
11
Desmond Askew
12/17/1972
9
Laurie Holden
12/17/1972
9
Gavin O'Connor
12/17/1972
9
Rian Johnson
12/17/1973
8
Sarah Paulson
12/17/1974
7
Ian Petrella
12/17/1974
7
Giovanni Ribisi
12/17/1974
7
Marissa Ribisi
12/17/1974
7
Napiera Groves
12/17/1975
6
Milla Jovovich
12/17/1975
6
Kate Hewlett
12/17/1976
5
Dory Manzour
12/17/1976
5
Katheryn Winnick
12/17/1977
4
Jochum ten Haaf
12/17/1978
3
Douglas Tait
12/17/1978
3

Passed on Thursday, Dec 17 1981
George Moon

Aired on Thursday, Dec 17 1981
Barney MillerHomeless
Hill Street BluesChipped Beef
TenkoEpisode #1.9
Take the High RoadEpisode #1.104
Blankety-BlankEpisode #4.16
Country PracticeComing Home: Part 2
TaxiLouie Goes Too Far

Aired on Thursday, Dec 17 1981
USA
ABC
 8:00 pmMork and MindyP.S. 2001
CBS
Magnum, P.I.The Sixth Position
 8:00 pmSimon and SimonA Recipe for Disaster
NBC
 9:00 pmDiff'rent StrokesHealth Club

UK Chart
Saturday, Dec 12 1981
Don't You Want MeThe Human League1
Daddy's HomeCliff Richard2
Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar)Julio Iglesias3
Why Do Fools Fall In LoveDiana Ross4
Let's GrooveEarth, Wind & Fire5
BedsitterSoft Cell6
It Must Be LoveMadness7
Under PressureQueen & David Bowie8
Ant RapAdam & The Ants9
Wedding BellsGodley & Creme10
One Of UsABBA11
CambodiaKim Wilde12
I Go To SleepPretenders13
Four More From Toyah (EP)Toyah14
Ay Ay Ay Ay MooseyModern Romance15
FlashbackImagination16
Rock N' RollStatus Quo17
Steppin' OutKool & The Gang18
PhysicalOlivia Newton-John19
The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)The Fun Boy Three20


US Chart
Saturday, Dec 12 1981
PhysicalOlivia Newton-John1
Waiting For A Girl Like YouForeigner2
Every Little Thing She Does Is MagicThe Police3
Oh NoCommodores4
Let's GrooveEarth, Wind and Fire5
Young TurksRod Stewart6
Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)Air Supply7
Why Do Fools Fall In LoveDiana Ross8
Harden My HeartQuarterflash9
Don't Stop Believin'Journey10
Leather And LaceStevie Nicks11
TroubleLindsey Buckingham12
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)Daryl Hall & John Oates13
Yesterday's SongsNeil Diamond14
Comin' In And Out Of Your LifeBarbra Streisand15
Turn Your Love AroundGeorge Benson16
The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)Juice Newton17
Private EyesDaryl Hall & John Oates18
Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)Kool & The Gang19
Our Lips Are SealedGo-Go's20