Author and screenwriter Erich Segal would be 84 today (he died in 2010). Segal’s best-known work was 1970’s Love Story, which was later turned into a movie starring Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal. The theme song for the movie was written by Francis Lai and was recorded as an instrumental because Paramount Pictures didn’t like the original lyrics. Carl Sigman wrote a new set of lyrics and the song was released by Andy Williams in 1971. It reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart and #9 on the Hot 100.