Today in History for March 1978

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 57 of 57

1st - "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
1st - Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery
2nd - Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
3rd - 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)
4th - Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
4th - 25th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 85-77
5th - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 perfs
5th - Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif
6th - Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Georgia
7th - Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
7th - Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
7th - Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb
8th - The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
9th - Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov
9th - Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (URS)
Author Douglas AdamsAuthor Douglas Adams 9th - Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Anett Potzsch (GDR)
9th - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Charles Tickner (USA)
10th - Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
10th - "The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS
11th - Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
11th - USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
12th - Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
12th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
13th - Moluccan "suicide commandos" occupies Province house
14th - Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
14th - NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
15th - -21] operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez 15th - A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000
15th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
16th - Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
16th - Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
16th - Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
16th - US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
16th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
17th - Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
17th - Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre" premieres in Stockholm
17th - Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
18th - 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, Calif
18th - Former Pakistani premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
19th - 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
Italian Prime Minister Aldo MoroItalian Prime Minister Aldo Moro 19th - Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
20th - Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders
21st - Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
21st - San Francisco passes its-and U.S.'-most comprehensive homosexual rights bill
22nd - France performs nuclear test
22nd - Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated
22nd - Rutle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
22nd - Karl Wallenda of the The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
23rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
24th - Wings release "With a Little Luck"
27th - 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
27th - Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 perfs
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost 27th - Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
28th - Daryl Gates becomes the 49th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
30th - "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs
31st - USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
31st - Wings release "London Town" album

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 58 of 58

1st - Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives)
1st - Donovan Patton, Guamanian television star
1st - Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
2nd - Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer
3rd - Carol Aquino, Miss Guatemala Universe (1997)
3rd - Douglas Osmond, Provo Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
3rd - Matt Diaz, American baseball player
3rd - Seomoon Tak, Korean singer
4th - Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer
4th - Nate Ackerman, British-American logician and wrestler
4th - Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
4th - Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress
Actor Jensen AcklesActor Jensen Ackles (1st) 5th - Kimberly McCullough, California, actress (Robin-General Hospital)
5th - Mike Hessman, American baseball player
6th - Sage Rosenfels, American Football Player
6th - Lara Cox, Australian Actress
8th - Nick Zano, American actor
9th - Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
10th - Ben Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
11th - Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer
11th - Albert Luque, Spanish footballer
11th - Christopher Rice, American author
12th - Cristina Teuscher, New Rochelle NY, 4X200m freestyle (Olymp-gold-96)
12th - Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)
12th - Casey Mears, American auto racer
12th - Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
12th - Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
12th - Masuimi Max, American model
13th - Tom Danielson, American cyclist
13th - Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian dancer
13th - Kenny Watson, American football player
14th - Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (d. 2001)
14th - Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
15th - Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
15th - Sid Wilson, American musician (Slipknot)
16th - Brooke Burns, American actress
17th - Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and film director
18th - Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
18th - Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
18th - Khalilah Adams, American actress
18th - Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player
21st - Charmaine Dragun, Australian news anchor (d.2007)
21st - Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist
21st - Cristian Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
21st - Rani Mukherjee, Indian actress
22nd - Tom Poti, professional hockey player
23rd - Nicholle Tom, Hinsdale IL, actress (Beethoven, Maggie-Nanny, BH 90210)
23rd - Walter Samuel, Argentine footballer
Blogger & TV Personality Perez HiltonBlogger & TV Personality Perez Hilton (23rd) 23rd - Perez Hilton, American television personality and blogger
24th - Michael Braun, Australian rules footballer
26th - Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player
28th - Nafisa Joseph, Miss India Universe (1997)
29th - Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor
30th - Wendy Christina Roberts, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1996)
30th - Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player
31st - Jérôme Rothen, French footballer
31st - Stephen Clemence, English footballer
31st - Tony Yayo, American rapper

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Jeremy IronsActor Jeremy Irons (28th) 28th - Actor Jeremy Irons (29) weds actress Sinéad Cusack (30)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 23 of 23

4th - Wesley Bolin, former Governor of the U.S. State of Arizona (b. 1909)
7th - Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
11th - Claude François, French singer (b. 1939)
12th - John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
12th - Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
12th - Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), dies at 84
13th - David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
13th - Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies
17th - George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
18th - Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
18th - Peggy Wood, actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
19th - Gaston Julia, French mathematician (b. 1893)
22nd - Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73
23rd - Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
24th - Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
25th - Jack Hulbert, actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
27th - Wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
28th - Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
29th - Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies
30th - George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
30th - Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
31st - Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68
31st - Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79

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