Historical Events in March 1978

  • Mar 1 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances

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Mar 1 Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Mar 2 Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
  • Mar 3 1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)
  • Mar 4 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
  • Mar 4 25th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 85-77
  • Mar 5 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances
  • Mar 5 Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, Calif

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Mar 6 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot & crippled by a sniper in Georgia

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Mar 7 Belgian baron Charles Bracht kidnapped
  • Mar 7 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Mar 7 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes against neutron bomb

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Mar 8 The first-ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

  • Mar 9 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov
  • Mar 9 Ice Pairs Championship at Ottawa won by Rodnina & Zaitsev (URS)
  • Mar 9 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Anett Potzsch (GDR)
  • Mar 9 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Ottawa won by Charles Tickner (USA)
  • Mar 10 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth

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Mar 10 "The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • Mar 11 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
  • Mar 11 USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
  • Mar 12 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
  • Mar 12 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
  • Mar 13 Moluccan "suicide commandos" occupies Province house
  • Mar 14 Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
  • Mar 14 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
  • Mar 15 -21] operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon
  • Mar 15 A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000
  • Mar 15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Mar 16 Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast

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Mar 16 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Mar 16 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
  • Mar 16 US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
  • Mar 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 17 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
  • Mar 17 Ligeti's opera "Le Grand Macabre" premieres in Stockholm
  • Mar 17 Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
  • Mar 18 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, Calif
  • Mar 18 Former Pakistani premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
  • Mar 19 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
  • Mar 19 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • Mar 20 Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Mar 21 Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
  • Mar 21 San Francisco passes its-and U.S.'-most comprehensive homosexual rights bill
  • Mar 22 France performs nuclear test

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Mar 22 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, SF, dedicated

  • Mar 22 The Ruttle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
  • Mar 22 Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 24 Wings release "With a Little Luck"
  • Mar 27 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88
  • Mar 27 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
  • Mar 27 Rutles "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV
  • Mar 28 Daryl Gates becomes the 49th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • Mar 30 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Mar 31 USSR launches Kosmos 1000 navigational satellite
  • Mar 31 Wings release "London Town" album