What Happened on February 18, 1978

Historical Events

  • 1st Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona, Hawaii

Famous Birthdays

  • Josip Šimunić, Croatian footballer, born in Canberra, Australia
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), dies at 71
  • Marguerite "Maggie" McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies of a barbiturate overdose at 49
1978 Highlights

About February 18, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Take A Chance On Me - Abba