On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Charlotte Greenwood, American actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84
  • 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? 43 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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