On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tenn
  • 28th Berlin International Film Festival: "Las truchas" and "What Max Said" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Famous Deaths

  • Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74
  • Phyllis McGinley, American poetess (Pulitzer 1961), dies at 72