On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1978

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
1978 Highlights

About February 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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