On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Raich, Austrian alpine ski racer, born in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter, born in Nantes, France
  • Louise Woodward, English nanny who killed eight-month-old Matthew Eappen in 1997, born in Elton, Cheshire
  • Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player, born in Tandil, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
  • Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies from pneumonia at 66
1978 Highlights

About February 28, 1978

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

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