On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances

Film & TV History

Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery in an extortion plot

Famous Birthdays

  • Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress (General Hospital, 2001-06), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Donovan Patton, American television actor (Blue's Clues), born in Naval Air Station Agana, Guam

Jensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days Of Our Lives: Supernatural), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Ken Harvey, American baseball first baseman (MLB All Star 2004; KC Royals), born in Los Angeles, California
1978 Highlights

About March 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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