What Happened on March 1, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Famous Birthdays

  • Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
  • Donovan Patton, Guamanian television star

Person of interestJensen Ackles

Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives, Supernatural), born in Dallas, Texas