On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1978

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

  • 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? 42 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces