On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1978

Historical Events

  • Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed

Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro
Italian Prime Minister
Aldo Moro
  • Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Burns, American actress
1978 Highlights

About March 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces