What Happened on March 16, 1978

Historical Events

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

Event of Interest

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

  • Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
1978 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Burns, American actress
Born in 1978

About March 16, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush