On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
  • Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and film director

Famous Deaths

  • George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
1978 Highlights

About March 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 43 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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