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
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • George Dickinson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets; Otago, Wellington) and rugby union five-eighth (NZ 5 x tour matches; Otago RFU), dies at 75

About March 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

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