On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1978

Historical Events

  • 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, California
  • Former Pakistani premier Ali Bhutto sentenced to death
  • Wales beats France, 16-7 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to clinch its 20th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, a record 8th Grand Slam and record 3rd consecutive Triple Crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jonas Wallerstedt, Swedish footballer
  • Khalilah Adams, American actress
  • Yoshie Takeshita, Japanese volleyball player

Famous Deaths

  • Faith Baldwin, American author (They Who Love), dies at 84
  • Peggy Wood, actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
1978 Highlights

About March 18, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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