On This Day

What Happened on March 22, 1978

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test
  • Karl "The Great" Wallenda, German acrobat (The Flying Wallendas) dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at 73

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm & Market, San Francisco, dedicated

  • The Rutles mockumentary "All You Need is Cash" debuts on NBC television

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Poti, American professional hockey player, born in Worcester, Massachusetts
1978 Highlights

About March 22, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries