On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1978

Historical Events

  • 40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke, 94-88; Wildcats 5th title; forward Jack Givens scores 41 points
  • Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
  • The Rutles mockumentary "All You Need is Cash" is shown on British TV

Famous Deaths

  • Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), dies at 89
  • Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
1978 Highlights

About March 27, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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