On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1979

Historical Events

  • "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • ESPN and NCAA come to an agreement giving the network worldwide multi-media rights to NCAA championships for various sports

Famous Birthdays

  • Mikkel Kessler, Danish boxer (WBA super-middleweight title x 3; WBC title x 2; IBA title 2002), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Dolores Costello, American actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
  • Molla Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader (KDP), dies at 75
1979 Highlights

About March 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Pisces