On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 Deaths

  • Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
  • Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75