On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 978 AD

Historical Events

  • Edward the Martyr, the teenage King of England, is murdered, possibly arranged by his stepmother Queen Ælfthryth, by Corfe Castle

Famous Deaths

  • Edward, the Martyr, King of Anglo-Saxons (975-78) and saint, murdered at 15
List of Years

About March 18, 978 AD

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1044 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris