March 1978 calendar

March 1978

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 1978.
The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on March 1978: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1978?


  • 01 Mar 1978 Timbuktu! opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
  • 02 Mar 1978 1st broadcast of Dallas on CBS TV
  • 04 Mar 1978 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue.
  • 05 Mar 1978 Hello, Dolly! opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances
  • 06 Mar 1978 Hustler publisher Larry Flynt shot and crippled by a sniper in Georgia, USA.
  • 07 Mar 1978 Belgian baron Charles Bracht is kidnapped.
  • 08 Mar 1978 The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.
  • 09 Mar 1978 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk and Karponosov
  • 10 Mar 1978 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth.
  • 11 Mar 1978 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, Israel; 45 killed.
  • 12 Mar 1978 Eric Heiden skates world record 1000 metre (1:14.99).
  • 13 Mar 1978 Moluccans "suicide commandos" occupy Province house.
  • 14 Mar 1978 US Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (one dead).
  • 15 Mar 1978 Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethiopian-Somali War.
  • 16 Mar 1978 Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
  • 17 Mar 1978 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
  • 18 Mar 1978 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, California.
  • 19 Mar 1978 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby / Honda Civic Golf Classic
  • 21 Mar 1978 The U.S. most comprehensive homosexual rights bill is passed in San Francisco
  • 22 Mar 1978 Robert Frost Plaza, at California, Drumm and Market, SF, dedicated
  • 23 Mar 1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 24 Mar 1978 Wings release With a Little Luck
  • 26 Mar 1978 The control tower and some other facilities of New Tokyo International Airport, which was scheduled to open on March 31, are illegally occupied and damaged by terrorist attack by New Left activists, being forced to reschedule its opening date to May 20.
  • 27 Mar 1978 Rutles All You Need is Cash is shown on British TV
  • 28 Mar 1978 The US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
  • 30 Mar 1978 History of the American Film opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 31 Mar 1978 Wings release London Town album

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • John Cazale

    Actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Deer Hunter), dies at 41.

  • Italian corrupt politician who was Premier of the country five times from 1963 and the leader of the Christian Democratic party.

  • Jack Hulbert

    Actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85.

  • French singer (Born 1939).

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in March 1978?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
  2. - Night Fever
  3. - Stayin' Alive
  4. - Sometimes When We Touch
  5. - Emotion

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Wuthering Heights
  2. - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs
  3. - Take A Chance On Me
  4. - Denis
  5. - I Wonder Why


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole of the Bailey

Release year: 1978

Starring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

An Unmarried Woman

An Unmarried Woman

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman

Ecce bombo

Ecce bombo

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Nanni Moretti

Starring: Nanni Moretti, Luisa Rossi, Lina Sastri, Piero Galletti

American Hot Wax

American Hot Wax

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Floyd Mutrux

Starring: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman

House Calls

House Calls

Release year: 1978

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin


Which were the most popular books released in March 1978?
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Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief


Wesley is haunted by the murder of his father and begins a strange, deeply personal quest. He falls in love with Gretchen, who finds new challenges and opportunities.

The Immigrants by Howard Fast

The Immigrants


Howard Fast's first book is a beloved family saga. "A most beautiful book...there hasn’t been a book in years that can do an job on readers’ emotions that this book."

Illusions by Richard Bach



A man places his faith in his biplane's propeller in cloudy airspace between the Illinois cornfields and blue infinity. Richard Bach, a disillusioned writer who is also an itinerant barnstormer, believes that belief is as real and as true as …

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady


This facsimile reproduction is of the 1906 naturalist's journal. Edith Holden documented in words and pictures the British countryside's flora, fauna, and changes throughout the year.

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon



Sheldon's epic tale of greed and betrayal and sabotage and danger and the ties which can kill...Roffe and Sons, a family business, is an international empire full of desperate, cash-hungry relatives.