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March 1st, 1978.

March 1st, 1978, was a Wednesday. It was day 60 of 1978. The decade was the Seventies.

44 years, 4 months and 2 days have passed since March 1st, 1978.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on March 1st, 1978?

  • Charlie Chaplin's coffin is stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland.
Birthdays

Born on March 1st, 1978.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 1st, 1978.

  • United States: Love Is Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
  • United Kingdom: Take A Chance On Me - ABBA

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 1st, 1978.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  • (Love Is) Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
  • Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill
  • Emotion - Samantha Sang
Play the top singles from the year 1978.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1978. Take a trip back to the days of the Bee Gees, the Dire Straits, Eric Clapton and Frankie Valli.
Saturday Night Fever

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Saturday Night Fever" was at the top of the Box Office on March 1st, 1978.

Take me back to March 1st, 1978!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is March 1st, 1978, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the days are beginning to get longer.

In America, the song Love Is Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Take A Chance On Me by ABBA is the number one hit song. Jimmy Carter is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Saturday Night Fever is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, James Callaghan is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, clothes have become baggier and pants have become less flared. Sports clothing and the "disco look" are both popular at the moment. Women are wearing sundresses, strapless tops with t-shirts, shoulder pads, cardigans, knee-length skirts and daisy dukes. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, flare jeans, low-top sneakers and untucked collared shirts. Because it's 1978, the music charts are being dominated by the likes of the Bee Gees, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, the Village People, Boney M and Andy Gibb.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Keith Moon, Sid Vicious and John Wayne would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Six Million Dollar Man", "The Jeffersons", "Fawlty Towers" and "Soap". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pursuit", "Gun Fight" and "Breakout".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Pink Panther Show", "Sesame Street", "All in the Family" and "Happy Days". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Dungeons & Dragons, Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game), the Atari 2600 and Water Ring Toss.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 1st, 1978.

  • Iranian Revolution.

    Iranian Revolution.

    Between January 1978 and February 1979, a revolutionary movement formed in Iran. This eventually led to the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of an Islamic Republic led by Ayatollah Khomeini.

  • 1978 in music.

    1978 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1978 included Andy Gibb, The Bee Gees, Debby Boone, Exile, Player, A Taste of Honey, Commodores, Frankie Valli, Kate Bush, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, Eric Clapton, Paul Davis and Samantha Sang.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1978?

    The best NBA players in 1978 were Bill Walton, Truck Robinson, Julius Erving, George Gervin and David Thompson.

  • 1978 in movies.

    1978 in movies.

    Movies released in 1978 included Grease, Superman, Animal House, Every Which Way but Loose, Heaven Can Wait, Hooper, Jaws 2, Revenge of the Pink Panther, The Deer Hunter, Halloween, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Dawn of the Dead.

  • Who were the best football players in 1978?

    Who were the best football players in 1978?

    In 1978, the best soccer players were Kevin Keegan, Hans Krankl, Rob Rensenbrink, Roberto Bettega, Paolo Rossi, Ronnie Hellström, Ruud Krol, Kenny Dalglish, Allan Simonsen and Peter Shilton.

  • The Deer Hunter.

    The Deer Hunter.

    "The Deer Hunter" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1978.

  • Time Person of the Year: 1978.

    Time Person of the Year: 1978.

    China's Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1978 after he overthrew Hua Guofeng and became the "Supreme Leader" of China.

  • Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    Billy Joel - "Just the Way You Are"

    "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel won a Grammy for 1978's Song of the Year.

  • Roller skates.

    Roller skates.

    The popularity of roller skates exploded during the later half of the 1970s.

  • Disco music.

    Disco music.

    In the second half of the 1970s, disco music became mainstream. During this period, nightclub-goers often wore extravagant outfits. Furthermore, dances such as the "Hustle", the "Bump" and the "Penguin" also became popular.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 44 years, 4 months and 2 days have passed since March 1st, 1978.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 of 1978.
  • Leap Year: 1978 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on March 1st, 1978 will be 44 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1978 belong to the Generation X generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 257558400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around March 1st, 1978.

  • February 1st, 1978: Film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
  • February 5th, 1978: The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 kills 100 people.
  • February 9th, 1978: Serial killer Ted Bundy abducts and murders 12-year-old Kimberly Dianne Leach in Lake City, Florida.
  • February 15th, 1978: Serial killer Ted Bundy is captured in Pensacola, Florida.
  • February 24th, 1978: The "Yuba County Five" go missing in Chico, California.
  • This date: March 1st, 1978
  • March 16th, 1978: Former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped by the Red Brigades in Rome.
  • March 22nd, 1978: High wire artist Karl Wallenda dies after falling off a tight-rope at a hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 1st, 1978, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1978 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 1st, 1978 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 1st, 1978.

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Photos of 1970s fashion.

Photographs of 1970s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of 1970s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in March, 1978.

TV shows from March, 1978.

The Love Boat
The Love Boat
Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.

Chips
Chips
TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.

Soap
Soap
Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.

Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough
Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.

Three's Company
Three's Company
Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.

Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
TV show about a Los Angeles County medical examiner called Dr. Quincy.

Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels
TV show about three female police academy-trained private detectives.

Black Sheep Squadron
Black Sheep Squadron
TV show about a misfit squadron in World War Two.

What's Happening!!
What's Happening!!
Comedy TV show about three young men called Raj, Dwayne and Rerun.

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley
Series about two roommates called Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney.

The Bionic Woman
The Bionic Woman
Starring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.

Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
TV show about a superhero called Diana Prince.

Fawlty Towers
Fawlty Towers
British sitcom about a hotel owner called Basil Fawlty.

Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
Gabe Kotter returns to his old school as a teacher, where he's put in charge of "the Sweathogs".

Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
Detectives David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson protect the streets of Bay City.

Barney Miller
Barney Miller
Sitcom about a police station in New York City. Starring Hal Linden as Captain Bernard "Barney" Miller.

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons
TV show about an African- American couple that have moved into an upscale high-rise building.

Baretta
Baretta
Starring Robert Blake as street-wise detective Tony Baretta.

The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
TV show about a Private Detective that was previously jailed for a crime that he didn't commit.

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
TV show that was set in the 1870s.

Good Times
Good Times
American sitcom about a family living in a poor, black neighborhood in inner-city Chicago.

Happy Days
Happy Days
TV show that is set in the 1950s / 1960s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kojak
Kojak
TV show about a bald New York detective.

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Sci-fi series about a superhuman man who was rebuilt using bionic implants.

Barnaby Jones
Barnaby Jones
Television series about a Private Detective and his widowed daughter-in-law.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H
TV series about an American military medical unit during the Korean War.

Cars in 1978.

1978 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chrysler Horizon, the Saab 900, the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Ford Fairmont, the Toyota Supra and the AMC Concord.

Cars in 1978.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on March 1st, 1978.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1978.

Fred Flintstone and Friends
Fred Flintstone and Friends

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels

The All-New Super Friends Hour
The All-New Super Friends Hour

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show

Bagpuss
Bagpuss

Happy Days
Happy Days

Schoolhouse Rock!
Schoolhouse Rock!

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

All in the Family
All in the Family

Sesame Street
Sesame Street

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The Pink Panther Show
The Pink Panther Show

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1978.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1978.

Hungry Hungry Hippos
Hungry Hungry Hippos

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

The Atari 2600
The Atari 2600

Star Wars action figures
Star Wars action figures

Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)
Mattel Electronic Football (handheld game)

Lego Technic
Lego Technic

Stretch Armstrong
Stretch Armstrong

Micronauts
Micronauts

Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons

Connect Four
Connect Four

Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle

Risk board game
Risk board game

Baby Alive (doll)
Baby Alive (doll)

Big Jim (action figure)
Big Jim (action figure)

VertiBird (toy helicopter)
VertiBird (toy helicopter)

Battleship (game)
Battleship (game)

Lite-Brite
Lite-Brite

Twister mat
Twister mat

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Etch A Sketch
Etch A Sketch

Troll doll
Troll doll

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in March of 1978.

Breakout 1976
Breakout
Arcade game published by Atari.

Gun Fight 1975
Gun Fight
Wild West themed arcade shooter game.

Pursuit 1975
Pursuit
Arcade game where the player gets to control a World War I flying ace.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1978.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 1st, 1984 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on March 1st.

Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli Prime Minister. Deceased
Born on March 1st, 1922
He turned 56 on this day in 1978.

Kesha

Singer.
Born on March 1st, 1987
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Justin Bieber

Singer.
Born on March 1st, 1994
He was born exactly 16 years after this date.

USA

US President.

Jimmy Carter was the President of the United States on March 1st, 1978.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

James Callaghan was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 1st, 1978.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Jack Lynch was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 1st, 1978 was most likely conceived around June 8th, 1977.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 1st, 1978 is close to November 22nd, 1978.

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Stats for March 1st, 1978

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about March 1st, 1978.

  • A total of 16,196 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,313 weeks have passed.
  • 1,399,330,800 seconds have passed since the March 1st, 1978.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,632,552,600 times.
  • Since March 1st, 1978, the Earth has travelled approximately 722,054,692,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 233,221,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 120,342,449 steps. That's about 53,486 miles!
  • Since this date, 16,791,970 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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