What happened this day in history March 16, 1978

What are the important events that happened on March 16, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 16, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 16, 1978 is the 75th day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 290 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 3, 1978 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 258,854,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontapentagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,529.60. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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March 16, 1978 Historical Events

  • 1978
    Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
  • 1978
    Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.

Who were born on March 16, 1978?

  • 1978
    Brooke Burns, American actress

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