What Happened on September 15, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • Yanks beat Boston 4-0, Guidry wins # 22, Yanks lead 2½ games

Famous Birthdays

  • Amanda Rochelle Penix, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1997)
  • Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80