On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1978

Historical Events

  • 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy
  • Great Britain performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Aries, American wrestler
  • Chris Stapleton, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (The SteelDrivers; "Broken Halos"; "Traveller"), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Luis Fonsi [Luis L√≥pez-Cepero], Puerto Rican singer-songwriter ("Despacito"), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Milton Bradley, American baseball player
  • Tim Corcoran, American baseball player

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
1978 Highlights

About April 15, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries