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 [Daniel Solwold, Jr], American professional wrestler, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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
  • Philippe Powell, Franco-Brazilian jazz and world music pianist, composer and arranger, born in Paris, France
  • Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
Born in 1978

Famous Weddings

Danielle Steel

American romance novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds (her third time) William George Toth; divorce in 1981

About April 15, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Night Fever - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs - Brian & Michael