On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1978

Historical Events

  • US House of Representatives approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA

Famous Birthdays

  • Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player (Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast (World Champion 1995, Olympic Gold 1996), born in Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR
  • Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown), born in Lake Arrowhead, California

Famous Deaths

  • Harrison Kerr, American composer, dies at 80
1978 Highlights

About August 15, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo