On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1978

Famous Birthdays

  • Amy Chow, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96), born in San Jose, California
  • Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress

Person of interestDavid Krumholtz

David Krumholtz, American actor (Billy Kulchak-Chicago Sons), born in NYC, New York

  • Dwayne DeRosario, Canadian footballer
  • Edu, Brazilian footballer
  • Krissy Taylor, American model, born in Miami, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Zoltan Bathory, Hungarian-born American musician and martial artist (Five Finger Death Punch), born in Szentendre, Hungary

Famous Deaths

Person of interestRobert Menzies

Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving, dies of a heart attack at 83

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies

1978 Highlights

About May 15, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus