On This Day

What Happened on November 15, 1978

Historical Events

  • 183 die as Icelandic Airlines DC-8 crashes in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Harold Pinter's play "Betrayal" premieres in London
  • Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Chapman, American golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur), dies of a stroke at 67

Person of interestMargaret Mead

Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa, Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead

1978 Highlights

About November 15, 1978

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio