What Happened on October 15, 1978

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Devon Gummersall, American actor (Relativity; My So Called Life - "Brian'), born in Durango, Colorado
  • Takeshi Morishima, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Edogawa, Japan
  • Wes Moore, American politician (1st black governor of Maryland 2023-), born in Takoma Park, Maryland
Born in 1978

Famous Deaths

  • W. Eugene Smith, American photojournalist (Saipan, Walk to Paradise Garden), dies of a stroke at 59
1978 Highlights

About October 15, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John