What Happened on March 15, 1998

Historical Events

  • An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hits southeastern Iran

Music History

Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret", starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson, opens at Club Expo Theater, NYC; runs for 2,377 performances and wins 4 Tony Awards

Famous Deaths

  • (Robert) "Jheri" Redding, American hairdresser, businessman, and National Cosmetology Foundation's Hall of Fame member (created the Jheri curl and hair conditioner), dies at 91
  • (Sebastião) "Tim" Maia, Brazilian rock, soul, sambalanço, and funk singer-songwriter, and musician, dies at 55

Benjamin SpockBenjamin Spock (1903-1998)

American pediatrician and writer (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), dies at 94

About March 15, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
  • UK #1 Song: It's Like That - Run DMC Versus Jason Nevins