What Happened on April 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Ex-President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy McKee, American musician
  • Charles Butler, Salt Lake City Utah, dance skater (& Joseph-1997 Natl)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Heath Ledger, Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2008)

  • Rebecca Stoyel, South Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Buchanan, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51