What Happened on May 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
  • Marshall Islands (in Pacific) become self-governing

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Easter, American actor
  • Jennifer Botterill, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • Kimberly Grigsby, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1997)
  • Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player

Famous Deaths

  • Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies