What Happened on April 4, 1979

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy McKee, American fingerstyle guitarist, born in Topeka, Kansas

Heath Ledger (1979-2008)

Australian-American Actor (Brokeback Mountain, The Dark Knight), born in Perth, Western Australia

Natasha Lyonne (44 years old)

American actress (Orange is the New Black), born in New York City

  • Rebecca Stoyel, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, born in Montreal, Quebec
Born in 1979

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), dies at 76
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
1979 Highlights

About April 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • UK #1 Song: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor