On This Day

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
  • Charles Butler, American figure skater, born in Salt Lake City, Utah

Person of interestHeath Ledger

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

Person of interestNatasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne, 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

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? 41 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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