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

Heath Ledger

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

Natasha 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? 42 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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