What Happened on August 4, 1979

Historical Events

  • Italian government of Cossiga begins
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandi Siegel, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Miami, Florida
  • Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
1979 Highlights

About August 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  • UK #1 Song: I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats