On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1979

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • South-African pres Vorster resigns due to scandal
  • Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Vickerman, Australian rugby union player
  • Naohiro Takahara, Japanese footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Dawson, cricketer (England batsman in 5 Tests 1927-30), dies
  • Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), dies at 80
1979 Highlights

About June 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 41 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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