What Happened on June 4, 1979

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • South-African pres Vorster resigns due to scandal
  • Sri Lanka forfeit ICC Trophy game vs Israel for political reasons
1979 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Lucca Parenti, American jazz bassist, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Daniel Vickerman, Australian rugby union player
  • Naohiro Takahara, Japanese soccer forward (57 caps; Hamburg S-V, Urawa Reds), born in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
Born in 1979

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

About June 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: Sunday Girl - Blondie