On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1979

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Lucca Parenti, American jazz bassist, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 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? 42 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

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