On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Home rule introduced to Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)
  • Marshall Islands (in Pacific) become self-governing

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Easter, American actor
  • Jennifer Botterill, Canadian ice hockey forward (gold medal 2002, 2006, 2010 Olympics), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby union flanker (Italy 106 caps), born in Padova, Italy