On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1979

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  • NASA launches Fltsatcom-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Lance Bass, American pop singer (NSYNC - "Bye, Bye, Bye"), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player, born in Nuku Ľalofa, Tonga
  • Wes Butters, British broadcaster, born in Salford, England
1979 Highlights

About May 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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