On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1979

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • NASA launches Fltsatcom-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC), 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? 41 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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