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 rugby union winger (5 Tests England; Gloucester Rugby, La Rochelle) and rugby league winger (12 Tests NZ; Canberra Raiders, Bradford Bulls), born in Nuku Ľalofa, Tonga
  • Ryan Shamrock [Alicia Webb], American professional wrestling valet, born in Houston, Texas
  • Wes Butters, British broadcaster, born in Salford, England
Born in 1979

About May 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
  • UK #1 Song: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel