What Happened on May 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Jackie Mercer wins her 4th golf title 31 years after her 1st

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