On This Day

What Happened on October 4, 1979

Historical Events

  • Hugh Leonards "Life" premieres in Dublin
  • Typhoon Tip forms near Pohnpei in Micronesia, would go on to be the most intense and largest tropical cyclone then ever recorded
  • USSR performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Adam Voges, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; oldest [35] to score a century on Test debut 2015), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Caitriona Balfe, Irish actress (Outlander), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Rachael Leigh Cook, American actress (She's All That), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Stefan Booth, British actor (Eastenders)

Famous Deaths

  • Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
1979 Highlights

About October 4, 1979

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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