The 4th of May, 1979, fell on a Friday. Day 124 of 1979. Decade: 1970s.
40 years, 8 months and 23 days have passed since the 4th of May, 1979.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 4th of May, 1979:
Margaret Thatcher becomes the United Kingdom's first female prime minister.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of May, 1979:
United States: Reunited - Peaches & Herb
United Kingdom: Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 4th of May, 1979.
The Doobie Brothers - "What a Fool Believes"
"What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers would go on to win a Grammy for 1979's Song of the Year.
The leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini, was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1979.
Kramer vs. Kramer
"Kramer vs. Kramer" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1979.
1979 in movies.
Movies released in 1979 included Kramer vs. Kramer, The Amityville Horror, Rocky II, Apocalypse Now, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, 10, The Jerk, Moonraker, The Muppet Movie, Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Warriors.
1979 in music.
Popular music artists in 1979 included The Knack, Donna Summer, Chic, Rod Stewart, Peaches & Herb, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Anita Ward, Robert John and The Bee Gees.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of May:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Dukes of Hazzard - American television series.
Mork & Mindy - Comedy TV show about an alien called Mork. Starring Robin Williams.
Taxi - American sitcom starring Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito.
Dallas - Soap opera.
The Incredible Hulk - Starring Lou Ferrigno.
The Love Boat - Television series that was set on a cruise ship. Starring Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing.
Chips - TV show about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers called Jon Baker and Frank "Ponch" Poncherello.
Soap - Comedy series / satire about soap operas. Starring Billy Crystal as Jodie Dallas.
Eight Is Enough - Television series about the "Bradford brood" and their father.
Three's Company - Sitcom about two girls and their male room mate.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of May, 1979.
14,878 days have passed since this date.
1,285,462,800 seconds have passed since the 4th of May, 1979.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,499,706,600 times.
Since the 4th of May, 1979, earth has travelled approximately 663,298,804,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 214,243,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 110,549,801 steps. That's about 49,133 miles!
Since this date, 15,425,554 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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