What happened this day in history May 4, 1979

What are the important events that happened on May 4, 1979? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 4, 1979: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 4, 1979 is the 124th day of the year 1979 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 21, 1979 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 81,840 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaicosatetragon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $1,255.60. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Sheep is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 4, 1979 Historical Events

  • 1979
    Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Who were born on May 4, 1979?

  • 1979
    Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • 1979
    Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player
  • 1979
    Marie Poissonnier, French pole vaulter
  • 1979
    Wes Butters, British broadcaster

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