Friday 4 May 1979
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Wes Butters and Lance Bass.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb.
In UK Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979
while The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Cities.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Armor Battle or The Datestones of Ryn.
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- Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
- Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- International Firefighters' Day.
- Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
- People's Republic of China - Youth Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
- Blessed Catherine of Park
- Saint Judas Cyriacus
- Saint Florian
- Saint Godehard
- Saint Monica of Hippo (d. 387)
- Saint Ethelred
- Saint Silvianus
- Saint Titianus
- Saint Willerik
- Saint John Houghton, Saint Robert Lawrence, Saint Augustine Webster, Saint Richard Reynolds, and Saint John Hale; all put to death in 1535.
- Saint Malou
- The Netherlands - Remembrance of the Dead.
- Wes Butters: British broadcaster.
- Lance Bass: American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author.
- Marie Poissonnier: French pole vaulter whose personal best jump is 4.46 metres, achieved in July 2002 in Saint-Etienne.
- Kristin Harmel: American journalist and author.
- Lesley Vainikolo: Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player.
- Jackie Mercer wins her fourth golf title 31 years after her first.
- NASA launches Fltsatcom-2.
- Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- Counting in the previous day's British general election shows that the Conservatives have won and Margaret Thatcher becomes the country's first female prime minister, ending the rule of James Callaghan's Labour government.
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