On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1991

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJamie Lynn Spears

Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress (Zoey 101), born in McComb, Mississippi


Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (b. 1920)
  • John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79