On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan
  • Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
  • Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched
  • US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx), dies in a plane crash at 65
  • Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, American chemist and NASA astronaut (STS 33), dies at 43