On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1991

Historical Events

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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Kitty Kelley publishes an unauthorized biography of former US First Lady 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 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida
  • US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq

Famous Deaths

  • John Tower, American politician (US Senator (R)-Texas), dies in a plane crash at 65
  • Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, American chemist and NASA astronaut (STS 33), dies at 43
1991 Highlights

About April 5, 1991

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries