On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances
  • Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker, dies at 92
  • Aubrey Joseph Watson Sr., bishop, dies at 65

Person of interestKurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain, American grunge rocker (Nirvana), commits suicide at 27 by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
  • Marlon Riggs, American writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
  • Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist, dies at 94