On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1994

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 347 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
  • 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
1994 Highlights

About April 5, 1994

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries