On This Day

April 4, 1991 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.

Deaths in History

  • John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
1991 in History