On This Day

April 5, 1991 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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

Deaths in History

  • 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 in History