History of 4 April

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  • 1990 – In the U.S., securities law violator Ivan Boesky was released from federal custody.
  • 1991 – Pennsylvanian Senator John Heinz and six others were killed when a helicopter collided with Heinz’s plane over a schoolyard in Merion, PA.
  • 1992 – Sali Berisha became the first non-Marxist president of Albania since World War II.
  • 1994 – Netscape Communications (Mosaic Communications) was founded.
  • 1995 – U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato ridiculed judge Lance Ito using a mock Japanese accent on a nationally syndicated radio program. D’Amato apologized two days later for the act.
  • 1999 – The Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres played the first major league season opener to be held in Mexico. The Rockies beat the Padres 8-2.
  • 2002 – The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
  • 2009 – France announces its return to full participation of its military forces within NATO.
  • 2013 – More than 70 people are killed in a building collapse in Thane, India.

Celebrating Birthday Today

  • 1981 – Currensy, American rapper
  • 1981 – Eduardo Luís Carloto, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 – Casey Daigle, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Anna Pyatykh, Russian triple jumper
  • 1981 – Ned Vizzini, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1982 – Justin Cook, American voice actor and producer
  • 1982 – Magnus Lindgren, Swedish chef (d. 2012)
  • 1983 – Evgeny Artyukhin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Eric Andre, American comedian
  • 1983 – Ben Gordon, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Natalie Pike, Scottish-English model and actress
  • 1983 – Amanda Righetti, American actress
  • 1984 – Sean May, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer
  • 1985 – Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player
  • 1985 – Dudi Sela, Israeli tennis player
  • 1985 – Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 – Eunhyuk, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1986 – Cameron Barker, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Maurice Manificat, French skier
  • 1986 – Aiden McGeady, Scottish-born Irish footballer
  • 1986 – Alexander Tettey, Norwegian footballer
  • 1987 – Sami Khedira, German footballer
  • 1987 – McDonald Mariga, Kenyan footballer
  • 1987 – Cameron Maybin, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Marcos Vellidis, Greek footballer
  • 1987 – Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress
  • 1988 – Frank Fielding, English footballer
  • 1989 – Vurnon Anita, Dutch footballer
  • 1989 – Steven Finn, English cricketer
  • 1989 – Chris Herd, Australian footballer
  • 1991 – Yui Koike, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1991 – Justin O’Neill, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer
  • 1991 – Marlon Stöckinger, Filipino race car driver
  • 1992 – Lucy May Barker, English actress and singer
  • 1992 – Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer-songwriter
  • 1992 – Ricky Dillon, American Youtuber and singer
  • 1993 – Samir Carruthers, English footballer
  • 1993 – Frank Kaminsky, American basketball player
  • 1994 – Shunsuke Nishikawa, Japanese actor
  • 1994 – Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1996 – Austin Mahone, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 2012 – Grumpy Cat, American internet celebrity cat (d. 2019)