What Happened on May 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Angolan civil war ends
  • Last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge
  • Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
  • Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal
  • Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Famous Birthdays

  • Creagen Dow, American actor

Famous Weddings

  • Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Thorpe, director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies