What Happened on May 1, 1996

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Gerald Williams is 1st NY Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game

Famous Weddings

  • Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa (26) weds film actor Mark Consuelos (25) in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • Asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
  • Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74
  • William Mitchell Byers, musician, dies on 79th birthday