On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1901

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox outfielder Herm McFarland hits first grand slam in American League history in 19-9 win at home against Detroit; Tigers commit 12 errors

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York (runs till 2 November)

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane

Famous Birthdays

  • Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State 1928-64), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1966)
1901 Highlights

About May 1, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus