On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
  • Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo

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), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1966)