What Happened on May 1, 1901

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox outfielder Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in American League history in a 19-9 win at home against Detroit. The Tigers committed 12 errors
  • Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo

Famous Birthdays

  • Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
  • Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1966)