What Happened on May 1, 1991

Historical Events

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

Baseball Record

A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals all time MLB record 939th base in 7-4 win vs New York Yankees in Oakland

  • Angolan civil war ends
  • Cy Coleman, Betty Comden and Adolph Green' s musical "Will Rogers Follies" premieres at The Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 981 performances
  • Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC

Baseball Record

Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches MLB record 7th no hitter; beats Toronto, 3-0; at 44, Ryan is oldest to throw no-hitter

  • West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge plays his last Test cricket innings, scoring 43 vs Australia in Antigua; 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s
1991 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Creagen Dow, American actor
  • Marcus Stroman, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2019; Gold Glove 2017; Toronto Blue Jays, NY Mets), born in Medford, New York
Born in 1991

Famous Weddings

Robert Duvall

Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Thorpe, American director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies at 95

About May 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Baby - Amy Grant
  • UK #1 Song: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) - Cher