On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Angolan civil war ends
  • Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual & hetrosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter; beats Toronto, 3-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge plays his last Test cricket innings, scoring 43 vs Australia in Antigua

Famous Birthdays

  • Creagen Dow, American actor
  • Marcus Stroman, American MLB pitcher (Gold Glove 2017), born in Medford, New York

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy

Famous Deaths

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