What Happened on May 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • Angolan civil war ends

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs New York Yankees

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 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 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


HeartWedding of Interest

Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy


Famous Deaths

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