On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1991

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 MLB 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

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

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; 7,558 runs @ 44.72; 19 x 100s

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

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
1991 Highlights

About May 1, 1991

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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