What Happened on May 4, 1991

Historical Events

  • 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Strike the Gold, the first of 2 Derby victories
  • 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Doug Kent
  • Indians' Chris James sets club record for most RBIs in a game (9)
  • NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • US politician Mo Udall, Representative for Arizona (1961-91), resigns due to Parkinson disease

Event of Interest

US President George H. W. Bush is hospitalized for erratic heartbeat

1991 History

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Sharon Gless and producer Barney Rosenzeig marry

Famous Deaths

  • Bernie Winters [Weinstein], British comedian, actor, and TV presenter (The Big Top Variety Show), dies of stomach cancer at 60
  • Dennis Crosby, son of Bing, commits suicide at 54
  • George Delacorte, American philanthropist and publisher (Dell Books), dies at 96

About May 4, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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