On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1994

Historical Events

  • "My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 performances
  • -3] Tornado & hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
  • Charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Three-time World Formula 1 Drivers champion Ayrton Senna of Brazil is killed in a 309 kmh crash whilst leading the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola in Italy

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAyrton Senna

Ayrton Senna, Brazilian auto racer (World F1 champion 1988, 90, 91), dies in a crash at San Marino GP at 34

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna

1994 Highlights

About May 1, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 26 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus