On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1994

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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


Famous Deaths

Ayrton Senna

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

1994 Highlights

About May 1, 1994

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus