Historical Events In May - 01
Wednesday, 19 January 2022
1986 On this day in history bill Elliott sets stock car speed record of 212.229 mph
1986 On this day in history tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
1986 On this day in history will Stegers expedition reaches North Pole
1987 British Customs seizes Air Canada jet at Heathrow Airport after discovering a major hashish shipment from India; plane released after Air Canada pays substantial fine on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish born nun
1988 IRA attack in Roermond, kills 3 on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history carroll Righter, astrologer, dies at 88 of postrate cancer
1989 On May - 01 135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to the public
1989 US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non-discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting on May - 01.
1989 David Webster, South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered on this day in history.
1990 Sunset Carson, cowboy actor (El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail), dies at 62 on May - 01.
1991 On May - 01 a's Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal (vs Yankees)
1991 On May - 01 actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy
1991 Angola's civil war ends on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge
1991 On May - 01 rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base
1991 Skin-Spit-Skin featuring lesbian, homosexual &heterosexual nude couples caressing, is seen by 5,000 in NYC on May - 01.
1991 On May - 01 richard Thorpe, director (Jailhouse Rock, Night Must Fall), dies
1992 On May - 01 eric Houston kills 4 in a California HS where he failed history 4 years prior
1992 Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th base on May - 01.
1993 On this day in history bomb attack on Sri Lankan President (26 die)
1993 Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50 on May - 01.
1994 On May - 01 charles Kuralt retires as CBS newsman (On the Road)
1994 On this day in history tornado &hail storms hit Jiangxi China, 95 killed
1994 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34 on this day in history.
1995 Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia vs West Indies at Sabina Park on May - 01.
1996 On May - 01 asher Wallfish, journalist, dies at 67
1997 Toni Blair elected PM of UK on this day in history.
1997 On this day in history bebe, AKA Flipper, dolphin, dies at 40
1998 Former Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver dies today in Pomona, California, at age 62 on this day in history.
1999 The body of British mountaineer George Mallory is found on Mount Everest almost 75 years after he disappeared on a climbing expedition on this day in history.
2002 Indian heat wave in India killing 1,030 people on May - 01.
2005 A suicide attack targets a Kurdish funeral in the northern Iraqi town of Talafar, near Mosul, and leaves at least 25 people dead and more than 30 others injured. Earlier, at least five policemen and four civilians were killed in two separate attacks in Baghdad on this day in history.
2006 Bolivian President Evo Morales nationalizes his nation's gas fields on this day in history.