May 1, 1891: According to Johnson City Court Records, Thomas Coleman was fined $2.50 for “Keeping disorderly house.” The records do not reveal if the fine was paid.
May 1, 1940: The following movies were playing in Johnson City on “All Women Have Secrets” was at the Liberty, “The Road to Singapore” was at the Majestic, “The Old Maid” was at the Sevier, and “Remember” was at the Tennessee.
May 1, 1955: "Tarzan's Hidden Jungle" was at the Tennessee Theatre.
May 1, 1964: An ad for the Miss Johnson City Pageant of 1964 appeared in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle. Ten women competed for the crown. Recording artist Johnny Tillotson was to be the special guest performer. The following night, Sheila Bolding — later Johnson City Board of Education member Sheila Cox — received the title.
May 1, 1982: The World’s Fair began a 6-month run in nearby Knoxville, Tennessee.
Sources: The Rutland Herald; Johnson City Court Records; Johnson City Press; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories