May 4 in Swedish History
1991: A day of triple victories for Sweden. Tabletennis players Peter Karlsson and Thomas von Scheele win gold medals in Chiba, Japan during the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships. Sweden also takes home the gold medal in the 1991 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships, which takes place in Finland. The day is topped off with singer Carola Häggkvist winning the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest in Rome with the song “Fångad av en stormvind” (“Captured by a love storm”) Fångad av en Stormvind, Carola 1991. In the streets back in Sweden, people are dancing and cheering.