Saturday 1 May 1937
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Make Way for Tomorrow, directed by Leo McCarey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
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- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Bo Nilsson: Swedish composer (Doppelspiel).
- Roger Brown: American football player, vegetarian.
- Una Stubbs: English actress.
- Tamsyn Imison: English illustrator and educator.
- Snitz Edwards: Actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75.
- FDR signs act of neutrality
- US President Franklin Roosevelt signs act of neutrality.
- A general strike occurs in Paris, France.
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