May 1st: What is special about this date?

May 1st marks the 121st day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 122nd in case of leap years). There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 1st, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 1st and what happened on May 1st in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 1st.


May 1st: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 1st there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Tim McGraw
    Tim McGraw (1967)

    Tim mcgraw is an american country music singer and actor known for his hit songs and successful acting career.

  • Ajith Kumar
    Ajith Kumar (1971)

    Ajith kumar is an indian film actor known for his work in tamil cinema.

  • Jamie Dornan
    Jamie Dornan (1982)

    Jamie dornan is a northern irish actor known for his role as christian grey in the fifty shades film series.

  • Anushka Sharma
    Anushka Sharma (1988)

    Anushka sharma is an indian actress and producer known for her work in hindi films, and she is one of the most popular and highest-paid...

  • Joanna Lumley
    Joanna Lumley (1946)

    British actress, born in kashmir.

  • Danielle Darrieux
    Danielle Darrieux (1917)

    French actress and actress.

  • Catherine Frot
    Catherine Frot (1956)

    French film and theatre actress, the daughter of an engineer.

  • Julie Benz
    Julie Benz (1972)

    Julie benz is an american actress known for her roles in popular tv shows such as 'dexter' and 'buffy the vampire slayer'.

  • Rita Coolidge
    Rita Coolidge (1944)

    Rita coolidge is a grammy award-winning american singer known for her hits in the 1970s, including 'we're all alone' and 'higher and...

  • Glenn Ford
    Glenn Ford (1916)

    Canadian-american actor.

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May 1st: who died on this date?

On May 1st the following celebrities died:

  • Madeleine Lebeau
    Madeleine Lebeau (2016)

    Madeleine Lebeau was a French actress best known for her role as Yvonne in the classic film 'Casablanca'.

  • Steve Reeves
    Steve Reeves (2000)

    American physical culturist.

  • Marion Mack
    Marion Mack (1989)

    Actress (general).

  • Glenda Farrell
    Glenda Farrell (1971)

    Glenda Farrell was an American actress who appeared in over 30 films during the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Olympia Dukakis
    Olympia Dukakis (2021)

    American screen and stage actress dukakis worked for 40 years before she achieved "overnight success" in 1987, when she was awarded an...

  • Hylda Baker
    Hylda Baker (1986)

    English comedian, actress and music hall performer (d. 1986).

  • Ayrton Senna (1994)

    Brazilian formula one race car driver, and three-time world champion.

  • Daved Goldberg (2015)

    Daved Goldberg was an American entrepreneur and the co-founder of the online survey platform SurveyMonkey.

  • Antonin Dvořák (1904)

    Antonín Dvořák was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition.

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May 1st: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 1st, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 1st: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 1st: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 1st in history:

  • May 1, 1912: Beverly Hills Hotel opens.
  • May 1, 1925: Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony.
  • May 1, 1928: Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
  • May 1, 1951: Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
  • May 1, 1956: The polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk is made available to the public.
  • May 1, 1961: 1st US airplane hijacked to Cuba
  • May 1, 1972: Different Times opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • May 1, 1973: San Francisco Giants score seven runs with two outs in 9th inning to beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7.
  • May 1, 1996: Ideal Husband opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • May 1, 2001: Philippine President Gloria Macapagal - Arroyo declares the existence ''a state rebellion'' hours after thousands of supporters of Joseph Estrada were arrested and stormed towards the presidential palace during the height of the EDSA III revolt.
  • May 1, 2007: The Los Angeles May Day melee takes place, and the Los Angeles Police Department's response is controversial to a May Day pro immigrant rally.
  • May 1, 2019: Naxalite Maoist insurgency. Sixteen soldiers, including one driver, were killed in a landmine blast in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India. Officials believe that the insurgents of Maoists are responsible.

What day of the year is May 1st?

May 1st marks the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 122nd in case of leap years).

There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 1st is the 1st day of the month of May.


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