May 1 Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 1. From 1900 until now. May 1 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Jamie Dornan (1982), Ajith Kumar (1971) and Zaz (singer) (1980). Several movies were released around May 1 over the years, such as Fatal Attraction in 2023 directed by Adrian Lyne and Silo in 2023 directed by Marshall Burnette.
But much more happened on May 1 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 1 over the years?
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Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2023

Directed by: Marshall Burnette

Casa Grande

Casa Grande

Release year: 2023

Directed by: Fellipe Barbosa



Release year: 2023

Directed by: Reid Nicewonder

A Tear in the Sky

A Tear in the Sky

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Caroline Cory

Starring: William Shatner, Travis Taylor, Caroline Cory, Michio Kaku


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1?


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  • 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.
  • 2018 Human rights violations during Syria Civil War: ISIL releases a video of an execution showing a prisoner being executed by explosives at Yarmouk Camp in Damascus.
  • 2017 Raoul Hedebouw, a representative of Workers' Party Belgium, is stabbed in his thigh just moments before he delivers a speech in Liege (Belgium). The suspect is taken into custody.
  • 2016 Turkey-ISIL conflict and Spillover of Syria Civil War: 2016 Gaziantep Bombing: One officer was killed and thirteen others were injured when a bomb exploded at a Gaziantep police station. Attacks are being suspected by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (BBC)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Shape Of You
  • 2016 - Work
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - Happy
  • 2013 - Just Give Me A Reason
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - S&M
  • 2010 - Nothin' On You
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Bleeding Loveyoutube
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Pompeii
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - We Are Young
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - Between The Lines


Which were the most popular books released around May 1 over the years?
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The Courage To Change by Dennis Wholey

The Courage To Change

Year: 1985


The commentator on PBS's LateNight America collects stories of celebrities who have struggled with alcoholism. These stories are supplemented by alcohol experts.

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

Year: 1962


This definitive history of Hitler's rise is back in hardcover, hailed by The New York Times as "one the most important works historical of our time"

The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom

The Day After Tomorrow

Year: 1994


"A page-turning whopper." Entertainment Weekly. The novel that took the nation by storm now available in paperback. Allan Folsom has created a global conspiracy of apocalyptic dimensions. It interconnects three compelling and intricate stories that span five decades and two …

Salvador by Joan Didion


Year: 1983


"Terror is the given place." El Salvador at its most gruesome height during civil war in 1982 is the place.

The Lady Of Arlington by Harnett T. Kane

The Lady Of Arlington

Year: 1954


The lady of arlington

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