Sunday 1 May 1927
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Greta Andersen and Lord Bathurst.
7th Heaven, directed by Frank Borzage, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while Doomsday by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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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).
- Greta Andersen: Denmark -- 100m freestyle swimmer (1948 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Lord Bathurst: English Earl / large landowner / multi-millionaire.
- Roland Verhavert: Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor).
- William Mitchell Byers: Musician.
- Harry [Harold George Jr] Belafonte in New York City: New York, USA; calypso singer ("The Banana Boat Song").
- Laura Betti: Italian actress known particularly for her work with directors Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci. She had a long friendship with Pasolini and made a documentary about him in 2001. Prior to her acting career she worked professionally in the arts as a jazz singer. Died July 31, 2004.
- Gary Bertini: Israeli conductor and composer (d. 2005)
- Bernard Vukas: Yugoslav-Croatian footballer (d. 1983)
- 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
- Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
- Panningen soccer team forms in Panningen
- The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
- The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor.
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