Thursday 1 May 1941
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Prete and Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain].
Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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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).
- Robert Prete: American actor, psychic and ordained minister in 1974.
- Barbara Barendrecht [BHM Wurfbain]: Actress (Dirty Picture).
- Juraj Hatrick: Composer.
- Asil Nadir: Cypriot-English businessman.
- John R Locksmith de Brown: vicar/CHU-politician, dies at age 71.
- Citizen Kane, directed and starring Orson Welles, premieres in New York
- General Mills introduces Cheerios cereal.
- World War II: German forces launch a major attack on Tobruk.
- Film Citizen Kane, directed by and starring Orson Welles, premieres in New York.
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