Wednesday May 01, 2013: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/1/2013, UK date format: 1/5/2013

May 1st, 2013 was the 121st day of the year 2013 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The number one song in US was Just Give Me A Reason by P!nk.

Winter's Tale, directed by Akiva Goldsman, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2013 while Gulp by Mary Roach was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Max Steel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Antichamber or 8BitMMO.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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May 01, 2013 Events

What happened on May 01, 2013?

Historical Events

  • South Thailand insurgency - Six people are killed by insurgents, including a 2-year-old boy in a shooting attack in Pattani (Thailand).
  • Six people were killed by insurgents in a shooting attack in Pattani (Thailand), which resulted in the death of a boy aged two years old.
  • Boston Marathon Bombing: Boston Police say that three additional people were arrested and are being investigated. (CNN) A report claims that Dzhokhar told detectives that he was motivated to defend Islam by the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq.
  • Boston Police say that three additional people are being investigated and have been arrested.
  • According to a report, Dzhokhar told detectives that he wanted to defend Islam due the wars in Afghanistan/Iraq.
  • Insurgency in North Caucasus: Bomb explodes in busy Makhachkala shopping center, Dagestan Russia. 3 people are killed and 2 injured.
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What happened on May 01 in history? Find out the list of May 1st major events

What was 2013 famous for? Discover everything about 2013


May 01, 2013 Famous Birthdays

Other May 1st famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If May 01, 2013 is your birthday you are 10 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on May 01.

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May 01, 2013 Famous Deaths

Other May 1st famous deaths

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May 01, 2013 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Taurus personality

Who should a Taurus marry?

Babies born in May are either Taurus or Gemini. People born before May 20th are Taurus, while people born from May 21st have the sign of Gemini

Personality of May born

Chinese Zodiac

Snake chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Snake

Element: Water

Snake personality

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May 01, 2013 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 01, 2013?

The day of the week was Wednesday.

May 1st marks the 120th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2013.

There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


May 01, 2013 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 01, 2013?


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
  • May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
  • Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).


  • Saint James the Less.
  • Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
  • Saint Florine
  • Saint Augustin Schoeffer
  • Saint Theodulf.
  • Saint Andeol.
  • Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
  • Saint Jeremiah.
  • Saint Philip the Apostle.
  • Saint Brieuc.
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Music charts

What was the number one song on May 01, 2013? Which were the top hits on May 01, 2013?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just Give Me A Reason
  2. - Can't Hold Us
  3. - Thrift Shop
  4. - When I Was Your Man
  5. - Gentleman

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Can't Hold Us
  2. - Thrift Shop
  3. - Suit & Tie
  4. - Started From The Bottom
  5. - Love Me

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Radioactive
  2. - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)
  3. - Carry On
  4. - Ho Hey
  5. - I Will Wait

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Limbo
  2. - Zumba
  3. - Llevame Contigo
  4. - Te Perdiste Mi Amor
  5. - Te Amo (Para Siempre)

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Akiva Goldsman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

Country: United States of America

Bullet to the Head

Bullet to the Head

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Walter Hill

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, Christian Slater, Sung Kang

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2013

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni

Country: United States of America

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Release year: 2013

Directed by: David Lowery

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Keith Carradine, Nate Parker, Rami Malek

Country: United States of America

We Are What We Are

We Are What We Are

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Jim Mickle

Starring: Julia   Garner, Odeya Rush, Kelly McGillis, Michael Parks

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Max Steel

Max Steel

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Stewart Hendler

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Conrad Vernon

The Mimic

The Mimic

Release year: 2013

Directed by: Jung Huh

Inside Combat Rescue

Inside Combat Rescue

Release year: 2013

Country: United States of America

Axe Cop

Axe Cop

Release year: 2013

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Gulp by Mary Roach



Mary Roach, the irresistible, always-curious and always-best-selling Mary Roach, returns with a new adventure into the invisible realm that we all carry inside.

The Way Of The Knife by Mark Mazzetti

The Way Of The Knife


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's gripping account of how the CIA changed after 9/11 and how the new American way to warThe biggest change in American warfare during the past decade was

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby


Original edition of Fitzgerald's original publisher. This is the Holden-Crowther Literary Organisation approved edition. The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me


"Everyone believed that infinite love was possible. It was something she believed in when she was 18 years old. "High school students Amanda Collier (high school) and Dawson Cole (high school) fell in love, deeply and irrevocably, in the spring …

Six Years by Harlan Coben

Six Years


In this #1 New York Times bestseller of modern suspense, Harlan Coben examines the dangers and consequences of obsession. Six years have passed since Jake Fisher saw Natalie, his love, marry another man.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?



Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Genre: Puzzle-platform game

Publisher: Demruth



Platform: Java Microsoft Windows OS X Linux


Blitz Brigade

Blitz Brigade

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Gameloft



Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: adventure roleplaying

Lego Legends of Chima Online

Lego Legends of Chima Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X, iOS

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


May 01, 2013 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for May 01, 2013 is Last Quarter.

See Moon rising and setting times on May 01, 2013

Sport Games on May 01, 2013

Sport Games on May 01, 2013


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $88.52
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $444.46
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $32.93
  • General Electric GE: opens at $22.10
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $201.87

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 97.29 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0082 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9269 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.165 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 128.26 JPY

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