Thursday May 01, 2014: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 5/1/2014, UK date format: 1/5/2014

May 1st, 2014 was the 121st day of the year 2014 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Taurus. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Happy by Pharrell Williams.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, directed by Guy Ritchie, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2014 while Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Maniac. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deception IV: Blood Ties or Cloudbuilt.

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.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Books | Videogames

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May 01, 2014 Events

What happened on May 01, 2014?

Historical Events

  • 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine:: Prorussian militants seize regional prosecutor's offices in Donetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city. (BBC). Ukraine announces it will reintroduce conscription.
  • Pro-Russian militants take the Donetsk regional prosecutor's office.
  • Ukraine announces it will reintroduce conscription
  • Islamist insurgency: At least nine people are killed in a car bomb attack in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • At least nine people are killed in a car bomb attack on Abuja, Nigeria's capital.
  • Officials announce that Egypt will open a full-size 3D-printed replica of King Tutankhamun’s KV62 tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
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What happened on May 01 in history? Find out the list of May 1st major events

What was 2014 famous for? Discover everything about 2014


May 01, 2014 Famous Birthdays

Other May 1st famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If May 01, 2014 is your birthday you are 9 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, 2014 Famous Deaths

Who died on May 01, 2014?

Other May 1st famous deaths

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May 01, 2014 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

Horse chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Horse

Element: Wood

Horse personality

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Can the numbers in May 01, 2014 reveal something about your future ? Find out


May 01, 2014 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was May 01, 2014?

The day of the week was Thursday.

May 1st marks the 120th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2014.

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


May 01, 2014 Holidays and Observances

What is special on May 01, 2014?


  • 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, 2014? Which were the top hits on May 01, 2014?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Happy
  2. - All Of Me
  3. - Talk Dirty
  4. - Dark Horse
  5. - Let It Go

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Happy
  2. - All Of Me
  3. - Talk Dirty
  4. - Loyal
  5. - The Man

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Pompeii
  2. - Team
  3. - Best Day Of My Life
  4. - Ain't It Fun
  5. - Let Her Go

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Odio
  2. - Adrenalina
  3. - El Perdedor
  4. - Propuesta Indecente
  5. - Vivir Mi Vida

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2014

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

Country: United States of America

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Country: United States of America

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Peter Berg

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

Country: United States of America

Reservation Road

Reservation Road

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Terry George

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Elle Fanning

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Release year: 2014

Directed by: Franck Khalfoun

Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Amir Bar-Lev

Ek Hasina Thi

Ek Hasina Thi

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Sriram Raghavan

Killing Spree

Killing Spree

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Tim Ritter

Mr. Pickles

Mr. Pickles

Release year: 2014

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler

Uganda Be Kidding Me


Chelsea Handler's travels take her to many places, but one thing is certain: she ends up somewhere ridiculous. In this hilarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit past airport security.

The Collector by Nora Roberts

The Collector


The #1 New York Times Bestseller Nora Roberts presents a novel about a woman that needs nothing and a man who sees all. It also explores the web of deceit and greed that binds them together and could cause them …

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus


Millions of readers have enjoyed the bestselling books Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly, historian Martin Dugard and other nonfiction works that have revolutionized how we read historical literature.

David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

David And Goliath


Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new bestseller is now available in paperback. A shepherd boy who was just three thousand years old, on an ancient battlefield in Palestine, defeated a powerful warrior with little more than

Face The Music by Paul Stanley

Face The Music


Face the Music is the debut memoir by Paul Stanley, co-founder of KISS and famed "Starchild" frontman. He shares the amazing highs and the equally unbelievable lows of his life.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on May 1st, 2014 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Deception IV: Blood Ties

Deception IV: Blood Ties

Platform: PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita

Genre: Action role-playing, strategy role-playing

Publisher: Tecmo Koei



Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, platform

Publisher: Rising Star Games

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue

Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue

Platform: Windows, PlayStation Vita

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-fi, Sports

Publisher: Sprite

Abyss Odyssey

Abyss Odyssey

Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Roguelike, action-adventure

Publisher: Atlus

Ether One

Ether One

Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4

Genre: Adventure


May 01, 2014 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

New Moon

The moon phase for May 01, 2014 is New Moon.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $101.96
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $592.00
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $40.24
  • General Electric GE: opens at $26.73
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $196.31

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 102.32 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0958 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.8792 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.259 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 141.88 JPY

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