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May 1st is traditionally known as "May Day", and has become associated with recognition of workers and labour movements around the world.
May 1st is the 121st day of the year (122nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about May 1st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 1st
1769 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (British military leader, Prime Minister 1828-1830, 1834)
1852 Calamity Jane (Wild West performer)
1932 Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward (British admiral during the Falklands War)
1945 Rita Coolidge (singer)
1946 Joanna Lumley (actress)
1946 John Woo (film director)
1967 Tim McGraw (singer)
May 1st in History
1840 The Penny Black, the first postage stamp, goes on sale in Great Britain and Ireland.
1851 The Great Exhibition begins in Hyde Park, London.
1931 Empire State Building in New York City is officially opened by President Herbert Hoover.
1960 Soviet surface-to-air missiles shoot down a CIA U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers.
1995 Jacques Chirac elected President of France.
2004 Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia join the European Union.
May 1st is also
Traditional May Day.
Labour Day (many countries) - also known as International Workers' Day
Law Day (USA)
Loyalty Day (USA)
Constitution Day (Marshall Islands)
Saint Joseph's Day (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Brieuc (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Theodulf (Catholicism)
Feast of Saint Augustin Shoeffer (Catholicism)
Beltane (traditional Irish or Scottish, Celtic Druid, Wicca)
People born on May 1st are Taurus
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