How Many Days Until May 1, 2021- Fun Facts, Holidays, Events

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How Many Days Until May 1, 2021

More About May 1

May 1 is the 121st day of the year and 122nd in leap years in the Gregorian calendar. 244 days remain until the end of the year.

Fun Facts about May

  • May is the 3rd and last month of the season of spring.
  • The UK celebrates May as the National Smile Month.
  • The last week of May is celebrated as Library and Information Week.
  • May is devoted to the Virgin Mary in the Catholic Church.
  • The birthstone of May, the emerald, symbolizes success and love.
  • May in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to November in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There is an interesting poem that says “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day”.
  • Old English called the May “month of three milkings” referring to a time when the cows could be milked three times a day.
  • The Indianapolis 500 car race is held each year during this month.
  • The Kentucky Derby, who is the world’s most famous horse race, is held on the second Saturday of this month.
  • School Principals’ Day on May 1
  • May 2 is World Tuna Day.
  • Root Canal Awareness Week on May 4
  • No Socks Day celebrated on May 8
  • 14 May is a Dance Like a Chicken Day.
  • May 28 – Slugs Return from Capistrano Day.

May” in Other Languages

  • Spanish – mayo
  • Latin – Maius
  • Italian – maggio
  • Chinese (Mandarin) – wuyuè
  • Danish – maj French – mai

Historical Names

  • Roman: Maius
  • Saxon: Thrimilci
  • Germanic: Wonne-mond

Holidays and Observances

Daily Holidays that Fall on May 1, 2021

  • Batman Day
  • Beltane Day
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Bombshell’s Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Childhood Stroke Awareness Day – May 1, 2021
  • Couple Appreciation Day
  • CSS Reboot Day
  • Executive Coaching Day
  • Free Comic Book Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Frequent Flyer Day
  • Global Love Day
  • International Doodle Dog Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • International Drone Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • International Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day
  • International Worker’s Day
  • Join Hands Day: Youth and Adults Volunteering Together – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Day
  • Kentucky Derby – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Law Day
  • Learn to Ride a Bike Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Lei Day – (U.S. State of Hawaii)
  • Loyalty Day
  • Law Day
  • Mariachi Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • May Day
  • Mother Goose Day
  • National Auctioneers Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday of May)
  • National Fitness Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Herb Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May) and also April 24, 2021
  • National Homebrew Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Play Outside Day – May 1, 2021 – (First Saturday in EVERY Month)
  • National Purebred Dog Day
  • National Scrapbooking Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • New Homeowners Day
  • Orthodox Holy Saturday – May 1, 2021
  • Phone in Sick Day
  • Pilates Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Save the Rhino Day
  • School Principals’ Day
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day
  • Start Seeing Monarchs Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day
  • World Beer Pong Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May)
  • Worthy Wage Day

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) of the Month May are:

  • The Lily of the Valley – Humility, Chastity and Sweetness.
  • Hawthorn

Famous Weddings and Divorces on MAy

  • 2009 – Amanda Beard, Olympic swimmer gold medalist, marries photographer Sacha Brown.
  • 1999 – Emily Erwin, singer of the Dixie Chicks marries Charlie Robinson, singer and songwriter.
  • 1991 – Robert Duvall, American actor marries Sharon Brophy.
  • 1978 – Bianca Jagger files for divorce from Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.
  • 1967 – Elvis Presley marries actress Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Celebrities Who was born and Died on May 1?

Births

  • 2004 – Charli D’Amelio, American social media influencer and dancer
  • 1992 – Bradley Roby, American football player
  • 1992 – Trevor Philp, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1990 – Scooter Gennett, American baseball player
  • 1991 – Marcus Stroman, American baseball player
  • 1987
    • Marcus Drum, Australian footballer
    • Jerome Dyson, American basketball player
    • Amir Johnson, American basketball player
    • Ryan Mathews, American football player
  • 1986 – Cassie Jaye, American actress and film director
  • 1984
    • Patrick Eaves, American ice hockey player
    • Farah Fath, American actress
    • David Backes, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Katya Zamolodchikova, American drag queen
  • 1981 – Wes Welker, American football player
  • 1978 – James Badge Dale, American actor
  • 1978 – Michael Russell, American tennis player
  • 1975 – Austin Croshere, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Curtis Martin, American football player

Deaths

  • 2015 – Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2014 – Assi Dayan, Israeli actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and coach (b. 1951)
  • 2013 – Chris Kelly, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2013 – Pierre Pleimelding, French footballer and manager (b. 1952)
  • 2010 – Helen Wagner, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – Kenneth Clark, American psychologist and academic (b. 1914)
  • 2003 – Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler and manager (b. 1960)
  • 1997 – Fernand Dumont, Canadian sociologist, philosopher, and poet (b. 1927)
  • 1998 – Eldridge Cleaver, American author and activist (b. 1935)
  • 2000 – Steve Reeves, American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
  • 1989 – Patrice Tardif, Canadian farmer and politician (b. 1904)
  • 1990 – Sergio Franchi, Italian-American tenor and actor (b. 1926)
  • 1991 – Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
  • 1986 – Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and producer (b. 1916)
  • 1988 – Ben Lexcen, Australian sailor and architect (b. 1936)
  • 1989 – Sally Kirkland, American journalist (b. 1912)
  • 1978 – Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1903)
  • 1982 – William Primrose, Scottish viola player and educator (b. 1903)
  • 1984 – Jüri Lossmann, Estonian-Swedish runner (b. 1891)
  • 1985 – Denise Robins, English journalist and author (b. 1897)
  • 1986 – Hylda Baker, English comedian, actress and music hall performer (b. 1905)

Historical Events On May 1

  • 2019 – Naxalite attack in Gadchiroli district of India: Sixteen army soldiers, killed in an IED blast. Naxals targeted an anti-Naxal operations team.
  • 2003 – U.S.A. George W. Bush announces major combat in Iraq is over
  • 1931 : The Empire State Building in New York Officially opens.
  • 1942World War II The Fighting Forces:
    • United Nations Total Fighting Men and Women 12 – 18 million
    • Axis Powers Total Fighting Men and Women 12 – 14 million
  • 1999 – The dead body of George Mallory (British climber) is found on Mount Everest, 75 years after his disappearance in 1924.
  • 1898 Spanish–American War (Battle of Manila Bay):
    • The Asiatic Squadron of the United States Navy destroys the Pacific Squadron of the Spanish Navy after a seven-hour battle.
    • Spain loses their all seven of its ships, and 381 sailors die. But there are no American vessel losses or combat deaths.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Union Army completes its capture of New Orleans.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
  • 1778 – American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

Source: Wikipedia

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