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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
- 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.
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?
- 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
- 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.
- 1942 – World 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.