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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, 2022
- Batman Day.
- Beltane Day.
- Bladder Cancer Awareness Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Bombshell’s Day – May 1, 2021 (First Saturday in May).
- Childhood Stroke Awareness Day – May 1, 2022.
- Couple Appreciation Day.
- CSS Reboot Day.
- Executive Coaching Day.
- Free Comic Book Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Frequent Flyer Day.
- Global Love Day.
- International Doodle Dog Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- International Drone Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Law Day.
The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? –Pablo Casals
- International Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day.
- International Worker’s Day.
- Join Hands Day: Youth and Adults Volunteering Together – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Learn to Ride a Bike Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Lei Day – (U.S. State of Hawaii).
- Loyalty Day.
Loyalty to the country always. Also, Loyalty to the government, when it deserves it.- Mark Twain.
- Law Day.
- Mariachi Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- May Day.
- Mother Goose Day.
- National Auctioneers Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- National Chocolate Parfait Day.
- Save the Rhino Day.
- National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday of May).
- National Fitness Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- School Principals’ Day.
- National Herb Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May) and also April 24, 2022.
- National Homebrew Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Worthy Wage Day.
- National Play Outside Day – May 1, 2022 – (First Saturday in EVERY Month).
- National Purebred Dog Day.
- New Homeowners Day.
- National Scrapbooking Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Orthodox Holy Saturday – May 1, 2022.
- Pilates Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Start Seeing Monarchs Day – May 1, 2022 (First Saturday in May).
- Therapeutic Massage Awareness 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.
- 1990 – Scooter Gennett, American baseball player.
- 1991 – Marcus Stroman, American baseball player.
- 1987 –
- Marcus Drum, Australian footballer.
- Jerome Dyson, 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.
- 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.
- 2015 – Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (b. 1930).
- 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).
- 1989 – Sally Kirkland, American journalist (b. 1912).
- 1978 – Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1903).
- 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.