May 1: Day of the Week
May 1, 2018 was the 121st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1751The first cricket match is played in America.
- 1759Josiah Wedgwood founds the Wedgwood pottery company in Great Britain.
- 1846The few remaining Mormons left in Nauvoo, Illinois, formally dedicate the Nauvoo Temple.
- 1851Queen Victoria opens the Great Exhibition in London.
- 1852The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
- 1930The dwarf planet Pluto is officially named.
- 1946The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
- 1970Protests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.
- 1990The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the status of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church of the Philippines.
- 2009Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
Who were born on May 1?
- 1585Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)
- 1825George Inness, American painter (d. 1894)
- 1852Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)
- 1862Marcel Prévost, French author and dramatist (d. 1941)
- 1901Sterling Allen Brown, American professor, poet and literary critic (d. 1989)
- 1946Joanna Lumley, English actress
- 1954Ray Parker Jr., American singer and songwriter
- 1966Olaf Thon, German football player
- 1968Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
- 1976Darius McCrary, American actor
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