May 1: Day of the Week
May 1, 2021 was the 121st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 880The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
- 1753Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
- 1785Kamehameha I, the king of Hawaii, defeats Kalanikupule and establishes the Kingdom of Hawaii.
- 1844Hong Kong Police Force, the world’s second, Asia’s first modern police force is established.
- 1869The Folies Bergère opens in Paris.
- 1893The World’s Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.
- 1944200 Communist prisoners are shot by the Germans at Kaisariani in Athens as reprisals for the killing of General Franz Krech by partisans at Molaoi
- 1945The Yugoslav partisans free Trieste.
- 1946The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
- 1995Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
Who were born on May 1?
- 1672Joseph Addison, English politician and writer (d. 1719)
- 1855Cecilia Beaux, American painter (d. 1942)
- 1907Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
- 1924Art Fleming, American game show host (d. 1995)
- 1951Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
- 1962Ted Sundquist, General Manager of the Denver Broncos
- 1984Farah Fath, American actress
- 1984Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese musician (NEWS)
- 1984Mark Seaby, Australian Rules footballer
- 1986Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer
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