Wednesday May 1, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 1: Day of the Week

May 1, 2024 is the 122nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

May 1 Historical Event(s)

880
The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
1794
War of the Pyrenees: The Battle of Boulou ends, in which French forces defeat the Spanish and regain nearly all the land they lost to Spain in 1793.
1840
The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
1852
The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
1901
The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
1925
The first Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is held at the University of Toronto, Canada.
1927
The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
1960
Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
2006
The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
2009
Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.

Who were born on May 1?

1672
Joseph Addison, English politician and writer (d. 1719)
1912
Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
1919
Dan O'Herlihy, Irish film actor (d. 2005)
1951
Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
1959
Yasmina Reza, French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter
1960
Steve Cauthen, American jockey
1979
Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
1980
Jan Heylen, Belgian racing driver
1983
Alain Bernard, French swimmer
1987
Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player

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