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)
The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
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.
The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
The Philippine peso is introduced into circulation.
The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
The first Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer is held at the University of Toronto, Canada.
The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
Formation of the western Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
Who were born on May 1?
Joseph Addison, English politician and writer (d. 1719)
Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
Dan O'Herlihy, Irish film actor (d. 2005)
Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
Yasmina Reza, French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter
Steve Cauthen, American jockey
Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
Jan Heylen, Belgian racing driver
Alain Bernard, French swimmer
Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player
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