May 1: Day of the Week
May 1, 2019 was the 121st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1786Opening night of the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna, Austria.
- 1863American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
- 1900The Scofield mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
- 1927The first cooked meals on a scheduled flight are introduced on an Imperial Airways flight from London to Paris.
- 1941World War II: German forces launch a major attack on Tobruk.
- 1946The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
- 1974The Argentine terrorist organization Montoneros is expulsed from Plaza de Mayo by president Juan Perón.
- 1982Operation Black Buck: The Royal Air Force attacks the Argentine Air Force during Falklands War.
- 2007the Los Angeles May Day mêlée occurs, in which the Los Angeles Police Department’s response to a May Day pro-immigration rally become a matter of controversy.
Who were born on May 1?
- 1764Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English born American architect (d. 1820)
- 1872Harry Leon Wilson, American novelist (d. 1939)
- 1885Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor, painter (d. 1973)
- 1917John Beradino, American actor and baseball player (d. 1996)
- 1930Richard Riordan, American politician, former mayor of Los Angeles
- 1934Shirley Horn, American jazz singer and pianist (d. 2005)
- 1939Victor Davies, Canadian composer
- 1951Sally Mann, American photographer
- 1955Martin O'Donnell, American composer
- 1967Tim McGraw, American musician
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