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Monday May 1, 2023

May 1: Day of the Week

May 1, 2023 is the 121st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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.

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May 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1786
    Opening night of the opera The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1885
    The original Chicago Board of Trade Building opened for business.
  • 1901
    The Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York.
  • 1940
    The 1940 Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war.
  • 1946
    The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy.
  • 1948
    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) is established, with Kim Il-sung as leader.
  • 1961
    The Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro, proclaims Cuba a socialist nation and abolishes elections.
  • 1974
    The Argentine terrorist organization Montoneros is expulsed from Plaza de Mayo by president Juan Perón.
  • 1982
    The 1982 World’s Fair opens in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • 1987
    Pope John Paul II beatifies Edith Stein, a Jewish-born Carmelite nun who was gassed in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.

Who were born on May 1?

  • 1585
    Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)
  • 1738
    King Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (d. 1819)
  • 1829
    Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, English Pre-Raphaelite painter (d. 1904)
  • 1913
    Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (d. 1980)
  • 1919
    Lewis Hill, American pacifist and founder of Pacifica Radio (d. 1957)
  • 1929
    Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    Little Walter, American blues singer (d. 1968)
  • 1955
    Martin O'Donnell, American composer
  • 1975
    Alexey Smertin, Russian footballer
  • 1976
    Darius McCrary, American actor

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