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Saturday May 1, 2021

May 1: Day of the Week

May 1, 2021 is the 121st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

May 2021
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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)

  • 305
    Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
  • 1776
    Establishment of the Illuminati in Ingolstadt (Upper Bavaria), by Jesuit-taught Adam Weishaupt.
  • 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.
  • 1893
    The World’s Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago.
  • 1900
    The Scofield mine disaster kills over 200 men in Scofield, Utah in what is to date the fifth-worst mining accident in United States history.
  • 1925
    The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
  • 1931
    The Empire State Building is dedicated in New York City.
  • 1994
    Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.
  • 2011
    Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

Who were born on May 1?

  • 1585
    Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)
  • 1824
    Alexander William Williamson, English chemist (d. 1904)
  • 1829
    Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, English Pre-Raphaelite painter (d. 1904)
  • 1872
    Harry Leon Wilson, American novelist (d. 1939)
  • 1923
    Joseph Heller, American novelist (d. 1999)
  • 1951
    Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • 1968
    D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1975
    Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1980
    Jan Heylen, Belgian racing driver
  • 1985
    Drew Sidora, American actress

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