DateNameLocation / Topic
Wednesday, May 1
Feast of St Joseph the Worker Feast of St Joseph the Worker
Wednesday, May 1
Worker\'s Day Worker\'s Day
Wednesday, May 1
Labor Day / May Day Labor Day / May Day
Wednesday, May 1
Unity Day Unity Day
Wednesday, May 1
Loyalty Day Loyalty Day
Wednesday, May 1
Labor Day Labor Day
Wednesday, May 1
Labor Day
Wednesday, May 1
Maharashtra Day Maharashtra Day
Wednesday, May 1
National Mother Goose Day National Mother Goose Day
Wednesday, May 1
National Chocolate Parfait Day National Chocolate Parfait Day
Wednesday, May 1
Law Day Law Day
Wednesday, May 1
School Principals’ Day School Principals’ Day
Wednesday, May 1
Silver Star Service Banner Day Silver Star Service Banner Day
Wednesday, May 1
Agriculture and Labor Day Agriculture and Labor Day
Wednesday, May 1
Workers' Day Workers' Day
Wednesday, May 1
Lei Day
United States (Hawaii)
Lei Day
Wednesday, May 1
May Day May Day
Wednesday, May 1
Constitution Day Constitution Day
Wednesday, May 1
Worker's Day Worker's Day
Wednesday, May 1
Spring and Labor Day Spring and Labor Day
Wednesday, May 1
Matsu's Birthday Matsu's Birthday
Wednesday, May 1
Labor and Solidarity Day Labor and Solidarity Day
Wednesday, May 1
Constituent Assembly Convocation Day Constituent Assembly Convocation Day
Wednesday, May 1
Labor day Labor day
Wednesday, May 1
May 1st May 1st
Wednesday, May 1
Sturge-Weber Syndrome Awareness Sturge-Weber Syndrome Awareness
Wednesday, May 1
National Hamburger Month National Hamburger Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Executive Coaching Day National Executive Coaching Day
Wednesday, May 1
National Purebred Dog Day National Purebred Dog Day
Wednesday, May 1
Global Love Day Global Love Day
Wednesday, May 1
Lupus Awareness Month Lupus Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Blood Pressure Education Month National Blood Pressure Education Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Asparagus Month National Asparagus Month
Wednesday, May 1
Skin Cancer Awareness Month Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Inventor’s Month National Inventor’s Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Photography Month National Photography Month
Wednesday, May 1
International Drum Month International Drum Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Bike Month National Bike Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Deck Safety Month National Deck Safety Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Military Appreciation Month National Military Appreciation Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Moving Month National Moving Month
Wednesday, May 1
Celiac Disease Awareness Month Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Get Caught Reading Month National Get Caught Reading Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Stroke Awareness Month National Stroke Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Mental Health Awareness Month National Mental Health Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Brain Cancer And Brain Tumor Awareness Month National Brain Cancer And Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Gardening Week National Gardening Week
Wednesday, May 1
Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day Therapeutic Massage Awareness Day
Wednesday, May 1
National Egg Month National Egg Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Salsa Month National Salsa Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Salad Month National Salad Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Barbecue Month National Barbecue Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Strawberry Month National Strawberry Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 1
Correct Your Posture Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Chamber Music Month National Chamber Music Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Mediterranean Diet Month National Mediterranean Diet Month
Wednesday, May 1
Older Americans Month Older Americans Month
Wednesday, May 1
Better Speech And Language Month Better Speech And Language Month
Wednesday, May 1
National Foster Care Month National Foster Care Month

Historical Events on May 1

  • 1759: The Wedgwood Pottery Co. is founded by Josiah Wedgwood in Great Britain.
  • 1776: Adam Weishaupt establishes the Illuminati in Upper Bavaria.
  • 1778: The Battle of Crooked Billet starts during the American Revolution in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
  • 1840: The first official adhesive stamp – the Penny Black – is issued in the U.K.
  • 1844: The Hong Kong Police Force is established on this day. It would be the first modern police force in Asia and the second modern police force in the world.
  • 1862: The capture of New Orleans is completed by the Union Army during the American Civil War.
  • 1863: During the American Civil War, the Battle of Chancellorsville starts.
  • 1866: The Memphis Race Riots start on this day. Almost 50 black and 2 white are killed during the incident. Reports of the atrocities would help the 14th Amendment to the U.S Constitution get passed.
  • 1875: After burning down in 1873, the Alexandra Palace reopens on this date.
  • 1930: Pluto is officially given its name on this day.
  • 1931: In New York City, the Empire State Building is dedicated.
  • 1941: German forces attack Tobruk during World War II.
  • 1944: In retailiation for General Franz Krech being killed by partisans in Malaoi, German soldiers shoot 200 Communist prisoners at Kaisariani.
  • 1945: The Soviet Flag is raised over the Reich Chancellery during World War II.
  • 1945: After having killed their children by inserting cyanide pills into their mouths, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda Goebbels commit suicide in the Reich Garden.
  • 1945: In the wake of the Soviet advance in Demmin in Germany, approximately twenty-five hundred people die in a mass suicide.

Famous Birthdays on May 1

  • Irish-English 1st Duke of Wellington and Prime Minister of the U.K., Arthur Wellesley is born in 1769.
  • Irish poet and author, James Clarence Mangan is born in 1803.
  • American frontierswoman and scout, Calamity Jane is born in 1852.
  • Spanish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate, Santiago Ramon y Cajal is born in 1852.
  • American actress Julie Benz is born in 1972.
  • American actor James Badge Dale is born in 1978.
  • American NHL hockey player, David Backes is born in 1984.