Wednesday 1 May 2019 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days
, Career Holidays (Recognition Holidays)
, Environmental Dates
, Pet and Animal Holidays
, South Africa
, Worldwide Holidays
, Children’s Days
, Father’s Days
, Food holidays
, Health Calendar
, Unusual Holidays
Holidays and observances
- Asian Heritage Month (Canada)
- CSS Reboot Day
- Children's Health Day in the USA
- EU Accession Day in Poland
- Earliest day on which National Day of Prayer can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Thursday in May. (United States)
- Earliest day on which World Asthma Day can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Tuesday in May. (International)
- Executive Coaching Day
- Father's Day in Israel (יום האב)
- Global Love Day
- Gujarat Day in India (commemoration of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat following the foundation of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti)
- International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day
- International Workers' Day or Labour Day (International), and its related observances: - Earliest day on which Labour Day can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of May. (Barbados, Dominica)
- International Workers' Day or Labour Day (International), and its related observances: - Law Day (United States), formerly intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labour Day. (United States)
- International Workers' Day or Labour Day (International), and its related observances: - Loyalty Day, formerly intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labour Day. (United States)
- Labour Day in Botswana
- Lei Day (Hawaii) - Each island in Hawaii has a special flower that represents that specific island, a holiday celebrated around the wearing and production of leis.
- Lei Day (the event started in 1927 at the bank of Hawaii)
- Loya Jirga Gathering Holiday (Kabul, Afghanistan)
- Majówka (is a spring festival celebrated throughout Europe)
- May Day (beginning of Summer) observances in the Northern hemisphere (see April 30): - Earliest day on which Beltane can fall, while May 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in May. (Ireland, Scotland)
- Mother Goose Day (The term "Mother Goose" dates back to the 1650's)
- National Chocolate Parfait Day in USA
- National Purebred Dog Day in USA
- National Secretary's Day in Australia
- New Home Owners Day
- Offentlig høytidsdag in Norway (Public holiday)
- Save the Rhino Day
- School Principals' Day (if you don’t have a good principal, you won’t have a good school)
- Vision Health Month in Canada (also Ankylosing Spondylitis; Awareness Month; Bladder Cancer Awareness Month; Brain Tumour Awareness Month; Celiac Awareness Month; Hemochromatosis Awareness Month; Hypertension Awareness Month; National Physiotherapy Month)
- 2002 – OpenOffice.org released version 1.0, the first stable version of the software.
- 1990 – The former Philippine Episcopal Church (supervised by the Episcopal Church of the United States of America) is granted full autonomy and raised to the status of an Autocephalous Anglican Province and renamed the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.
- 1989 – Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- 1978 – Japan's Naomi Uemura, travelling by dog sled, becomes the first person to reach the North Pole alone.
- 1970 – Protests erupt following the announcement by Richard Nixon that American and South Vietnamese forces would attack Vietnamese communists in a Cambodian Campaign.
- 1956 – A doctor in Japan reports an "epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system", marking the official discovery of Minamata disease.
- 1950 – Guam is organized as a United States commonwealth.
- 1927 – The Union Labor Life Insurance Company is founded by the American Federation of Labor.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1898 – Spanish–American War: Battle of Manila Bay: The United States Navy destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first major battle of the war.
- 1894 – Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, arrives in Washington, D.C.
- 1886 – Rallies are held throughout the United States demanding the eight-hour work day, culminating in the Haymarket affair in Chicago, in commemoration of which May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day in many countries.
- 1884 – Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.
- 1884 – Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
- 1866 – The Memphis Race Riots begin. In three days time, 46 blacks and two whites were killed. Reports of the atrocities influenced passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- 1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville begins.
- 1862 – American Civil War: The Union Army completes its capture of New Orleans.
- 1844 – Hong Kong Police Force, the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established.
- 1840 – The Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, is issued in the United Kingdom.
- 1786 – In Vienna, Austria, Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time.
- 1778 – American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
- 2003 – Lizzy Greene, American actress
- 1992 – Bradley Roby, American football player
- 1990 – Scooter Gennett, American baseball player
- 1987 – Amir Johnson, American basketball player
- 1984 – David Backes, American ice hockey player
- 1984 – Patrick Eaves, American ice hockey player
- 1983 – Human Tornado, American wrestler
- 1981 – Wes Welker, American football player
- 1980 – Jay Reatard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
- 1978 – James Badge Dale, American actor
- 1975 – Austin Croshere, American basketball player and sportscaster
- 1972 – Julie Benz, American actress
- 1971 – Ethan Albright, American football player
- 1969 – Billy Owens, American basketball player
- 1969 – Wes Anderson, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1968 – D'arcy Wretzky, American bass player and singer (Smashing Pumpkins)
- 1967 – Tim McGraw, American singer-songwriter and actor
- 1962 – Ted Sundquist, American football player, coach, and manager
- 1961 – Marilyn Milian, American judge
- 1960 – Steve Cauthen, American jockey and sportscaster
- 1956 – Phil Foglio, American illustrator
- 1955 – Martin O'Donnell, American composer
- 1955 – Ray Searage, American baseball player and coach
- 1954 – Joel Rosenberg, Canadian-American author and activist (d. 2011)
- 1954 – Ray Parker, Jr., American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1953 – Glen Ballard, American songwriter and producer
- 1951 – Sally Mann, American photographer
- 1950 – Dann Florek, American actor and director
- 1949 – Paul Teutul, Sr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers
- 1948 – Patricia Hill Collins, American sociologist and scholar
- 1947 – Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)
- 1945 – Carson Whitsett, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (d. 2007)
- 1945 – Rita Coolidge, American singer-songwriter
- 1939 – Judy Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1934 – Shirley Horn, American singer and pianist (d. 2005)
- 1930 – Little Walter Jacobs, American blues harp player and singer (d. 1968)
- 1930 – Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (d. 2011)
- 1928 – Sonny James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
- 1926 – Peter Lax, Hungarian-American mathematician and academic
- 1925 – Chuck Bednarik, American lieutenant and football player (d. 2015)
- 1925 – Scott Carpenter, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2013)
- 1924 – Evelyn Boyd Granville, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic
- 1924 – Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
- 1923 – Joseph Heller, American novelist, short story writer, and playwright (d. 1999)
- 1919 – Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (d. 2005)
- 1918 – Jack Paar, American comedian, author and talk show host (d. 2004)
- 1917 – John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (d. 1996)
- 1916 – Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2006)
- 1913 – Louis Nye, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1910 – J. Allen Hynek, American astronomer and ufologist (d. 1986)
- 1910 – Raya Dunayevskaya, Ukrainian-American philosopher and activist (d. 1987)
- 1908 – Morris Kline, American mathematician and academic (d. 1992)
- 1907 – Hayes Alvis, American bassist (d. 1972)
- 1907 – Kate Smith, American singer and actress (d. 1986)
- 1905 – Henry Koster, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1988)
- 1901 – Heinz Eric Roemheld, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
- 1901 – Sterling Allen Brown, American poet, academic, and critic (d. 1989)
- 1896 – J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
- 1896 – Mark W. Clark, American general (d. 1984)
- 1891 – Lillian Estelle Fisher, American historian of Spanish America (d. 1988)
- 1885 – Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor and painter (d. 1973)
- 1875 – Dave Hall, American runner (d. 1972)
- 1874 – Romaine Brooks, American-French painter and illustrator (d. 1970)
- 1864 – Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)
- 1855 – Cecilia Beaux, American painter and academic (d. 1942)
- 1853 – Jacob Mikhailovich Gordin, Jewish Ukrainian-American journalist, actor, and playwright (d. 1909)
- 1852 – Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman and professional scout (d. 1903)
- 1847 – Henry Demarest Lloyd, American journalist and politician (d. 1903)
- 1825 – George Inness, American painter and educator (d. 1894)
- 1764 – Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)
- 1751 – Judith Sargent Murray, American poet and playwright (d. 1820)
- 1594 – John Haynes, English-American politician, 1st Governor of the Colony of Connecticut (d. 1653)
- 1579 – Wolphert Gerretse, Dutch-American farmer, co-founded New Netherland (d. 1662)
- 2015 – Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (b. 1930)
- 2014 – Radhia Cousot, Tunisian-American computer scientist and academic (b. 1947)
- 2013 – Chris Kelly, American rapper (b. 1978)
- 2010 – Helen Wagner, American actress (b. 1918)
- 2005 – Kenneth Clark, American psychologist and academic (b. 1914)
- 2003 – Miss Elizabeth, American wrestler and manager (b. 1960)
- 2000 – Steve Reeves, American bodybuilder and actor (b. 1926)
- 1998 – Eldridge Cleaver, American author and activist (b. 1935)
- 1995 – Antonio Salemme, Italian-American painter (b. 1892)
- 1991 – Richard Thorpe, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
- 1990 – Sergio Franchi, Italian-American tenor and actor (b. 1926)
- 1989 – Sally Kirkland, American journalist (b. 1912)
- 1986 – Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and producer (b. 1916)
- 1976 – T. R. M. Howard, American surgeon and activist (b. 1908)
- 1968 – Jack Adams, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1895)
- 1965 – Spike Jones, American singer and bandleader (b. 1911)
- 1960 – Charles Holden, English architect, designed the Bristol Central Library (b. 1875)
- 1956 – LeRoy Samse, American pole vaulter (b. 1883)
- 1953 – Everett Shinn, American painter and illustrator (b. 1876)
- 1943 – Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian religious leader, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)
- 1913 – John Barclay Armstrong, American lieutenant (b. 1850)
- 1856 – John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (b. 1774)
- 1738 – Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English politician, First Lord of the Treasury (b. 1669)