May 1 Edition Go Back
Today in the World Countries
- Constitution Day is being celebrated in Marshall Islands
- Early May Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man, Isle Of Man
- International Labor Day is being celebrated in Vietnam
- International Worker's Day is being celebrated in Indonesia
- International Workers' Day is being celebrated in Mozambique
- Kazakhstan's People Solidarity Holiday is being celebrated in Kazakhstan
- Labor and Agricultural Day is being celebrated in Haiti
- Labor Day is being celebrated in China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Philippines, Romania, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine
- Labor Day / May Day is being celebrated in Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya
- Labor Day / Worker's Day is being celebrated in Argentina
- Labour and Solidarity Day is being celebrated in Turkey
- Labour Day is being celebrated in Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dr Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Polynesia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Somalia, South Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Wallis And Futuna, Yemen, Zambia
- May Bank Holiday is being celebrated in Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey
- May Day is being celebrated in Barbados, Czech Republic, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Libya, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Sweden
- May Day (NT) is being celebrated in Australia
- May Day (Vappu) is being celebrated in Finland
- Saint Joseph the Worker is being celebrated in Vatican City
- Spring and Labor Day is being celebrated in Russia
- Spring Day is being celebrated in Estonia
- Workers Day is being celebrated in South Africa
- Workers' Day is being celebrated in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malta, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Today in Astrology
- People born on this day are Taurus as their zodiac sign.
Today in History
On this day in 2022
- First of two sets of human remains revealed by receding Lake Mead, US's largest reservoir, near Las Vegas likely linked to mob activity in the 1970s and 80s.
- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Adolf Hitler "had Jewish blood" in interview on Italian TV, prompting outrage from Israel.
- US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads surprise congressional delegation to Ukraine to met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
- Ivica Osim, Soccer Player.
- Charles Siebert, American television actor (One Day at A Time; Trapper John, M.D. - "Stanley"), and director, who died at 84.
- TV SERIES
- I Love That for You: Season 1 is released.
Childhood cancer survivor Joanna Gold (Vanessa Bayer) seeks to become a home shopping channel host in this semi-autobiographical comedy series co-created by Bayer and Jeremy Beiler.
- Ridley Road: Season 1 is released.
Vivien Epstein (Agnes O'Casey) moves to London in 1962 to find her ex-boyfriend Jack Morris (Tom Varey) and soon finds herself involved in spying on the National Socialist Movement in this four-part drama series based on the novel by Jo Bloom.[Premiered originally in the UK on BBC One on 3 Oct 2021 and in the US on PBS on 1 May 2022]
On this day in 2021
- 147th Kentucky Derby: Medina Spirit gives jockey John Velazquez his fourth Derby win and trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the race.
- India is the first country to record more than 400,000 new COVID-19 pandemic cases in one day (401,993).
- Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American stage and screen, Obie, Oscar, and Golden Globe award-winning actress (Man Equals Man; Moonstruck; Steel Magnolias), who died at 89.
- Al Jamison, American football offensive lineman (AFL All Star 1961,62; AFL C'ship 1960,61; Houston Oilers), who died at 83.
On this day in 2020
- Armed protesters against stay-at-home-orders gather at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, as Governor Gretchen Whitmer reinstates State of Emergency.
- Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of assault-style weapons in response to recent Nova Scotia shooting.
- Tweets by Elon Musk saying Tesla's share price is too high wipe $14 billion off the carmaker's value.
- Prison riot leaves more than 40 dead and many injured at Los Llanos jail, near Guanare city, Venezuela.
- Ella Rose Mann, Family Member, born in United States.
- Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), who died from liver cancer at 60.
- Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; Oakland A's), who died at 64.
- Georgios Zaimis, Greek sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1960), who died at 82.
- Do You Wonder About Me? was released by Diet Cig.
The second full-length release for the New York indie rock duo was produced by Christopher Daly.
- Hirudin was released by Austra.
The fourth full-length release for Katie Stelmanis' music project features contributions from Cecile Believe, c_RL, Rodaidh McDonald, and Joseph Shabason.
- I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep was released by Ghostpoet.
The fifth full-length release for the British artist features guest appearances from Art School Girlfriend, Katie Dove Dixon, Skinny Girl Diet's Delilah Holiday, and SaraSara.
- Making a Door Less Open was released by Car Seat Headrest.
The first release in four years for the band led by Will Toledo was recorded over two sessions and is said to "contain elements of EDM, hip hop, futurism, doo-wop, soul, and of course rock and roll."
- Alphabetland was released by X.
The Los Angeles punk band returns with its first album in 35 years featuring the original lineup of D. J. Bonebrake, Exenne Cervenka, John Doe, and Billy Zoom.
- Shall We Go on Sinning So That Grace May Increase? was released by The Soft Pink Truth.
The latest release for Drew Daniel project features vocals from Angel Deradoorian, Jana Hunter and Colin Self.
- The Mother Stone was released by Caleb Landry Jones.
The actor known for his work in Twin Peaks: The Return, Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, releases his debut full-length album produced by Nic Jodoin.
- What's New, Tomboy? was released by Damien Jurado.
The latest full-length release for the singer-songwriter from Seattle was self-produced.
- The Half of It - TV-14 is released.
A shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student finds herself helping the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find connection in the most unlikely of places.
- The Infiltrators - Not Rated is released.
The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break, ’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, The Infiltrators tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language. [Oscilloscope]
- Tesnota (Closeness) - Not Rated is released.
1998, Nalchik, the North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered. In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving the police is out of the question. How will the family raise the money to save David? Ilana and her parents, each in their own way, will go as far as necessary, whatever the risks to themselves.
- The Wretched - NR is released.
Following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father’s new girlfriend. Ben’s problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben’s suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch’s reign of terror. [IFC Midnight]
- Our Mothers - Not Rated is released.
Guatemala,2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working for the Forensic Foundation; his job is to identify the missing. One day, while hearing the account of an old woman, he thinks he has found a lead that might guide him to his father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war. Against his mother's wishes, he flings himself body and soul into the case, looking for truth and resilience.
- All Day and a Night - R is released.
A young man who committed a homicide deals with the repercussions of his action,
- Bull - Not Rated is released.
After trashing her neighbor's house in a fit of youthful defiance,14-year-old Kris (Amber Havard) seems destined to follow in her mother's footsteps to the state penitentiary. To make amends, she is forced to help Abe Turner (Rob Morgan), an ex-bull rider scraping by on the Texas rodeo circuit, with errands at home and at his work. While traveling with Abe, she discovers a passion for bull riding. Yet, as Kris sets out to learn the dangerous sport, bad influences lure her back into delinquent ways. Meanwhile, Abe struggles with the aches and pains of growing older and aging out of the only life he has ever known. Together, Kris and Abe forge an unexpected connection, helping each other see new possibilities and hope for the future before it’s too late.
- Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Not Rated is released.
Based on the international bestseller by economist Thomas Piketty, this documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future. [Kino Lorber]
- Deerskin - NR is released.
A recent divorcee (Jean Dujardin) becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.
- Liberté - Not Rated is released.
Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection of authority and all moral boundaries. What begins as an evening of strategizing on the proliferation of libertinage, descends into a Sadean night of pansexual one-upmanship.
- TV SERIES
- Hollywood: Season 1 is released.
Ryan Murphy's limited series for Netflix is set during the "Golden Age"of Hollywood.
- Betty: Season 1 is released.
Janay (Dede Lovelace), Honeybear (Moonbear), Kirt (Nina Moran), Indigo (Ajani Russell), and Camille (Rachelle Vinberg) are a group of young women skateboarders living in New York City and dealing with the male-dominated world of skateboarding in this series based on Crystal Moselle's 2018 film, Skate Kitchen.
- Trying: Season 1 is released.
Jason (Rafe Spall) and Nikki (Esther Smith) want to have children but are unable to in this British comedy written by Andy Wolton.
- Upload: Season 1 is released.
After a near fatal accident, app developer Nathan (Robbie Amell) is uploaded into a virtual afterlife called Lakeside by his girlfriend Ingrid in this sci-fi comedy created and written by Greg Daniels.
On this day in 2019
- US Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee defending his handling of the Mueller Report.
- Two-time South African Olympic champion runner Caster Semenya loses appeal against proposed rules to limit her testosterone levels; medically reducing levels the only way to continue competition.
- UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson fired over leaking information about Huawei deal from a UK National Security Council meeting by Theresa May.
- Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn marries for the fourth time to Suthida Tidjai, deputy head of his bodyguard, days before his coronation.
- 26th Billboard Music Awards: Drake wins 12; Arian Grande, Ella Mai, and Luke Combs win.
- Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions in London.
- Argentine forward Lionel Messi scores twice for his 600th goal for FC Barcelona in a 3-0 home win over Liverpool in a Champions League semi final.
- Evidence revealed that early humans from ancient Denisovan species lived at high altitudes in Tibet 160,000 years ago.
- Naruhito officially succeeds his father Akihito as the Emperor of Japan after the latter abdicated due to ill health.
- New York City officially names a street Sesame Street at the intersection of West 63rd Street and Broadway in honor of the show's 50th anniversary.
- Actress Sophie Turner at the age of 23 and singer Joe Jonas at the age of 29 are married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas.
- Arvi Parbo, Entrepreneur.
- Knock Down the House - PG is released.
A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.
On this day in 2018
- Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah becomes the first African to be named England Football Writers'Footballer of the Year..
- Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website.
- Violent May Day protests in Paris by far-left Black Blocs group result in 200 arrests.
- Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price on alcohol.
- Robert B. Kennedy, American politician (Massachusetts House of Representatives,1975–1979), who died at 78.
- Peter Temple-Morris, Baron Temple-Morris, British politician and life peer (MP for Leominster,1974–2001), who died at 80.
- Phil Gowan, American historian (RMS Titanic), who died of cancer at 65.
- Raymond D. Dzendzel, American politician (Michigan House of Representatives,1955–1958; Senate,1959–1970), who died at 96.
- Reg Gadney, British author, who died at 77.
- Sun Yueh, Chinese-born Taiwanese actor (Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing), who died of sepsis at 87.
- Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist and teacher, who died at 89.
- Wanda Wilkomirska, Violinist.
- Carl W. Duckworth, American politician (Utah House of Representatives,1955–1958), who died of bone cancer at 53.
- Chuck Missler, American evangelist and author, who died at 83.
- Dennis Claridge, American football quarterback (NFL C'ship 1965, Green Bay Packers; Atlantic Falcons), who died at 76 from bladder cancer.
- Elmar Altvater, German political scientist, who died at 79.
- Ashok Mitra, Indian economist and politician, who died at 90.
- Bob Woffinden, British journalist and author, who died of mesothelioma at 89.
- Andrés Reyes [Universo 2000], Mexican pro wrestler (3 x CMLL World Heavyweight Championship), who died from a heart attack at 55.
- Max Berrú, Ecuadorian-Chilean musician, who died at 74.
- Ninalee Craig, American-born Canadian teacher and photograph subject, who died at 90 of complications from lung cancer.
- Javier Aller, Spanish actor (The Biggest Robbery Never Told), who died at 46 of complications from diabetes.
- John "Jabo" Starks, American drummer (James Brown, The J.B.'s), who died at 79.
On this day in 2017
- Billy Corgan agrees to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
- World Snooker Championship: Briton Mark Selby defends title beating John Higgins 18-15, at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
- World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Mark Selby defends title beating John Higgins of Scotland,18-15; his third world crown.
- Stan Weston, American toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, who died at 84.
- Sam Mele, American MLB outfielder/manager (Minnesota Twins record 102 wins 1965), who died at 95.
- Mike Lowry, American politician (Rep-D-WA,1979-89, Governor of Washington 1993-97), who died at 78.
- Janet Pilgrim, American early playmate model for Playboy (July 1955, Dec 1955, Oct 1956), who died at 82.
On this day in 2016
- Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins at the age of 39 weds "Homeland" star Rupert Friend at the age of 34 in a magical hobbit-y compost shed.
- TV SERIES
- Penny Dreadful: Season 3 is released.
Wes Studi and Patti LuPone as Dr. Seward join the cast for the third season of the horror series.
On this day in 2015
- Expo 2015 opens in Milan (thru till 31st October).
- Dan Farley, American racing journalist (President National Turf Writer's Association), who died at 72.
- (Alexander) "Bobby" Kok, Boer-British classical and session cellist (BBC Symphony; George Harrison - "When We Was Fab"), who died at 89.
- Maria Elena Velasco, TV Actress.
- Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), who died at 85.
- Geoff Duke, English motorcycle racer (world 500cc champion 1951,1953-55), who died at 92.
- Pete Brown, American golfer (first African-American to win on PGA Tour, Waco 1964), who died at 80.
- Ride - R is released.
A mother (Helen Hunt) travels cross-country to California to be with her son (Brenton Thwaites) after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.
- Welcome to Me - R is released.
What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets.
- Gerontophilia - Not Rated is released.
18-year-old Lake (Pier-Gabriel Lajoie) discovers he has an unusual attraction for the elderly. Fate lands him a job at an assisted-living facility where he develops an intimate relationship with Mr. Peabody (Walter Borden). Upon discovering that the clients are being over-medicated to make them more manageable, Lake weans Mr. Peabody off his medication and helps him escape, resulting in a road trip that deepens their bond. [Strand Releasing]
- Hyena - Not Rated is released.
Michael (Peter Ferdinando) is a ruthless undercover cop targeting London's most violent drug traffickers. He and his team aren't above taking their cut from the criminals they're charged with investigating — but when he's threatened with exposure, he's forced to rapidly shift his loyalties and sell out his allies in order to stay alive. [Tribeca Film]
- Marie's Story - Not Rated is released.
At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love. [Film Movement]
- Maya the Bee Movie - G is released.
Maya is a little bee with a big heart. While most bees believe that other insects should be feared, Maya can’t help but make friends with Flip the violin-playing grasshopper, Kurt the dung beetle and even Sting, a young hornet. This group of “fearsome” friends causes some bees to avoid Maya. But when the Queen’s royal jelly is stolen, it will take Maya and all of her bug buddies to figure out who did it and how to save the day!
- Avengers: Age of Ultron - PG-13 is released.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. [Marvel Studios]
- Days of Grace - Not Rated is released.
Set in Mexico City during three consecutive World Cup tournaments, three lives impacted by abduction intersect. Lupe, an idealistic cop, is tasked to investigate a crime ring and finds that justice has no value when a human life has a price. When Susana’s businessman-husband Arturo is taken, she must go outside the law to fight for his release. And Iguana is conflicted as he dreams of becoming a boxer even as he is drawn into a lifestyle that finds him guarding kidnap Victim X and facing down a criminal mastermind.
- Far From Men - Not Rated is released.
A reclusive ex-soldier (Viggo Mortensen) is thrown into the woes of rebellion when he's ordered to escort a villager accused of murder to prison during the Algerian War. As their journey leads them through a deadly firefight between settlers and rebels, the two men on opposite sides of the conflict must join forces to survive. [Tribeca Film]
- Far from the Madding Crowd - PG-13 is released.
Independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. Thomas Hardy's timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. [Fox Searchlight]
On this day in 2014
- Hundreds march through Nigerian capital calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Islamic militants, Boko Haram, who oppose Western education.
- Omer Sevgi, Instagram Star, born in Turkey.
- Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican footballer and soccer coach (Honduras; Copa Centroamericana 2011), who died of skin cancer at 63.
- Juan de Dios Castillo, Mexican soccer coach (Honduras, Copa Centroamericana 2011), who died of skin cancer at 63.
- Juan Formell, Bassist.
- Assaf Dayan, Israeli actor (He Walked Through the Fields), who died at 68.
- Farmland - Not Rated is released.
Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. "Farmland"takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their twenties, all of whom are now responsible for running their farming business. Learn about their high- risk/high reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, yet continues to evolve.
On this day in 2013
- A digital camera is created that can mimic insect compound eyes.
- Insurgents kill 6 people in Pattani, Thailand.
- 15 people are killed by multiple bomb attacks across Iraq.
- 16 people are killed in a flash flood in Saudi Arabia.
- Chris Kelly, Rapper.
- Post Tenebras Lux - Not Rated is released.
An urban family moves to the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart.
- The Source Family - Not Rated is released.
The Source Family were the darlings of the Sunset Strip until their communal living, outsider ideals and spiritual leader, Father Yod's 13 wives became an issue with local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise.
- TV SERIES
- Family Tools: Season 1 is released.
Jack (Kyle Bornheimer) returns home to take over the family business, Mr. Jiffy Fix, after his father (J. K. Simmons) has a heart attack.
- Manhunt (2013) is released.
The documentary directed by Greg Barker and based on a book by journalist Peter Bergen, explores the nearly 20-year hunt for Osama bin Laden by the CIA with interviews with the analysts and operatives.