On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1909

Historical Events

  • Netherlands begins unity with Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Ethel Jane Cain, British telephonist and original UK Speaking Clock voice, born in England (d. 1996)
  • George Melachrino, English composer, born in London (d. 1965)
  • Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, born in Monemvasia (d. 1990)
1909 Highlights

About May 1, 1909

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus