What Happened on May 1, 2006

Historical Events

  • The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.

Famous Deaths

  • Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
2006 Highlights

About May 1, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India), May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad Day - Daniel Powter
  • UK #1 Song: Crazy - Gnarls Barkley