On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Cooper, English heavyweight boxer (famous defeat to Muhammad Ali 1966), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), dies at 90