What Happened on May 1, 2011

Historical Events

Beatification

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

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Cooper, English boxer (British, European, C'wealth heavyweight champion; famous defeats to Muhammad Ali 1963, 66), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), dies at 90
2011 Highlights

About May 1, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 11 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: E.T. - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
  • UK #1 Song: Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao/Lauren Bennett/Goonrock