On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2019

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Evidence revealed that early humans from ancient Denisovan species lived at high altitudes in Tibet 160,000 years ago

Historic Event

Naruhito officially succeeds his father Akihito as the Emperor of Japan after the latter abdicated due to ill health

Emperor of Japan Naruhito
Emperor of Japan
Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
  • 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
  • Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn marries for the fourth time to Suthida Tidjai, deputy head of his bodyguard, days before his coronation
  • 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
  • US Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, defending his handling of the Mueller Report

Historic Event

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions in London

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Sophie Turner (23) and singer Joe Jonas (29) are married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas
2019 Highlights

About May 1, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

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