What Happened on May 1, 2020

Historical Events

  • Armed protesters against stay-at-home-orders gather at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, as Governor Gretchen Whitmer reinstates State of Emergency

Historic Event

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of assault-style weapons in response to recent Nova Scotia shooting

  • Prison riot leaves more than 40 dead and many injured at Los Llanos jail, near Guanare city, Venezuela

Historic Event

Tweets by Elon Musk saying Tesla's share price is too high wipe $14 billion off the carmaker's value


Famous Deaths

  • Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), dies from liver cancer at 60
  • Georgios Zaimis, Greek sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1960), dies at 82
  • Matt Keough, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1978; AL Comeback Player of the Year 1980; Oakland A's), dies at 64
2020 Highlights

About May 1, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
  • UK #1 Song: Times Like These - BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Allstars