On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2021

Historical Events

  • 147th Kentucky Derby: Medina Spirit gives jockey John Velazquez his fourth Derby win and trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the race
  • India is the first country to record more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day (401,993) [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Al Jamison, American football offensive lineman (AFL All Star 1961, 62; AFL C'ship 1960, 61; Houston Oilers), dies at 83
  • Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American stage and screen, Obie, Oscar, and Golden Globe award-winning actress (Man Equals Man; Moonstruck; Steel Magnolias), dies at 89 [1]
2021 Highlights

About May 1, 2021

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rapstar - Polo G
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X