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Birthdays: May 1

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for May 1

1954: Polebridge, Montana, had a temperature of -5 degrees F

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

Birthday Lore for May 1

You are strong-willed, energetic, impulsive, and a good planner with a fine executive ability. You are blessed with a vivid personality. You love intensely. In love, your path has its ups and downs, but you will find a great happiness.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1916: Glenn Ford (actor)

Born 1946: Joanna Lumley (actress)

Born 1997: Ariel Gade (actress)

On This Day in History

1931: The Empire State Building was dedicated in New York City

1885: Electric streetlights installed in Ottawa, Ontario

1950: Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize

Signs of the Zodiac

TAURUS (April 21-May 20)

The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!

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