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
1972: Ice out, Dublin Lake in Dublin, New Hampshire (home of The Old Farmer's Almanac)
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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 1918: Jack Paar (entertainer)
Born 1946: Joanna Lumley (actress)
Born 1967: Tim McGraw (country singer)
On This Day in History
1885: Electric streetlights installed in Ottawa, Ontario
1950: Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize
1961: Harper Lee won Pulitzer Prize for her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird
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.