1 May It Happened Today
1700 Death of English poet John Dryden.
1873 Death of Scottish explorer David Livingstone.
1931 US president Herbert Hoover officially opens the 102 storey Empire State Building.
1967 Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu.
1994 Formula One driver Ayrton Senna is killed in a race accident in San Marino.
1997 Tony Blair is elected UK Prime Minister.