(Saturday, May 1, 1993) — “Freak Me” by Silk peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the first of two weeks (May 1/8, 1993).
(Saturday, May 1, 1993) — “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” by Sting peaked at #17 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Tab Cola Commercial' (1966)
(Wednesday, May 1, 1963) — The Coca-Cola Co. today began marketing TaB, its first low-calorie beverage.
Video: 'The World at War - Episode 1 - A New Germany' (May Day 1933 at 8:13)
(Monday, May 1, 1933) — The Nazis celebrated its brand-new official Labor Day holiday today with joyful events across Germany, most notably with a giant party on the grounds of Tempelhof airport in Berlin. The next day, however, it abruptly banned the trade unions, as police and Gestapo units raided union offices and confiscated their property.
Video: 'The Battle of Chancellorsville'
(Friday, May 1, 1863, 11:20 a.m. local time; during the Battle of Chancellorsville, part of the American Civil War) — The Battle of Chancellorsville began today in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, near the village of Chancellorsville, pitting Union Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s Army of the Potomac against an army less than half its size, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia (click here for a real time animated map).