Famous People Born On May 1st

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For those born on May 1st, their personalities are ruled by the Sun and Venus. The specific characteristics of those with this date of birth can be the strong will that drives them to be more ambitious than the average bull. Since the Sun holds the control for this day, it tends to bring out the leadership qualities making these Taurus individuals wonderful in positions of power. In times of strife, May 1st natives will be the ones to lead the way to a brighter day with their ambition and nature of authority that comes from deep within. That strength will coincide with the charisma that runs through their bones making them one to be reckoned with.

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YNW Melly
(Rapper and Singer Best Known for His Songs ‘Murder on My Mind’ and ‘Mixed Personalities’)
YNW Melly
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Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Gifford, Florida, United States

YNW Melly is an American rapper whose song Murder on My Mind became a huge hit, especially after Melly was charged with double-murder. In 2019, he pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. If proven guilty, he could face life imprisonment or even capital punishment. Apart from the double-murder charges, he is a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy.

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Tim McGraw
(Country Music Singer - one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Tim McGraw
21
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Start, Louisiana, United States
Three-time Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has released 15 albums, 10 of which have topped the Top Country Albums chart. He also has 25 Hot Country Songs chart-toppers. He has also appeared in movies such as The Blind Side and Tomorrowland and is a minority owner of the Nashville Kats.
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Jamie Dornan
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

One of the most popular model-turned-actors from Northern Ireland, Jamie Dornan was named by Vogue in its list of 25 Biggest Male Models of All Time. He earned international recognition after portraying Sheriff Graham Humbert in Once Upon a Time. Known for his looks and acting skills, Dornan is regarded as one of the greatest film actors of Ireland.

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Glenn Ford
(One of the Most Prominent Actors During Hollywood's Golden Age)
Glenn Ford
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Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: Quebec, Canada
Died: August 30, 2006

Glenn Ford was a Canadian-American actor. One of the most bankable stars of classical Hollywood cinema, Ford remained a crowd-puller throughout the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Five of his movies have been chosen by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry. Off-stage, Glenn Ford was a notorious womanizer and had relationships with several actresses, including Marilyn Monroe.

 5 
Wes Anderson
(Filmmaker Best Known for His Movies 'The Royal Tenenbaums','Moonrise Kingdom' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel')
Wes Anderson
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Wes Anderson’s movies mostly have eccentric narratives. BBC named his films The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel to their list of the greatest films made since 2000. He owns a production company and has won a Silver Bear for the animation film Isle of Dogs.

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Julie Benz
(Actress)
Julie Benz
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

An actress who rose to fame for her role as Darla in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Julie Benz has been in the show business since 1990. She developed a passion for acting as a young girl and proceeded to study acting at New York University. Beginning her career as a TV actress, she soon branched out into films.

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Joanna Lumley
(Actress)
Joanna Lumley
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Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Srinagar

Joanna Lumley is a British actress and prolific activist. In recognition of her work as part of the Gurkha Justice Campaign, Joanna is fondly called as the daughter of Nepal in Nepal. Also known for supporting various other charity organizations and animal welfare groups, Joanna Lumley was appointed an OBE in the 1995 New Year Honours by the queen.

 8 
James Murray
(Comedian, Actor, Author and Producer Known for His TV Series ‘Impractical Jokers’)
James Murray
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York City, New York
Comedian James Murray gained fame as part of the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, with whom he has also appeared in the TruTv series Impractical Jokers. He got married to Jenna Vulcano and got the marriage annulled the night after their honeymoon as part of a stunt on Impractical Jokers
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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1828 - 1830, 1834))
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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Birth Year: 1769
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 14, 1852
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, served as the British prime minister twice. He also served as the governor of Seringapatam and Mysore, and won the Battle of Assaye. He led the Hundred Days War and along with the Prussian army, won the Battle of Waterloo, defeating Napoleon.
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Katya Zamolodchikova
(American Drag Queen Known for Her Stint in 'RuPaul's Drag Race')
Katya Zamolodchikova
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Katya Zamolodchikova is the drag persona of Brian Joseph McCook. Katya is a drag queen, actor, author, and comedian. She has participated in RuPaul's Drag Race on Logo TV and has appeared in the web series UNHhhh. Regarded as one of the most powerful drag queens in America, she was named “Drag Royalty” by The Queerties in 2020.

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Park Hae-Jin
(South Korean Actor)
Park Hae-Jin
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
South Korean actor Park Hae-jin is best known for his roles in series such as Doctor Stranger, Bad Guys, and Man to Man. He has won several honors, such as the KBS, MBC, and APAN Star Awards. An avid philanthropist, he has also donated to causes such as child welfare.
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Anushka Sharma
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India

Indian actress and producer, Anushka Sharma is one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in the country. She was featured by Forbes Asia in their 30 Under 30 list of 2018 and is the recipient of numerous awards. Beginning her career as a model, she soon ventured into acting and made a name for herself within a short while.

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Marilyn Milian
(Judge, TV personality)
Marilyn Milian
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
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Wes Welker
(American Football player)
Wes Welker
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Elizabeth Greene
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Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Ajith Kumar
(Raider, Racing driver, Actor)
Ajith Kumar
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Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Secunderabad
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Una Stubbs
(Actress)
Una Stubbs
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Died: August 12, 2021
 18 
Rita Coolidge
(Musician)
Rita Coolidge
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Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
 19 
James Badge Dale
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Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Dann Florek
(actor, film director, film actor, television actor,)
Dann Florek
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Flat Rock
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Caitlin Stasey
(For her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours)
Caitlin Stasey
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Madeline Brewer
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Pitman, New Jersey, U.S.
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Darius McCrary
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Walnut, California, United States
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Kate Smith
(Singer)
Kate Smith
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Birth Year: 1907
Birthplace: Greenville, Virginia, USA
Died: June 17, 1986
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Jack Paar
(Actor)
Jack Paar
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Birth Year: 1918
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: January 27, 2004
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Ray Parker Jr.
(Musician)
Ray Parker Jr.
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
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Drew Sidora
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role as ‘Chantel’ in the TV Series ‘That's So Raven’)
Drew Sidora
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Drew Sidora is an American singer who has contributed to the original soundtrack for films like Step Up and Three Can Play That Game. Also an actress, Sidora has played important roles in TV series and films, including VH1's biographical movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, in which she played singer-songwriter of TLC fame, Tionne Watkins.

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Scott Carpenter
(American Aviator and Astronaut Who was the Second American to Orbit the Earth)
Scott Carpenter
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Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Boulder
Died: October 10, 2013

Scott Carpenter was an American aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, naval officer, aquanaut, and astronaut. He achieved popularity in 1959, when he became one of the seven astronauts chosen for NASA's Project Mercury. Scott Carpenter was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. In 1981, he was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame.

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Charlie Schlatter
(Actor, Voice Artist)
Charlie Schlatter
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
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Calamity Jane
(American scout)
Calamity Jane
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Birth Year: 1852
Birthplace: Princeton, Missouri
Died: August 1, 1903

Martha Jane Cannary, better known by her nickname Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman. Her friendship with Wild Bill Hickok and her habit of wearing men's attire made her a popular fictional character in literature, plays, games, films, and TV series. She has been portrayed by actresses like Jean Arthur, Frances Farmer, Marin Sais, and Yvonne De Carlo among others.

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Abby Huntsman
(Journalist, TV Presenter)
Abby Huntsman
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Daughter of Jon Huntsman Jr., former governor of Utah, Abby Huntsman is an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist who rose to fame with her shows on MSNBC and NBC News. She has also co-hosted Fox & Friends Weekend and The View. She was listed on Forbes 30 under 30, too.

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Little Walter
(Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter)
Little Walter
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Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Marksville
Died: February 15, 1968
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Chad Mendes
(American Professional Boxer and Former Mixed Martial Artist)
Chad Mendes
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Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Hanford, California, United States
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J. Allen Hynek
(Astronomer, Ufologist)
J. Allen Hynek
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Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 27, 1986

When the American government, baffled by unexplained sightings of flying objects, assigned J. Allen Hynek the task of solving the mystery, Hynek was sceptical. However, he later became the first person to scientifically analyze such sightings. He also established the "Close Encounter" classification system to study UFOs.

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Joseph Heller
(Best Known for His Novel "Catch-22.")
Joseph Heller
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Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Coney Island, New York, United States
Died: December 12, 1999
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Bailey Chase
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Jesuit Priest who Co-developed the Concept of Noosphere & was Part of the Discovery of Peking Man)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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Birth Year: 1881
Birthplace: Orcines, France
Died: April 10, 1955

French paleontologist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is remembered as someone who deviated from theology to science. He discovered the fossilized remains known as the Peking man in China, but faced a lot of opposition from his religious superiors when it came to publishing his scientific thoughts.

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Joseph Addison
(Essayist & Poet)
Joseph Addison
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Birth Year: 1672
Birthplace: Milston, United Kingdom
Died: June 17, 1719
Best known for his articles in the iconic 18th-century periodicals The Tatler and The Spectator, English essayist Joseph Addison had a lifelong collaboration with Richard Steele. Educated at Oxford, he excelled in Latin and classics. A prominent Whig, he mostly wrote on the social and cultural trends of his time.
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Victoria Monet
(Singer-songwriter)
Victoria Monet
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia, U.S.
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Mary Harris Jones
(Irish-born American Schoolteacher and Activist)
Mary Harris Jones
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Birth Year: 1830
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1930

After losing her husband and children in a yellow fever epidemic and her dress shop in the great Chicago fire, schoolteacher and dressmaker Mary Harris Jones became an activist, earning the nickname Mother Jones. A prominent unionist for coal miners and other workers, she also co-founded the Social Democratic Party.

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Santiago Ramón y Cajal
(Father of Modern Neuroscience)
Santiago Ramón y Cajal
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Birth Year: 1852
Birthplace: Petilla de Aragón, Navarre, Spain
Died: October 18, 1934

While he apprenticed as a cobbler and a barber in childhood, Santiago Ramón y Cajal later took up medicine inspired by his father, a professor of anatomy. Cajal’s study of the microscopic structure of the human brain later formed the basis of neuroscience and earned him a Nobel Prize.

 42 
Art Fleming
(Television host, Actor who hosted the first version of the television game show Jeopardy!, which aired on NBC from 1964 until 1975)
Art Fleming
1
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 25, 1995
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Kerry Bishé
(Known for Her Role as ‘Donna Clark’ in the TV Series ‘Halt and Catch Fire’)
Kerry Bishé
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: New Zealand

Kerry Bishé is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Donna Clark in the period drama TV series, Halt and Catch Fire. After being born in New Zealand, Kerry Bishé moved to the United States, where she established herself in the entertainment industry, appearing in films like Argo, for which she received the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Miles Sanders
(Football player)
Miles Sanders
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Curtis Martin
(American Football Players)
Curtis Martin
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
 46 
Tana French
(American-Irish Writer Best Known for Her Novels: ‘In the Woods’, ‘The Likeness’ and ‘Faithful Place’)
Tana French
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States

Tana French is an American-Irish theatrical actress and writer. She is best known for her first novel, In the Woods, which received several prestigious awards, such as the Edgar Allan Poe Award, Macavity Award, Anthony Award, and Barry Award. Over the years, Tana French has become an important name among fiction readers across the world.

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William Nylander
(Ice hockey player)
William Nylander
1
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Stephen Macht
2
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Dan O'Herlihy
0
Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
Died: February 17, 2005
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John Meillon
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Mosman, Australia
Died: August 11, 1989

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 1

Personality
Taurus individuals born on the first day of May hold a strong creative nature that can feel as if it is controlling to other individuals, while in reality this sign brings out the great inner strength that can be the master of any situation. However, that forceful personality can lead to many difficulties when dealing with others who long to be the leader of the pack. While these individuals strive to be the ‘boss’ of most circumstances, their strong drive can overpower others and cause them to be hyper-critical of those around them. Keeping those parts of their personality under control will be the one driving force in this May 1st born Taurus’ life.

Health
As a strong person, people born on this date will experience health that is most generally very good simply because their controlling nature keeps their lives simple. Adopting routines that include proper diet and exercise will work well in their favor when coupled with an active life style. That life should consist of activities that promote a stress-free existence which will prevent countless illnesses and ailments that are caused by stress. While working on keeping stress from their lives these Taurus individuals should pay close attention to foods that will help to control their weight which is a weak point in their lives.

Finance
Taurus people born on May 1st will have the controlling tendency to seek out employment or careers that are in a higher financial bracket. Since these individuals are driven by the desire to control any situation including the desire to control their money, having a steady financial stability will play huge role in their credit worthy world.

Career
Just as their ambition works to motivate their finances this Taurus should look toward the job market that will take advantage of their strong and almost overpowering charisma. Long days are not a problem for this driven personality and professions that require perseverance are perfect for them

Relationships, Marriage & Children
This Taurus is one that shows extreme charismatic charm and can be extremely romantic when matters of the heart are involved, that generosity of nature makes them a perfect candidate for love. Humor comes naturally as breathing and brings many potential companions into their lives. However, that charisma and charm can also lead to impulsive behavior when this Taurus is still young so looking for a mate that can help to guide him/her in the correct path will be a must. For May 1st natives, their perfect partner will generally be someone who shares their love of life and possesses intense loyalty.

Lucky Colors: Copper and Gold
Lucky Numbers: 1, 10, 19, 28, 37, 46, 55, 64, 73 and 82.
Lucky Days (of the week): Sunday, Monday and Thursday
Lucky Days (of the month): 5th, 14th and 23rd