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21st of May 0293 EVENT Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy.
21st of May 0878 EVENT Syracuse, Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
21st of May 0879 EVENT Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state.
21st of May 0996 EVENT Sixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
21st of May 1502 EVENT The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese explorer Joao da Nova.
21st of May 1554 EVENT A royal Charter is granted to Derby School in Derby, England.
21st of May 1674 EVENT The nobility elect John Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
21st of May 1725 EVENT The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by Empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
21st of May 1758 EVENT Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
21st of May 1809 EVENT The first day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling between the Austrian army led by Archduke Charles and the French army led by Napoleon I of France sees the French attack across the Danube held.
21st of May 1851 EVENT Slavery is abolished in Colombia, South America.
21st of May 1856 EVENT Lawrence, Kansas is captured and burned by pro-slavery forces.
21st of May 1863 EVENT Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
21st of May 1863 EVENT American Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson : Union forces begin to lay siege to the Confederate-controlled Port Hudson, Louisiana.
21st of May 1864 EVENT Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated the Circassian Day of Mourning.
21st of May 1871 EVENT Opening of the first rack railway in Europe, the Rigi-Bahnen on Mount Rigi.
21st of May 1871 EVENT French troops invade the Paris Commune and engage its residents in street fighting. By the close of "Bloody Week" some 20,000 communards have been killed and 38,000 arrested.
21st of May 1879 EVENT War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.
21st of May 1881 EVENT The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
21st of May 1894 EVENT The Manchester Ship Canal in England is officially opened by Queen Victoria, who knights its designer Sir Edward Leader Williams.
21st of May 1904 EVENT The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.
21st of May 1911 EVENT Mexican President Porfirio Diaz and the revolutionary Francisco Madero sign the Treaty of Ciudad Juarez to put an end to the fighting between the forces of both men, and thus concluding the initial phase of the Mexican Revolution.
21st of May 1917 EVENT The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is established through Royal Charter to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military forces.
21st of May 1917 EVENT The Great Atlanta fire of 1917.
21st of May 1924 EVENT University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a "thrill killing".
21st of May 1927 EVENT Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
21st of May 1932 EVENT Bad weather forces Amelia Earhart to land in a pasture in Derry, Northern Ireland, and she thereby becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
21st of May 1934 EVENT Oskaloosa, Iowa, becomes the first municipality in the United States to fingerprint all of its citizens.
21st of May 1936 EVENT Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals.
21st of May 1937 EVENT A Soviet station becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean.
21st of May 1939 EVENT The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa.
21st of May 1946 EVENT Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated in a criticality incident during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
21st of May 1951 EVENT The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition : a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively known as the New York School.
21st of May 1958 EVENT United Kingdom Postmaster General Ernest Marples announces that from December, subscriber trunk dialling will be introduced in the Bristol area.
21st of May 1961 EVENT American civil rights movement: Alabama Governor John Malcolm Patterson declares martial law in an attempt to restore order after race riots break out.
21st of May 1966 EVENT The Ulster Volunteer Force declares war on the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland.
21st of May 1969 EVENT Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, known as Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.
21st of May 1972 EVENT Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal, the mentally disturbed Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth.
21st of May 1979 EVENT White Night riots in San Francisco following the manslaughter conviction of Dan White for the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.
21st of May 1981 EVENT Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O'Hara die on hunger strike in Maze prison.
21st of May 1982 EVENT Falklands War: British amphibious assault during Operation Sutton lead to the Battle of San Carlos.
21st of May 1990 EVENT Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to merge into the Republic of Yemen.
21st of May 1991 EVENT Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
21st of May 1991 EVENT Mengistu Haile Mariam, president of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, flees Ethiopia, effectively bringing the Ethiopian Civil War to an end.
21st of May 1994 EVENT The Democratic Republic of Yemen unsuccessful attempts to secede from Republic of Yemen; a war breaks out.
21st of May 1996 EVENT The MV Bukoba sinks in Tanzanian waters on Lake Victoria, killing nearly 1,000.
21st of May 1996 EVENT The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.
21st of May 1998 EVENT In Miami, Florida, five abortion clinics are hit by a butyric acid attacker.
21st of May 2001 EVENT French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
21st of May 2003 EVENT An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.
21st of May 2005 EVENT The tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure.
21st of May 2006 EVENT The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
21st of May 1471 BIRTHDAY Albrecht Durer, German painter (d. 1528)
21st of May 1527 BIRTHDAY King Philip II of Spain (d. 1598)
21st of May 1653 BIRTHDAY Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria (d. 1697)
21st of May 1664 BIRTHDAY Giulio Alberoni, Italian cardinal (d. 1754)
21st of May 1688 BIRTHDAY Alexander Pope, English poet (d. 1744)
21st of May 1755 BIRTHDAY Alfred Moore, American judge (d. 1810)
21st of May 1763 BIRTHDAY Joseph Fouche, French statesman (d. 1820)
21st of May 1775 BIRTHDAY Lucien Bonaparte, French politician, soldier and academic (d. 1840)
21st of May 1780 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Fry, British social reformer (d. 1845)
21st of May 1792 BIRTHDAY Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (d. 1843)
21st of May 1827 BIRTHDAY William P. Sprague, American politician (d. 1899)
21st of May 1832 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
21st of May 1835 BIRTHDAY Frantisek Chvostek, Moravian physician (d. 1884)
21st of May 1843 BIRTHDAY Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician (d. 1914)
21st of May 1844 BIRTHDAY Henri Rousseau, French artist (d. 1910)
21st of May 1850 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian vulcanologist (d. 1914)
21st of May 1851 BIRTHDAY Leon Bourgeois, French statesman, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1925)
21st of May 1853 BIRTHDAY Jacques Marie Eugene Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
21st of May 1856 BIRTHDAY Jose Batlle y Ordonez, Uruguayan politician (d. 1929)
21st of May 1860 BIRTHDAY Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist; Nobel laureate (d. 1927)
21st of May 1863 BIRTHDAY Archduke Eugen of Austria, Austrian field marshal (d. 1954)
21st of May 1864 BIRTHDAY Princess Stephanie of Belgium (d. 1945)
21st of May 1873 BIRTHDAY Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (d. 1941)
21st of May 1878 BIRTHDAY Glenn Curtiss, American aviation engineer (d. 1930)
21st of May 1880 BIRTHDAY Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
21st of May 1884 BIRTHDAY Manuel Perez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
21st of May 1885 BIRTHDAY Sophie of Schonburg-Waldenburg, wife of William, Prince of Albania (d. 1936)
21st of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Armand Hammer, American businessman and physician (d. 1990)
21st of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Charles Leon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and jurist (d. 1967)
21st of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Manfred Aschner, German-born Israeli microbiologist (d. 1989)
21st of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Horace Heidt, American band leader (d. 1986)
21st of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist and playwright (d. 1992)
21st of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Sam Jaffe, American film producer (d. 2000)
21st of May 1902 BIRTHDAY Earl Averill, American baseball player (d. 1983)
21st of May 1902 BIRTHDAY Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
21st of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Manly Wade Wellman, American writer (d. 1986)
21st of May 1904 BIRTHDAY Robert Montgomery, American actor (d. 1981)
21st of May 1904 BIRTHDAY Fats Waller, American pianist (d. 1943)
21st of May 1907 BIRTHDAY John C. Allen, American roller coaster designer (d. 1979)
21st of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Francois-Albert Angers, Quebec economist (d. 2003)
21st of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Monty Stratton, American baseball player (d. 1982)
21st of May 1912 BIRTHDAY John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
21st of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Akiva Vroman, Dutch-born Israeli geologist (d. 1989)
21st of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
21st of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Harold Robbins, American novelist (d. 1997)
21st of May 1916 BIRTHDAY Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
21st of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Raymond Burr, Canadian actor (d. 1993)
21st of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Dennis Day, American singer and comedian (d. 1988)
21st of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Anthony Steel, British actor (d. 2001)
21st of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Forrest White, American musical instruments industry executive (d. 1994)
21st of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist (d. 1989)
21st of May 1921 BIRTHDAY A.S. Douglas, British computer scientist (d. 2010)
21st of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
21st of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Ara Parseghian, American football coach
21st of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Vernon Biever, American photographer (d. 2010)
21st of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Peggy Cass, American actress (d. 1999)
21st of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Robert Creeley, American poet (d. 2005)
21st of May 1928 BIRTHDAY Tom Donahue, American disc jockey (d. 1975)
21st of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Alice Drummond, American actress
21st of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician
21st of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Maurice Andre, French trumpeter
21st of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Yevgeni Minaev, Soviet weightlifter (d. 1993)
21st of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate
21st of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Gunter Blobel, German biologist, Nobel laureate
21st of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboist, composer and conductor
21st of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Martin Carthy, English folk singer and guitarist
21st of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Ronald Isley, American singer (The Isley Brothers)
21st of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Bobby Cox, American baseball manager and former player
21st of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Danny Ongais, American race car driver
21st of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Hilton Valentine, British guitarist (The Animals)
21st of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Marcie Blane, American singer
21st of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Mary Robinson, President of Ireland
21st of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Ernst Messerschmid, German astronaut
21st of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
21st of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Bill Champlin, American singer
21st of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Leo Sayer, English singer and songwriter
21st of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Al Franken, American comedian and politician, junior senator of Minnesota
21st of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Mr. T, American actor
21st of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Marc Ribot, American guitarist and composer
21st of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Paul Barber, British field hockey player
21st of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Stan Lynch, American drummer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
21st of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Nadine Dorries, British Conservative politician
21st of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts announcer
21st of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Judge Reinhold, American actor
21st of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Renee Soutendijk, Dutch actress
21st of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Jefery Levy, American television director
21st of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director
21st of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Toobin, American writer and political analyst
21st of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
21st of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer
21st of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Mohanlal, Indian actor
21st of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Salnikov, Russian swimmer
21st of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Richard Caputo, American Author
21st of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Richard Appel, American writer
21st of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Kevin Shields, American-born Irish vocalist and guitarist (My Bloody Valentine)
21st of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Danny Bailey, English footballer
21st of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Danny Lee Clark, American football player
21st of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Nancy Benoit, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
21st of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Carolyn Lawrence, American actress
21st of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2007)
21st of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Lisa Edelstein, American actress
21st of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Blake Schwarzenbach, American musician (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil)
21st of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
21st of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Matthias Ungemach, German rower
21st of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
21st of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
21st of May 1969 BIRTHDAY George LeMieux, American politician
21st of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Georgiy R. Gongadze, Ukrainian/Georgian journalist
21st of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Carl Veart, Australian soccer player
21st of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Dorsey Levens, American football player
21st of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
21st of May 1972 BIRTHDAY The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (d. 1997)
21st of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Alesha Oreskovich, American model
21st of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Noel Fielding, British comedian
21st of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
21st of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Fairuza Balk, American actress
21st of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist (Lostprophets)
21st of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Deron Miller, American singer, guitarist and songwriter (CKY)
21st of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Aditi Gowitrikar, Indian model, actress and physician
21st of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
21st of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
21st of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Ricky Williams, American football player
21st of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Michael Fuss, German footballer
21st of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Adam Gontier, Canadian singer (Three Days Grace)
21st of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Jamaal Magloire, Canadian basketball player
21st of May 1979 BIRTHDAY James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
21st of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Damian Ariel Alvarez, Argentinian footballer
21st of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Gaspard Auge, French DJ
21st of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Briana Banks, German-American pornographic actress and model
21st of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Jamie Hepburn, Scottish politician
21st of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Scott Smith, American mixed martial arts fighter
21st of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Chris Raab, American television personality
21st of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Edson Buddle, American footballer
21st of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Maximilian Mutzke, German singer and drummer
21st of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
21st of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Brian Klemm, American guitarist and vocalist (Suburban Legends)
21st of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Veloso, Brazilian footballer
21st of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Brandon Fields, American football player
21st of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Sara Goller, German beach volleyball player
21st of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Lorena Ayala, Dutch/Spanish model
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Marco Carta, Italian singer
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Mark Cavendish, Manx cyclist
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Mutya Buena, English singer (Sugababes)
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Kano, British rapper
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Isa Guha, English cricketer
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Marie McCray, American adult actress
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Alexander Dale Oen, Norwegian swimmer
21st of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Andrew Miller, American baseball player
21st of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Mario Mandzukic, Croatian footballer
21st of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Alexander Noyes, American drummer (Honor Society)
21st of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Myra, American singer
21st of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Howson, English footballer
21st of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Park Gyuri, Korean singer/actress/disc jockey
21st of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Sarah Ramos, American actress
21st of May 1992 BIRTHDAY Hutch Dano, American actor
21st of May 1992 BIRTHDAY Olivia Olson, American singer and actress
21st of May 1994 BIRTHDAY Tom Daley, English diver and Olympian
21st of May 0987 DEATH King Louis V of France (Born 967)
21st of May 1254 DEATH King Conrad IV of Germany (Born 1228)
21st of May 1481 DEATH King Christian I of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (Born 1426)
21st of May 1512 DEATH Pandolfo Petrucci, ruler of Siena (Born 1452)
21st of May 1524 DEATH Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier (Born 1443)
21st of May 1542 DEATH Hernando de Soto, Spanish explorer (Born 1496 or 1497)
21st of May 1607 DEATH John Rainolds, English scholar (Born 1549)
21st of May 1639 DEATH Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian (Born 1568)
21st of May 1647 DEATH Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch poet (Born 1581)
21st of May 1650 DEATH James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, Scottish royalist (Born 1612)
21st of May 1664 DEATH Elizabeth Poole, English-born Puritan settler and founder of Taunton, Massachusetts (Born 1588)
21st of May 1670 DEATH Niccolo Zucchi, Italian astronomer (Born 1586)
21st of May 1686 DEATH Otto von Guericke, German scientist (Born 1602)
21st of May 1690 DEATH John Eliot, English Puritan missionary (Born 1604)
21st of May 1719 DEATH Pierre Poiret, French mystic (Born 1646)
21st of May 1724 DEATH Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer, English statesman (Born 1661)
21st of May 1742 DEATH Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (Born 1664)
21st of May 1771 DEATH Christopher Smart, English poet (Born 1722)
21st of May 1786 DEATH Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Swedish chemist (Born 1742)
21st of May 1790 DEATH Thomas Warton, English poet (Born 1728)
21st of May 1844 DEATH Giuseppe Baini, Italian composer (Born 1775)
21st of May 1862 DEATH John Drew, Irish-born American actor (Born 1827)
21st of May 1879 DEATH Arturo Prat, Chilean naval officer (Born 1848)
21st of May 1894 DEATH August Kundt, German physicist (Born 1839)
21st of May 1894 DEATH Emile Henry, French anarchist (Born 1872)
21st of May 1895 DEATH Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Born 1819)
21st of May 1911 DEATH Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (Born 1857)
21st of May 1915 DEATH Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (Born 1875)
21st of May 1919 DEATH Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (Born 1853)
21st of May 1920 DEATH Venustiano Carranza, 54th President of Mexico (Born 1859)
21st of May 1929 DEATH Archibald Primrose, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1847)
21st of May 1935 DEATH Jane Addams, American social worker, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (Born 1860)
21st of May 1949 DEATH Klaus Mann, German writer (Born 1906)
21st of May 1952 DEATH John Garfield, American actor (Born 1913)
21st of May 1956 DEATH Harry Bensley, English rake and adventurer (Born 1877)
21st of May 1957 DEATH Alexander Vertinsky, Russian poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor (Born 1889)
21st of May 1964 DEATH James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1882)
21st of May 1965 DEATH Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (Born 1882)
21st of May 1970 DEATH E. L. Grant Watson, English biologist and writer (Born 1885)
21st of May 1973 DEATH Vaughn Monroe, American baritone singer, trumpeter and big band leader (Born 1911)
21st of May 1981 DEATH Patsy O'Hara, Irish hunger striker (Born 1957)
21st of May 1981 DEATH Raymond McCreesh, Irish hunger striker (Born 1957)
21st of May 1983 DEATH Kenneth Clark, English art historian (Born 1903)
21st of May 1984 DEATH Ann Little, American actress (Born 1891)
21st of May 1988 DEATH Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (Born 1900)
21st of May 1991 DEATH Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (Born 1944)
21st of May 1991 DEATH Lino Brocka, Filipino movie Director (Born 1939)
21st of May 1995 DEATH Les Aspin, American politician (Born 1938)
21st of May 1996 DEATH Paul Delph, American singer, songwriter and producer (Born 1957)
21st of May 1996 DEATH Lash LaRue, American actor (Born 1917)
21st of May 1999 DEATH Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (Born 1979)
21st of May 2000 DEATH Sir John Gielgud, British actor (Born 1904)
21st of May 2000 DEATH Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (Born 1956)
21st of May 2000 DEATH Barbara Cartland, English author (Born 1901)
21st of May 2002 DEATH Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor, painter and filmmaker (Born 1930)
21st of May 2003 DEATH Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentine-Italian racing driver and car manufacturer (Born 1928)
21st of May 2003 DEATH Frank D. White, American politician (Born 1933)
21st of May 2005 DEATH Howard Morris, American comic actor and director (Born 1919)
21st of May 2006 DEATH Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Born 1931)
21st of May 2006 DEATH Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (Born 1987)
21st of May 2006 DEATH Billy Walker, American singer (Born 1929)
21st of May 2006 DEATH Katherine Dunham, American dancer (Born 1909)