What Happened on May 21, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


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Francois Mitterrand becomes president of France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA

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Reggae musician Bob Marley receives a Jamaican state funeral

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player
  • Maximilian [Max] Mutzke, German singer

Famous Deaths

  • Patsy O'Hara, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
  • Raymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
  • Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies