On This Day for 21st May (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 218 of 218

  • 2001 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 1
  • 2003 An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.
  • 2003 38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith, Martina McBride & Kenny Chesney win
  • 2004 Sherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu's record from the previous year.
  • 2004 Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault
  • 2005 130th Preakness: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 1:55.04
  • 2005 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev
  • 2006 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%.
  • 2006 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • 2007 Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper, is badly damaged by fire in Greenwich, England.
  • 2008 16th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Chelsea (1-1, 6-5 on penalties) at Moscow
  • 2011 136th Preakness: Jesús Castañón aboard Shackleford wins in 1:56.47
  • 2012 120 people are killed and 350 injured by a suicide bomb in Sana'a, Yemen
  • 2012 13 people are killed and 22 people injured after a bus falls 80 metres off a cliff in Albania
  • 2013 Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One
  • 2014 José Mário Vaz is elected President of Guinea-Bissau

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2014 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2014 Thai army declared martial law and closes down several news stations

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 236 of 236

  • 1972 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1972 Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • 1973 Noel Fielding, British comedian
  • 1974 Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)
  • 1974 Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
  • 1975 Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist
  • 1976 Deron Miller, American rock musician
  • 1976 Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
  • 1977 Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
  • 1977 Ricky Williams, American football player
  • 1978 Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978 Jamaal Magloire, Canadian professional basketballer
  • 1978 Adam Gontier, Canadian singer Three Days Grace
  • 1979 Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1979 Gaspard Augé, French musician
  • 1979 James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
  • 1979 Jamie Hepburn, Member of the Scottish Parliament
  • 1979 Scott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter
  • 1980 Chris Raab, American actor
  • 1981 Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1981 Max, German singer
  • 1981 Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player
  • 1982 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1984 Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
  • 1984 Brandon Fields, National Football League punter
  • 1985 Frustaci Septuplets, California, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7
  • 1985 Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player
  • 1985 Kano, British rapper
  • 1985 Mutya Buena, English singer (ex-Sugababes)
  • 1985 Marco Carta, Italian singer
  • 1986 Myra, Mexican-American singer
  • 1987 Ashlie Brillault, American actress
  • 1988 Jonathan Howson, English footballer
  • 1991 Sarah Ramos, American actress
  • 1992 Olivia Olson, American singer and actress
  • 1994 Tom Daley, English diver

Famous Weddings


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Famous Deaths


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