On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • German airforce occupies airport at Maleme, Crete
  • Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
  • SS Robin Moor becomes the first US ship sunk by a U-boat during World War II

Famous Birthdays

  • Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
  • Martin Carthy, English musician
  • Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio