On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Abbott, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)

Famous Deaths

  • J├ínos Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, dies at 68