What Happened on May 21, 1968

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
  • Nuclear-powered sub USS Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
  • Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert
  • USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
  • WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
  • Matthias Ungemach, German rower

Famous Deaths

  • Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71