On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35
  • 113th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Weird Al Yankovic's "Fat" (a parody of Micheal Jackson's "Bad") hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Howson, English footballer, born in Morley, England

Famous Weddings

  • American actress Jane Powell weds American "Our Gang" actor and publicist Dickie Moore

Famous Deaths

  • Bruno Frei [Benedikt Freistadt], Austrian Marxist journalist, dies at 91
  • Dino Conte Grandi, Italian Fascist politician and delegate to league of nations (1925-32), dies at 92
  • Sammy Davis Sr., American vaudeville dancer (Mr. Wonderful), dies at 87
1988 Highlights

About May 21, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini