On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1988

Historical Events

  • "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 113th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Howson, English footballer

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Jane Powell weds actor 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 dancer (Mr. Wonderful), dies at 87
1988 Highlights

About May 21, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini