What Happened on May 21, 1990

Historical Events

Cannes Film Festival

43rd Cannes Film Festival: "Wild at Heart" directed by David Lynch starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern wins the Palme d'Or

  • Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
  • Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV, with a special twist of an ending
1990 History

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Victor Bruce (née Petre), British speedboat pilot, race car driver, and aviator who flew around Empire State building in 1930, dies at 94
  • Max Wall [Lorimer], British music hall, screen, and stage comic and actor (Professor Wallofski), dies of head injuries from a fall at 82
  • Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered

About May 21, 1990

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Vogue - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Killer - Adamski