What Happened on May 21, 1994

Historical Events

Sports History

119th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4

  • MLB Cincinnati Reds bat out of order against Los Angeles Dodgers in 2nd inning
  • South Yemen secedes from Yemen

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Daley, English diver (2021 Olympic Gold), born in Plymouth, England

Famous Weddings

Roone Arledge

ABC Sports President Roone Arledge (62) weds third wife Gigi Shaw

  • American actor and Burger King spokesman Dan Cortese (26) weds Dee Dee Hemby (26); divorce in 2012

Trisha Yearwood

American country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds American roots-rock bassist Robert Reynolds (32); divorce in 1999


Famous Deaths

  • Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
  • Forsyth Hardy, Scottish documentary film pioneer, dies at 84
  • Giovanni Goria, Italian politician (Prime Minister of Italy, 1987-88), dies of lung cancer at 50
  • John Henry Weidner, Dutch-American resistance fighter, dies at 81
1994 Highlights

About May 21, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Swear - All-4-One
  • UK #1 Song: Come On You Reds - Manchester United Football Club