On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1994

Historical Events

  • "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 16 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jockey Pat Day
Pat Day
  • Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
  • South Yemen secedes from Yemen

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Daley, English diver, born in Plymouth, England

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer
Roone Arledge

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Singer Trisha Yearwood
Country Singer
Trisha Yearwood
  • Burger King spokesman Dan Cortese (26) weds Dee Dee Hemby (26)

Famous Deaths

  • Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
  • Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer, dies at 84
  • Giovanni Goria, Prime Minister of Italy (1987-88), dies
  • John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81
1994 Highlights

About May 21, 1994

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini