On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1996

Historical Events

  • "You're Makin' Me High" single released by Toni Braxton (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 1997)
  • Blackout in many areas of Queens, NY

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.
  • The Trappist Martyrs of Atlas are executed.

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred "Lash" LaRue, American actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp), dies of emphysema at 78
  • Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67
  • Laurence Dowdall, Scottish lawyer, dies at 91
  • Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, dies at 79
  • Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60
1996 Highlights

About May 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini