What Happened on May 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 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
  • Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83
  • Laurence Dowdall, lawyer, dies at 91
  • Mary Perot Nichols, journalist, dies at 79
  • Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60