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

Baseball Record

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

  • 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, British orchestral and choral conductor, music educator and author (Roll Over Rock), dies at 60
1996 Highlights

About May 21, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini