On This Day

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
  • 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, American journalist, dies at 79
  • Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60