On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 2004

Historical Events

  • Sherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu's record from the previous year.
  • Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault
2004 Highlights

About May 21, 2004

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 17 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini