On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 2005

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 130th Preakness: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 1:55.04
  • 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev
  • English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (71,876): Arsenal beats Manchester United, 5-4 on penalties after 0 – 0 (a.e.t.); Gunners' 10th title

Famous Weddings

  • "Second Time Around" actor Boris Kodjoe (32) weds "Soul Food" actress Nicole Ari Parker (34) in Gundelfingen, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), dies of a heart disease at 85