On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
  • The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), dies at 74
  • Katherine Dunham, American dancer (b. 1909)
  • Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)