On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 2006

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 country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), dies, along with his wife and two band members, in a single vehicle car accident, at 77
  • Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), dies at 74
  • Katherine Dunham, American dancer (Casbah; Stormy Weather), choreographer (Metroplitan opera, 1963; Joplin's Treemonisha, 1972), and social activist, dies at 96
2006 Highlights

About May 21, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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