On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 2021

Historical Events

  • Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announces a 'circuit-breaker lockdown' as the country records over 39,000 daily COVID-19 cases
  • BBC investigation finds their 1995 Princess Dianna interview was secured through 'deceitful behavior' by journalist Martin Bashir [1]
  • New York City begins re-opening after 423 days (March 2020) with the COVID-19 death toll at 33,000
  • New York Yankees pitcher Cory Kluber no-hits Texas Rangers, 2-0 at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • The EU agrees to open its borders to vaccinated travelers from safe countries

Famous Deaths

  • Abubakar Shekau, Nigerian Islamist militant (leader of Boko Haram), dies detonating a suicide vest
  • Alix Dobkin, American folk and feminist singer-songwriter (Lavender Jane Loves Women), dies of a brain aneurysm and stroke at 80
  • Joey Cathcart, American rock guitarist (Nelson - "Love & Affection") dies of brain cancer at 53
  • Lee Evans, American athlete (Olympic gold men's 400m, 4x400m relay 1968), dies from stroke complications at 74
2021 Highlights

About May 19, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • UK #1 Song: Body - Tion Wayne & Russ Millions