May 21: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

May 21st marks the 141st day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 142nd in case of leap years). There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Gemini. Famous birthdays on this day include Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Notorious BIG (1972) and Briana Banks (1978). Holidays and observances around the world include: International Tea Day and World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 21 over the years?
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Release year: 2023

Directed by: Michael Dowse



Release year: 2023

Directed by: Winter Dunn

Irma Vep

Irma Vep

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Olivier Assayas

Sea of Love

Sea of Love

Release year: 2022

Directed by: universal



Release year: 2021


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 21?


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  • 2019 An ambush occurred at 12th Mile on Khonsa Deomali Road in Tirap District, Arunachal Pradesh. Eleven people were killed.
  • 2018 Economy of Japan: Sony has agreed to a $2.3billion deal in which they will purchase a controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing. This deal will allow Sony to indirectly own 90% the music publisher and its 2 million songs.
  • 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: At least 20 Afghan police officers are killed in a Taliban raid in southern Afghanistan.
  • 2016 Attacks on Bangladeshi secularists: A homeopathic doctor in Bangladesh is killed in an attack. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claim the responsibility.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 21 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - I'm The One
  • 2016 - One Dance
  • 2015 - See You Again
  • 2014 - All Of Me
  • 2013 - Can't Hold Us
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rolling In The Deep
  • 2010 - Not Afraidyoutube
  • 2009 - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  • 2008 - Bleeding Loveyoutube
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Stressed Out
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - Pompeii
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Somebody That I Used To Know
  • 2011 - Rope
  • 2010 - Between The Lines


Which were the most popular books released around May 21 over the years?
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Haywire by Brooke Hayward


Year: 1977


Haywire became a national sensation from 1977 when it was published. It was a #1 bestseller. Haywire is a Hollywood classic about a glittering family, and the dark secrets that lay beneath.

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Breakfast of Champions

Year: 1973


Breakfast of Champions is Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved character, Kilgore Trout. He discovers to his horror that a Midwest car dealer has taken his fiction as fact in Breakfast of Champions.

Gone by Jonathan Kellerman


Year: 2006


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Dylan and Michaela, acting students who were lost, are found in Malibu's remote mountains. They are terrified and battered from a terrible ordeal.

A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan

A Distant Trumpet

Year: 1960


This popular fiction work was first published in 1960, selling half a million copies. It was first reissued in Nonpareil paperback form in 1991.

The Pink House by Nelia Gardner White

The Pink House

Year: 1950


Norah Holme is a seven-year-old disabled girl who is orphaned by her aunt Rose and sent to live with her aunt Rose in a strangely complex household.

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