May 21st: What is special about this date?

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. Discover famous birthdays on May 21st, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 21st and what happened on May 21st in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 21st.


May 21st: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 21st there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Tom Daley
    Tom Daley (1994)

    Tom daley is an english diver and olympian known for his success in the sport, including winning multiple medals at the olympic games.

  • Nick Cassavetes
    Nick Cassavetes (1959)

    American screenwriter and actor.

  • Raymond Burr
    Raymond Burr (1917)

    Perry mason, actor, dies from liver cancer at 76.

  • Fats Waller
    Fats Waller (1904)

    American musician (born 1904).

  • Kay Kendall
    Kay Kendall (1926)

    British actress genevieve dies from leukemia at 32.

  • Mutya Buena
    Mutya Buena (1985)

    English singer-songwriter (sugababes, mutya keisha siobhan).

  • Al Franken
    Al Franken (1951)

    He is an american comedian, writer, and us senator.

  • Fairuza Balk
    Fairuza Balk (1974)

    Fairuza balk is an american actress known for her roles in the craft and gas food lodging.

  • Judge Reinhold
    Judge Reinhold (1957)

    Judge reinhold is an american actor known for his roles in popular films such as beverly hills cop and the santa clause.

  • Eduardo Verástegui
    Eduardo Verástegui (1974)

    Eduardo verástegui is a mexican actor, singer, and producer known for his roles in films such as bella and chasing papi.

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May 21st: who died on this date?

On May 21st the following celebrities died:

  • John Garfield
    John Garfield (1952)

    American actor who starred in 31 films between 1938 and 1951.

  • John Gielgud
    John Gielgud (2000)

    English actor, director, and producer (d. 2000).

  • Vaughn Monroe
    Vaughn Monroe (1973)

    American musician, singer and bandleader in the aeur40s.

  • Andrea Leeds
    Andrea Leeds (1984)

    Actress (stage door and earthbound), dies at 70 from cancer.

  • Rajiv Gandhi (1991)

    Indira gandhi is an indian politician and well-known family member.

  • Jane Addams (1935)

    American activist and author, co-founded hull house, nobel prize laureate (b. 1860).

  • James Franck (1964)

    German physicist and academic, nobel prize laureate (b. 1882).

  • Niki de Saint Phalle (2002)

    French filmmaker, painter, and sculptor (born 1930).

  • Barbara Cartland (2000)

    British author who wrote hundreds of books about philosophy, history and sociology.

  • Louis Johnson (2015)

    American producer and bass player (the brothers johnson).

  • See all famous people who died on May 21st


May 21st: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 21st, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Gemini according to the Western Zodiac.

Gemini zodiac sign

May 21st: what is special about the Gemini sign?

The Gemini sign encompasses people born between May 21st and June 20th.

You can discover Gemini's personality traits and attitude and Gemini's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Gemini born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 21st: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 21st in history:

  • May 21, 1929: Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, New York City.
  • May 21, 1931: Belgian Government of Henri Jaspar falls.
  • May 21, 1937: A Soviet station, North Pole-1, becomes the first scientific research settlement to operate on the drift ice of the Arctic Ocean.
  • May 21, 1938: Matsuo Toi kills 30 people in a village in Okayama, Japan, in the Tsuyama massacre, the world's worst spree killing by an individual until 1982.
  • May 21, 1939: The Canadian National War Memorial is unveiled by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • May 21, 1958: Indonesian paratroopers reconquer Morotai Island.
  • May 21, 1971: Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens, Greece.
  • May 21, 1979: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • May 21, 1980: Empire Strikes Back premieres
  • May 21, 2003: Two rooms are damaged when an explosion takes place at Yale University's Sterling Law School Building, New Haven, Connecticut. Joint Terrorism Task Force investigators respond. No injuries reported. Officials believe that the explosion was caused a pipe bomb.
  • May 21, 2005: Kingda Ka, the tallest and fastest roller coaster on the planet, opens at Six Flags Great Adventure.
  • May 21, 2009: Linda Fleming (66-year-old US lady with advanced cancer) becomes the first to die under a new Washington State assisted suicide law.

What day of the year is May 21st?

May 21st marks the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 142nd in case of leap years).

There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 21st is the 21st day of the month of May.

What day of the week is May 21st, 2024?

On May 21st, 2024 the day of the week is Tuesday.

May 2024

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