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May 21

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


2003
Ruben Studdard: The Return (J-Records)  
R&B singer Rubben Studdard beats out pop vocalist Clay Aiken during the second season of FOX-TV's American Idol reality show.
(photo credit: J-Records)


 
2000   Actor Sir John Gielgud dies at age 96.
 
1991 Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated while campaigning for reelection.
 
1980 The Star Wars movie "The Empire Strikes Back" premieres.
 
1979 Elton John becomes the first western rock 'n roll artist to perform live in the USSR.
 
1968 The nuclear-powered submarine Scorpion, with a crew of 99, is reported missing. It is later found on the ocean floor off the coast of Azores.
 
1959 Ethel Merman stars in the musical, Gypsy, premiering on Broadway.
 
1956 The first aerial hydrogen bomb test by the US takes place over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.
 
1945 font face="Arial,Helvetica" size=-1>Actor Humphrey Bogart and actress Lauren Bacall are married.
 
1927 Charles Lindbergh arrives in Paris, after flying his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, nonstop from New York to Paris.
 
1881 The American Red Cross is founded by Clara Barton.
 
1840 New Zealand becomes a British colony.
 
1542 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.
 

Born today:

1974  Fairuza Balk - actress

1974  Havoc - rapper (Mobb Deep)

1960  Kent Hrbek - baseball player

1957  Judge Reinhold - actor

1955  Stan Lynch - rock drummer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)

1952  Mr. T - actor

1948  Leo Sayer - singer

1947  Bill Champlin - singer, keyboardist (Chicago)

1946  Richard Hatch - actor

1941  Ronald Isley - singer (The Isley Brothers)

1939  David Groh - actor

1924  Peggy Cass - comedienne, actress

1923  Ara Parseghian - Notre Dame football coach

1921  Andrei Sakharov - physicist

1917  Raymond Burr - actor

1917  Dennis Day - singer, actor

1916  Harold Robbins - novelist

1904  Fats Waller - blues singer, keyboardist

1904  Robert Montgomery - actor

1898  Armand Hammer - industrialist

1688  Alexander Pope - poet

1471  Albrecht Durer - artist

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Taurus (The Bull)   Taurus    

(The Bull)

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