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May 21st

May 21st is the 141st day of the year (142nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 21st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 21st

427 BC Plato (philosopher)


1427 Albrecht Durer (painter, engraver, mathematician)

Albrecht Durer

1688 Alexander Pope (poet)

1799 Mary Anning (fossil hunter)

1844 Henri Rosseau (artist)

1916 Harold Robbins (author)

1917 Raymond Burr (actor)

1921 Andrei Sakharov (nuclear physicist, human rights activist)

Andrei Sakharov

1928 Tom Donahue (radio host, disc jockey, recorder producer, concert promoter)

1930 Malcolm Fraser (Australian Prime Minister 1975-1983)

1941 Ronald Isley (The Isley Brothers)

1944 Mary Robinson (President of Ireland 1990-1997)

Mary Robinson

1945 Richard Hatch (actor)

1948 Leo Sayer (singer-songwriter)

1949 Andrew Neil (British journalist)

1951 Al Franken (comedian, screenwriter, politician)

1952 Mr T. (actor)

1956 Judge Reinhold (actor)

1957 Nadine Dorries (British politician)

1960 Jeffrey Dahmer (serial killer)

1972 Notorious BIG (rapper)

1973 Noel Fielding (comedian, actor, screenwriter)

1985 Mutya Buena (singer-songwriter - Sugababes)

1994 Tom Daley (diver)

May 21st in History

1502 Saint Helena discovered by Portuguese explorer João da Nova.

1864 Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War. The day is today commemorated as the Circassian Day of Mourning.

1881 American Red Cross established.

1894 Queen Victoria opens the Manchester Ship Canal.

Queen Victoria

1916 Britain introduces Daylight Saving Time.

1927 Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo flight across the Atlantic.

Charles Lindbergh

1982 British forces land in the Falklands, at San Carlos Bay.

1991 Rajiv Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, is assassinated by a female suicide bomber.

May 21st is also

Armed Forces Day (USA) - Celebrated on the third Saturday in May.

Armed Forces Day

Circassian Day of Mourning.


People born on May 21st are Gemini


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