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 This day in History - May 21
419 Historic Events for May 21
1975

Lowell W Perry confirmed as chairman of Equal Opportunity Comm

Event
1975

Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart

Event
1976

Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77

Death
1977

SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings

Event
1977

Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19

Event
1977

"Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 perfs

Event
1977

Albert Innaurato's "Gemini," premieres in NYC

Event
1977

103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4

Event
1978

Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1978

Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77

Death
1978

Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect

Event
1978

118 Unification church couples wed in England

Event
1978

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

Event
1979

Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 1

Event
1979

National Volksraad installed in Namibia

Event
1979

Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of SF mayor Moscone

Event
1979

Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in USSR

Event
1980

"Empire Strikes Back" premieres

Event
1980

Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service acad

Event
1980

Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt

Event
1980

Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies

Death
1981

Fran‡ois Mitterrand becomes president of France

Event
1981

Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies

Death
1981

Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA

Event
1981

Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth