May 21 is the 141st day of the year. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year.
+ 1881 – The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.
+ 1927 – Charles Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
+ 1992 – After 30 seasons Johnny Carson hosted his penultimate episode and last featuring guests (Robin Williams and Bette Midler) of The Tonight Show.
( Births )
+ 1917 – Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1993)
+ 1923 – Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (d. 2017)
+ 1952 – Mr. T, American actor and wrestler