On This Day: May 21st
This is 141st day of the year and 224 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—16 Iyyar 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 17th day of the 4th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Andrei Sakharovhuman rights advocate
Elizabeth Fryprison reformer and philanthropist
Glenn Curtissinventor and aviation pioneer
Albrecht Dürerpainter, engraver
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.