Check out below about Today in History India 21 May in Indian history or May 21 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 21 May in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.
Today’s Historical Events on May 21
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development & International Tea Day
1819, 21st May: Bicycle was first seen in New York City, USA.
1881, 21st May: American Red Cross was established in Washington, D.C.
1904, 21st May: The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was established in Paris.
1927, 21st May: Charles Lindberg completed the world’s first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
1929, 21st May: India’s first air cargo service commenced between Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Bagdogra.
1932, 21st May: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone.
1991, 21st May: Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide bombing in Madras (now Chennai).
1992, 21st May: China successfully tested a 1,000-kiloton atomic bomb. It is the most powerful nuclear explosion in the world.
1994, 21st May: Sushmita Sen won the 43rd Miss Universe Award.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on May 21
1916: Harold Robbins, an American author of popular novels.
1923: Armand Borel, a Swiss mathematician.
1931: Sharad Joshi, a Hindi poet, and writer.
1960: Mohanlal, an Indian actor, producer, playback singer, distributor, and philanthropist.
1971: Aditya Chopra is an Indian filmmaker.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on May 21
1509: Henry VII, the King of England and Lord of Ireland.
1686: Otto von Guericke, a German scientist, inventor, and politician.
1979: Janaki Devi Bajaj, an Indian independence activist.
1991: Rajiv Gandhi, the 6th Prime Minister of India.
2000: Mark R. Hughes, an American businessman.