TODAY IN HISTORY - May 21st:

1881 - American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton
1980 - "Star Wars Episode V - Empire Strikes Back", produced by George Lucas opens in cinemas in UK and North America
1999 - All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history

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2003 - 38th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith wins "Entertainer of Year; Martina McBride wins "Female Vocalist of Year; Kenny Chesney wins Male Vocalist of Year" & "Single of Year" for "The Good Stuff"; and, Alan Jackson wins "Album Of Year" & "Video Of Year" for "Drive"!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1952 - Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois
1991 - Sarah Ramos, American actress

GOODBYE TO:

2000 - Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)
2000 - Sir John Gielgud, British actor (b. 1904)

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