On this day: May 21

POSTED: 08:42 PM PDT May 20, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 20, 2016 

The American Red Cross is established, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart complete their historic trans-Atlantic flights, Bogey and Bacall get hitched, and Susan Lucci finally strikes Emmy gold, all on this day.

OTD May 21 - Bobby Cox
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1941: Baseball manager and player Bobby Cox, who led the Atlanta Braves to a World Series championship as manager in 1995, is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cox, who also was a third baseman for the New York Yankees for two seasons in 1968-69, also was a first base coach for the 1977 World Series champion New York Yankees. He then managed the Atlanta Braves from 1978 to 1981 and the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982 to 1985, before rejoining the Braves as a general manager in 1985. He moved back to the manager's role with the Braves during the 1990 season and stayed there until his retirement following the 2010 season, reaching a total of five World Series. He also won four Manager of the Year awards during his career and was unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in December 2013.


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