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 - John Gielgud
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2000: English actor and theatrical director John Gielgud, best known for his stage performances and roles in movies like "Arthur," "Murder on the Orient Express," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "The Elephant Man" and "Shine," dies of a respiratory infection at the age of 96 in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England. Gielgud, who won an Oscar for his supporting role as a sardonic butler in 1981's "Arthur" (pictured), is one of the few entertainers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award.


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