May 21 in Pop Culture History

May 21 in Pop Culture History 1863 – Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. 1955 – George B. Hansburg of Walker Valley, N.Y. was issued a patent (#2,793,036) for his invention of an improved pogo stick. 1975 – Carol Burnett was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1977 – Gemini (Broadway Play) Opened on May 21, 1977 and Closed: September 6, 1981 1977 # 1 Hit May 21, 1977 – June 10, 1977: Stevie WonderSir Duke 1980 – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was released in theaters. At the time, we just called it The Empire Strikes Back. 1980 – The Coyote finally caught the Road Runner. link 1980 – President Jimmy Carter declared a state of emergency at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, New York – a toxic dumping site for Hooker Chemicals and Plastics. 1983 # 1 Hit May 21, 1983 – May 27, 1983: David BowieLet’s Dance 1992- The first episode of The Real World aired on MTV 1992- The final episode of MacGyver aired on ABC 1992 – Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time. 1994 # 1 Hit May 21, 1994 – August 5, 1994: All-4-OneI Swear 1999- All My Children actress Susan Lucci finally received an Emmy award for her role as Erica Kane. She had been previously nominated a record 18 times with no win. 2005 – The tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka opened at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. 2008 – David Cook won American Idol season seven. 2001 – Radio broadcaster/preacher Harold Camping predicted that the world would end today. It didn’t. 2011 # 1 Hit May 21, 2011 – July 8, 2011: AdeleRolling in the Deep

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