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May 21 in Sci-Fi History: Birthday and Premiere Jackpot!

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Dec 18, 2018, 8:00 PM EST (Updated)

May 21 gave us some amazing movies and amazing people. Let's get started and run through these in chronological order, shall we?

Born May 21, 1952: Mr. T!

Pity the fool who doesn't know that you can actually tweet a happy birthday to Mr. T! Also, there's this (oh wow, amazing) YouTube video:

 

Premiered May 21, 1971: Planet of the Apes!

Actors kissing each other in masks! A pretty shocking thing at the end with the Statue of Liberty! And damn you all to hell.

 

Born May 21, 1974: Fairuza Balk!

We already talked about Return to Oz the other day, but Fairuza Balk is a legend around here. You guys, she was in The Craft!

 

Premiered May 21, 1980: The Empire Strikes Back!

Come on. What else do we have to say about this? It’s the greatest sequel ever made. Arguably.

Allow Full Screen: 

 

And on May 21, 1992: Susan Lucci won an Emmy!

So it's sort of off-topic, but honestly, come on. She was nominated 19 times, and it was the longest consecutive streak in history of nominations without a win. So we're counting it.

 

Tomorrow: The beginning of Indiana Jones Week! Get pumped.