Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21

MAY 21

Mr. & Ms. Vol. 26 No. 4, May 21, 2002
On the Cover: Dingsong Dantes and Judy Ann Santos
Events that happened on May 21
1898 – General Emilio Aguinaldo issued a proclamation urging the Filipinos to resume the revolution against Spain.
1967 – Lapiang Malaya (LM) led by its founder Valentin de los Santos engaged the Philippine Constabulary in a violent confrontation that led to the massacre of 32 LM members. Later De los Santos was committed to the National Mental Hospital were he died.

Personalities and celebrities born on May 21:
1875 – Valente Cristobal, Hiligaynon playwright and considered the “Prince of Sarsuwelistas” – in Polo, Bulacan (now Valenzuela) (d. November 1, 1945).
1953 – Nora Aunor (real name Nora Cabaltera Villamayor), multi-awarded actress and singer – in Iriga.
Nora Aunor between three decades,
on the covers of Artista Magazine (September 10, 1983)
and Yes! (October 2011, courtesy of Susan Ang-Sy Dy).

Julie Vega (as Best Child Actress) with
Fernando Poe Jr (Best Actor)
and Nora Aunor (Best Actress)
during the 1979 FAMAS Awards.

1968 – Julie Vega (real name Julie Pearl Apostol Postigo), singer, commercial model and award-winning child actress – in Quezon City (d. May 6, 1985).

1968 – Vivian Velez, model, radio host, and award-winning actress – in Cebu City.
Vivian Velez
on the cover of Sports World (November 19-25, 1983)

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
In the TV series Game of Thrones,
On the cover of Atlas TV Guide
(May 2012).
Picture Trivia
The TV series Games of Thrones, created by David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss, and first aired on American television on April 17, 2011. It is an adaptation of George Raymond Richard Martin’s fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, which in turn got its inspiration from the English “Wars of the Roses” (1455-1485) between the houses of Lancaster and York, reflected in the novel’s houses of Lannister and Stark.


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