(Thursday, May 21, 2003, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — By a narrow margin of less than a third of a percent, voters crowned Ruben Studdard the second “American Idol” tonight over Clay Aiken on tonight’s season finale episode of the TV reality game show/singing competition American Idol. In 2004, TV Guide named this the 80th most memorable TV moments of all time.
Audio: 'The Beatles - Steppin' Out (3rd June 1963)'
(Tuesday, May 21, 1963, 10:00 p.m.-11:15 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed tonight for the BBC Light Programme Steppin’ Out at Playhouse Theater in London. They performed Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There, Roll Over Beethoven, Twist And Shout (not broadcast), Thank You Girl and From Me To You for broadcast on June 3, 1963, at 10:31 a.m.
(Saturday, May 21, 1983) — “Little Red Corvette” by Prince peaked at #6 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Rolling Stone ranked the song #108 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Audio: 'The Beatles - Saturday Club (25th May 1963)'
(Tuesday, May 21, 1963, 5:30-6:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed tonight for the BBC Light Programme Saturday Club at Playhouse Theater in London. They performed I Saw Her Standing There, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Boys, Long Tall Sally, From Me To You and Money (That’s What I Want) for broadcast on May 25, 1963, at 10 a.m.