On This Day

What Happened on July 7, 1954

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

British runner Jim Peters, 17 minutes ahead of any rival, collapses on the final stadium lap of the Commonwealth Games marathon in Vancouver

Marathon Runner Jim Peters
Marathon Runner
Jim Peters
  • Formation of the TANU party (Tanganyika African National Union) in Tanzania

Famous Birthdays

  • Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
1954 Highlights

About July 7, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer