What Happened on July 7, 1954

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Vincas Krevė-Mickevičius, Lithuanian poet, philologist and playwright (founder of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences), dies at 71

About July 7, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Cara Mia - David Whitfield with the Mantovani Orchestra and Chorus