What Happened on June 1, 1954

Historical Events

  • Czech distance runner Emile Zatopek breaks his own 10,000m world record, clocking 28:54.2 in Brussels, Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Wiktor Łyjak, Polish organist, historian, instrument restorer, educator, and author, born in Skierniewice, Poland
Born in 1954

Famous Weddings

  • Marriage of the parents of Diana, Princess of Wales; Frances Roche (18) to John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, later Earl of Spencer (30) at Westminster Abbey (divorced 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (Pelle Erobreren), dies at 84
1954 Highlights

About June 1, 1954

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 69 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

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