On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances
  • 86th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 2:30.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil Oatley, English engineer, born in Camberwell, London
  • Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands