On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1954

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

Music History

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 spot starting pitcher Jim Wilson throws first no-hitter in history of County Stadium when he blanks Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil Oatley, English engineer, born in Camberwell, London
  • Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host and comedian, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
1954 Highlights

About June 12, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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