On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1954

Historical Events

  • Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Ngô Đình Diệm elected Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam (South Vietnam)

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm

Famous Birthdays

  • Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats)
  • Jeffrey S Ashby, astronaut (sk: STS 85), born in Dallas, Texas
1954 Highlights

About June 16, 1954

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini