On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1954

Historical Events

  • Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months

Election of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Doane Perry, American musician, composer, and author (Jethro Tull), born in Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, New York
  • Gary Roberts, rocker (Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays")
  • 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? 67 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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