What Happened on June 21, 1954

Historical Events

  • Australian middle distance runner John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0) and 1500m (3:41.8+) in Turku, Finland

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Kirkbride, English actress (Deidre-Coronation Street), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mark Kimmitt, American Army general, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2008-9), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Müjde Ar, Turkish film actress, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Robert Menasse, Austrian writer (Die Vertreibung aus der Hölle), born in Vienna
  • Robert Pastorelli, American actor (Eldin-Murphy Brown), born in Brooklyn, New York
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American inventor, perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
1954 Highlights

About June 21, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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

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