On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)

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

Famous Deaths

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