On This Day

What Happened on June 4, 1954

Historical Events

  • Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m
  • France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Mikey Dread [Michael Campbell], Jamaican reggae singer, producer, ("Rocker's Delight"), and broadcaster (BBC), born in. Port Antonio, Jamaica (d. 2008)
  • Raphael Ravenscroft, British session saxophone player (Gerry Rafferty - "Baker Street"; Maxine Nightingale; Roger Waters), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England (d. 2014)
  • Scott Earl Holman, American jazz pianist, and composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
1954 Highlights

About June 4, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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