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
Born in 1954

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Hoffman, American politician (Governor of New Jersey 1935-38), dies at 58

About June 4, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 69 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

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