On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1954

Historical Events

  • "Your Show Of Shows" last airs on NBC-TV

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Ecclesiae fastos

Famous Birthdays

  • Haluk Bilginer, Turkish actor (Åžahsiyet series, EastEnders), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden - "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter"), born in London, England
  • Nancy Stafford [Nancy Elizabeth], American actress (Joan-St Elsewhere, 1977 Miss Florida), born in Wilton Manors, Florida
  • Peter Erskine, American jazz drummer (Weather Report, 1978-82; Jaco Pastorious, 1982-87; Bob Mintzer; Elaine Elias), born in Somers Point, New Jersey
  • Phil Neale, English cricket coach (England 1999-2020; Northamptonshire CCC, Warwickshire CCC), born in Scunthorpe
1954 Highlights

About June 5, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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