On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1954

Historical Events

  • Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • David Wilkie, Scottish 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
1954 Highlights

About March 8, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces