On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday

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, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Percy Twentyman-Jones, cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies