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, British rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz - "My Camera Never Lies"), and TV presenter, born in Bethnal Green, London, ENgland
  • David Wilkie MBE, Scottish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1976; World C 'ship gold 200m breaststroke 1973, 75, 100m 1975), 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? 67 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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