On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1954

Historical Events

  • US Twenty-sixth amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Marina Langner, German beauty queen, Miss World runner-up (1975), born in Dusseldorf, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • J├ínos Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, dies at 68
1954 Highlights

About May 21, 1954

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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