On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1954

Historical Events

  • 79th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4
  • KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Rapoport, American photographer, and music album cover designer (Lionel Richie - Dancing on the Ceiling; Supertramp - Breakfast In America), born in San Mateo County, California
  • Jerry Dammers, British keyboardist (The Specials), born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-born American electronic engineer (invented the Blue LED), born in Ikata, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Charles "Chief" Bender, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only indigenous American in BHOF; World Series 1910, 11, 13; no-hitter 1910; Philadelphia Athletics), dies at 70
1954 Highlights

About May 22, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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