On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1954

Historical Events

  • British runner Diane Leather becomes first woman to run the mile in under 5 minutes; 4:59.6 at Alexander Sports Ground in Birmingham, England
  • First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

French Championships Men's Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Art Larsen 6-4, 7-5, 6-1 for first of 2 straight French singles titles

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • French Championships Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly retains her title; beats Ginette Bucaille of France 6-4, 6-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Pius XII issues holy declaration

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Pankaj Kapoor, Indian actor (Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Raakh), born in Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), born in Troy, Ohio (d. 2006)
1954 Highlights

About May 29, 1954

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini