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, fostering relations between Europe and North America held at Oosterbeek, Netherlands

French 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

French Open Women's Tennis

French Championships Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly retains her title; beats Ginette Bucaille of France 6-4, 6-1

Historic Event

Pope Pius XII issues holy declaration


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? 67 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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