On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1954

Historical Events

  • Indianapolis 500: Bill Vukovich takes the lead on lap 150 to win his second consecutive 500; sets then record 130.840 mph average race speed

Famous Birthdays

  • Anders Hilborg, Swedish contemporary classical composer (Eleven Gates; Cold Heat) born in Sollentuna, Sweden
  • Anders Hillborg, Swedish contemporary classical composer (Mouyayoum; Eleven Gates), born in Sollentuna, Sweden
  • Paul Franklin, American session and touring steel guitarist (Barbara Mandrell; Vince Gill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2000)
1954 Highlights

About May 31, 1954

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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