On This Day

June 21, 1954 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)

Birthdays in History

  • Mark Kimmitt, American Army general, 16th Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs (2008-9), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Robert Menasse, Austrian writer (Die Vertreibung aus der Hölle), born in Vienna

Deaths in History

  • Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American inventor, perfected the zipper (b. 1880)