On This Day

May 29, 1954 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 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

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

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

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

Tennis player Maureen Connolly
Tennis player
Maureen Connolly

Birthdays in Sport

  • Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), born in Troy, Ohio (d. 2006)
1954 in Sport