My World

My Year - 1954

1954 was the year of Roger Bannister’s four minute mile, Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock, and Doris Day’s Secret Love. It was the year Godzilla first appeared on screen and Hancock’s Half Hour hit the airwaves. Exciting literary launches included The Lord of the Rings and Lord of the Flies but April 11 proved to be the most boring day of the twentieth century.