Bannister breaks four-minute mile - Roger Bannister, a British medical student, became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes. His time was seconds, achieved at the Iffley Road track in Oxford and watched by about spectators.
The hydrogen-filled airship Hindenburg explodes and crashes; Psychologist Sigmund Freud and actor-director Orson Welles born; Roger Bannister is the first athlete to run a mile in fewer than four minutes.
Sir Roger Bannister: the day I reclaimed the four-minute mile
Sir Roger Bannister: the day I reclaimed the four-minute mile 46 days after Sir Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile, his world record fell to John Landy. Here the athlete reflects on the day he won back his title