Celebrating 60 Years

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In this special diamond anniversary feature series, we share the stories behind some of the most memorable, heart-warming and world-changing records, year by year from 1954 to today.

Illustrated with iconic photography and video, these records show how Guinness World Records is a mirror to the evolving world around us. From the first men on the Moon to the longest fingernails, this trip down memory lane encapsulates the inspiring story of the world's best-selling annual.

1954: Bannister's Extraordinary Feat