Main > Men, 400 m Hurdles > European Records Progression
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
Manual Timing
  64.0y A. Pearc IRL Dublin Jul 30, 1860
  63.3y F. Smith IRL Dublin May 30, 1866
  62.3y R.R. Jones GBR Burnley Aug 06, 1870
  61.0y C. Cranswick GBR Malton Jul 27, 1871
  60.8y R.C. Miller IRL Dublin Jun 10, 1873
  60.8y Sam Widdowsnn GBR Leeds Aug 02, 1873
  59.8y Samuel Morris GBR Radcliffe Jul 05, 1886
  59.0y Samuel Morris GBR Knutsford Aug 07, 1886
  57.2y Godfrey Shaw GBR Douglas Aug 12, 1891
  55.4 Erik WilÚn FIN Helsinki Sep 05, 1919
  55.4* Erik WilÚn FIN Helsinki Jul 21, 1920
53.8 Sten Pettersson SWE Paris Oct 04, 1925
52.4 Sten Pettersson SWE K÷ln Aug 07, 1928
52.4* Luigi Facelli ITA Bologna Oct 06, 1929
  51.7 Robert Tisdall IRL Los Angeles Aug 01, 1932
51.6 Friedrich-Wilhelm H÷lling GER Berlin Jul 09, 1939
51.6* Jean-Claude Arifron FRA Paris Sep 09, 1948
51.6* Armando Filiput ITA Milan Oct 08, 1950
  51.5 Yuriy Lituyev URS Kiev May 27, 1952
  51.2 Yuriy Lituyev URS Vyborg Jul 09, 1952
  51.2* Yuriy Lituyev URS Tashkent Oct 12, 1952
  50.7 Yuriy Lituyev URS Moscow Aug 24, 1953
50.4 Yuriy Lituyev URS Budapest Sep 20, 1953
  50.4* Yuriy Lituyev URS Tashkent Oct 14, 1956
49.9 Helmut Janz FRG Rome Sep 02, 1960
49.7 Salvatore Morale ITA Rome Oct 15, 1961
49.2* Salvatore Morale ITA Belgrad Sep 14, 1962
49.1 Rainer Schubert FRG Mexico City Oct 13, 1968
49.1* Gerhard Hennige FRG Mexico City Oct 14, 1968
49.1* Roberto Frinolli ITA Mexico City Oct 14, 1968
48.1 David Hemery GBR Mexico City Oct 15, 1968
Electronic Timing
  52.60 Robert Tisdall IRL Los Angeles Jul 31, 1932
  51.67 Robert Tisdall IRL Los Angeles Aug 01, 1932
  51.51 Yuriy Lituyev URS Helsinki Jul 21, 1952
  50.05 Helmut Janz FRG Rome Sep 02, 1960
  49.15 Rainer Schubert FRG Mexico City Oct 13, 1968
  49.14 Roberto Frinolli ITA Mexico City Oct 14, 1968
48.12 David Hemery GBR Mexico City Oct 15, 1968
47.85 Harald Schmid FRG Turin Aug 04, 1979
47.48 Harald Schmid FRG Athens Sep 08, 1982
47.48* Harald Schmid FRG Rome Sep 02, 1987
47.37 StÚphane Diagana FRA Lausanne Jul 05, 1995