Main > Men, 400 m Hurdles > World Records Progression
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated Chart
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
  56.4y Jerome Buck USA New York Sep 19, 1896
  55.8 Charles Bacon USA Philadelphia Jul 06, 1908
55.0 Charles Bacon USA London Jul 22, 1908
54.2 John Norton USA Pasadena Jun 26, 1920
54.0 Frank Loomis USA Antwerpen Aug 16, 1920
  53.4y August Desch USA Pasadena Jul 05, 1921
  53.2y Chan Coulter USA Iowa City May 31, 1924
  52.1 Ivan Riley USA Ann Arbor May 31, 1924
52.6 John Gibson USA Lincoln,USA Jul 02, 1927
52.0 F.Morgan Taylor USA Philadelphia Jul 04, 1928
52.0* Glenn Hardin USA Los Angeles Aug 01, 1932
  51.7 Robert Tisdall IRL Los Angeles Aug 01, 1932
51.8 Glenn Hardin USA Milwaukee Jun 30, 1934
50.6 Glenn Hardin USA Stockholm Jul 26, 1934
50.4 Yuriy Lituyev URS Budapest Sep 20, 1953
49.5 Glenn Davis USA Los Angeles Jun 29, 1956
49.7y Gerhardus Potgieter RSA Cardiff Jul 22, 1958
49.2 Glenn Davis USA Budapest Aug 06, 1958
49.3y Gerhardus Potgieter RSA Bloemfontein Apr 16, 1960
49.2* Salvatore Morale ITA Belgrad Sep 14, 1962
49.1 Warren Cawley USA Los Angeles Sep 13, 1964
48.8 Geoff Vanderstock USA South Lake Tahoe Sep 11, 1968
48.1 David Hemery GBR Mexico City Oct 15, 1968
47.8 John Akii-Bua UGA München Sep 02, 1972
Electronic Timing
  51.67 Robert Tisdall IRL Los Angeles Aug 01, 1932
  51.06 Charles Moore USA Helsinki Jul 21, 1952
  50.29 Glenn Davis USA Melbourne Nov 24, 1956
  49.51 Glenn Davis USA 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
47.82 John Akii-Bua UGA München Sep 02, 1972
47.64 Edwin Moses USA Montreal Jul 25, 1976
47.45 Edwin Moses USA Westwood Jun 11, 1977
47.13 Edwin Moses USA Milan Jul 03, 1980
47.02 Edwin Moses USA Koblenz Aug 31, 1983
46.78 Kevin Young USA Barcelona Aug 06, 1992