June 1950 calendar

June 1950

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1950.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1950: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1950?


  • 01 Jun 1950 WKZO (now WWMT) TV channel 3 in Kalamazoo, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 02 Jun 1950 St. Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs. Washingston Senators
  • 03 Jun 1950 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • 04 Jun 1950 CVP wins Belgian parliamentary election
  • 05 Jun 1950 US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation.
  • 06 Jun 1950 German DR and Poland sign treaty about Oder-Neisse border
  • 08 Jun 1950 Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4
  • 10 Jun 1950 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club, Pennsylvania
  • 11 Jun 1950 Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament
  • 12 Jun 1950 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • 13 Jun 1950 South African parliament accept Groups Area Act
  • 15 Jun 1950 Dutch police seize condoms
  • 17 Jun 1950 1st kidney transplant
  • 20 Jun 1950 Dutch Air Force base Tjililitan given to Indonesia
  • 21 Jun 1950 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • 23 Jun 1950 Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
  • 24 Jun 1950 French government-Bidault resigns
  • 25 Jun 1950 Johnny Pramesa (Reds) and Hank Thompson (Giants) hit inside the park HRs
  • 26 Jun 1950 The South African Parliament passes the Suppression of Communism Act, No. 44 of 1950.
  • 27 Jun 1950 Liar closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 28 Jun 1950 Korean War: North Korean forces capture Seoul.
  • 29 Jun 1950 US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game
  • 30 Jun 1950 US General MacArthur visits front in South Korea / asks for US troops
  • 03 Jun 1950 Herzog and Lachenal of the French Annapurna expedition become the first climbers to reach the summit of an 8,000-metre peak.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1950?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Bonaparte's Retreat
  2. - Mona Lisa
  3. - Bewitched
  4. - I Wanna Be Loved
  5. - Sam's Song


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1950?

The Way West by A.B. Guthrie Jr

The Way West


The WAY WEST is a classic that's both entertaining and informative. It tells the story of pioneer spirit and western passage. This celebrated novel, which is the sequel to THE BIGSKY, tells the story of a frontiersman who returns to …

I Leap Over The Wall by Monica Baldwin

I Leap Over The Wall


This memoir by Monica Baldwin, a woman who spent nearly three decades in a convent and her adjustment to the modern world was first published in 1949.

How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling by Frank Bettger

How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling


Dale Carnegie endorses How I Raised myself from Failure to Success Selling as a business classic. This book is perfect for anyone who sells.

Captain Sam Grant by Lloyd Lewis

Captain Sam Grant


This is Ulysses S. Grant's account of his youth and young adulthood, originally published in 1950.

Escape To Adventure by Fitzroy MacLean

Escape To Adventure


Escape to Adventure Hardcover - January 1, 1950, Fitzroy MacLean