June 1951 calendar

June 1951

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1951.
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 1951: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1951?


  • 01 Jun 1951 International Cheese treaty signed
  • 04 Jun 1951 Mississippi Valley State University founded
  • 09 Jun 1951 Doodles Weaver Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 11 Jun 1951 New York Times reports the NYC subway will auction off things found
  • 13 Jun 1951 UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea
  • 14 Jun 1951 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau
  • 15 Jun 1951 1st coml electronic computer dedicated Philadelphia
  • 16 Jun 1951 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills Country Club - Michigan
  • 17 Jun 1951 Flahooley closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 18 Jun 1951 De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election
  • 20 Jun 1951 Cleveland Indian Bobby Avila hits 3 HRs, double and single vs. Red Sox
  • 21 Jun 1951 17 opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 22 Jun 1951 Gene Rayburn and Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
  • 23 Jun 1951 Most expensive US hailstorm (US$1.5 million crop damage and US$14 million property - Kansas).
  • 24 Jun 1951 Persian army takes over nationalized oil installations
  • 25 Jun 1951 First color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from New York City to four cities.
  • 30 Jun 1951 Victor Borge Show, last airs on NBC-TV

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1951?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - My Truly, Truly Fair
  2. - My Truly, Truly Fair
  3. - I Get Ideas
  4. - I'm In Love Again
  5. - Because of You


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Country: United States of America

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States of America

Up in Mabel's Room

Up in Mabel's Room

Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Starring: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Harry Myers


Which were the most popular books released in June 1951?
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Rommel, The Desert Fox by Desmond Young

Rommel, The Desert Fox


Early in 1941, the famed British Eighth Army was on the route to victory in North Africa. Just a few months later, this same army was on the verge of total

Moulin Rouge by Pierre La Mure

Moulin Rouge


Very Good/Fair. Copyright 1950; Stated First Printing. ; Book in blue linen with coral stamped device and title; linen with light edge wear, spine ends darkened.

The Left Hand Of God by William E. Barrett

The Left Hand Of God


"In a remote region of China Jim Carmody seized the opportunity to escape from Mieh Yang, the bandit war lord he served as lieutenant, by masquerading as a Catholic priest.

The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg

The Disenchanted


Considered by some to be Budd Schulberg’s masterpiece, The Disenchanted tells the tragic story of Manley Halliday, a fabulously successful writer during the 1920s—a golden figure in a golden age—who by

Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes

Joy Street


A young woman brought up in a Brahmin family on Beacon Hill falls in love with a man from a very different background.