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
  • 14 Jun 1951 UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1951?

A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby

A Woman Called Fancy


Fancy, a 19-year-old Georgian author, wrote vintage fiction.

The Riddle Of Macarthur by John Gunther

The Riddle Of Macarthur


The Riddle of MacArthur

We Barrymores by Lionel Barrymore and Cameron Shipp

We Barrymores


The Barrymores are a prominent thespian family. This story was written by Lionel Barrymore.

His Eye Is On The Sparrow by Ethel Waters and Charles Samuels

His Eye Is On The Sparrow


Ethel Waters's His Eye is on the Sparrow is perhaps the most important autobiography about a black female performer. It captures both the horrors and the joys of African American women's experiences through the sometimes bitter but always forgiving voice …

The Left Hand Of God by William E. Barrett

The Left Hand Of God


Jim Carmody disguised himself as a Catholic priest to take advantage of a remote area in China.