June 1953 calendar

June 1953

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1953.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1953: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1953?


  • 01 Jun 1953 KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 02 Jun 1953 The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
  • 03 Jun 1953 Alexander Cartwright founded baseball and not Abner Doubleday
  • 04 Jun 1953 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner and Joe Garagiola to Chic
  • 05 Jun 1953 US Senate rejects China PR membership to UN
  • 07 Jun 1953 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 08 Jun 1953 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court.
  • 09 Jun 1953 Milton Berle Show / Texaco Star Theater, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 13 Jun 1953 53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont Country Club - Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • 14 Jun 1953 Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 15 Jun 1953 Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 and Browns 14-game losing streak
  • 16 Jun 1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak and also ending St. Louis Browns 14 game losing streak
  • 17 Jun 1953 Most runs scored in 1 inning
  • 18 Jun 1953 Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits and Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3
  • 19 Jun 1953 WCSC TV channel 5 in Charleston, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 20 Jun 1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 23 Jun 1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament
  • 24 Jun 1953 KSWS (now KOBR) TV channel 8 in Roswell, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Jun 1953 KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 27 Jun 1953 Joseph Laniel becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 29 Jun 1953 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 30 Jun 1953 1st Corvette manufactured
  • 02 Jun 1953 The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey becomes the first British coronation[7] and one of the first major international events to be televised.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1953?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Half a Photograph
  2. - I'd Rather Die Young
  3. - P.S. I Love You
  4. - Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)
  5. - No Other Love

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I Believe
  2. - Terry's Theme (From 'Limelight')
  3. - Pretend
  4. - I'm Walking Behind You
  5. - The Song From The Moulin Rouge


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1953?

In The Wet by Nevil Shute

In The Wet


It's the dry season in Australia's outback. A drunk and delirious ex-pilot, known as "Pisspot Stevie", lies in death in a remote cabin of the Queensland bush.

The World And The West by Arnold Toynbee

The World And The West


The West and the world

Golden Admiral by Francis Van Wyck Mason

Golden Admiral


Fictional Novel, Literary Fiction

The Silent World by Jacques Yves Cousteau and Frederic Dumas

The Silent World


Jacque Cousteau's underwater adventures and photographs

Corpus Of Joe Bailey by Oakley Hall

Corpus Of Joe Bailey


Corpus Of Joe Bailey by Oakley Hall. Viking Press 1953. Hardcover.