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 (17 by Red Sox)
  • 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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1953?
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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?
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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Country: United States of America

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Country: United States of America

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Country: United States of America

The Return

The Return

Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Starring: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

Germany Year Zero

Germany Year Zero

Directed by: Roberto Rossellini

Starring: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in June 1953?
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The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

The Caine Mutiny


The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon …

Tis Folly To Be Wise by Lion Feuchtwanger

Tis Folly To Be Wise


Feuchtwanger, Lion; Tr. By Francis Fawcett, 'Tis Folly To Be Wise: Or Death And Transfiguration Of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba The Greek


A stunning new translation of the classic book—and basis for the beloved Oscar-winning film—brings the clarity and beauty of Kazantzakis’s language and story alive.First

The Dark Angel by Mika Waltari

The Dark Angel


The sweeping, powerful story of the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

In The Wet by Nevil Shute

In The Wet


It is the wet season in the Australian outback. Drunk and delirious, an old ex-pilot known as “Pisspot Stevie” lies dying in a remote cabin in the Queensland bush.