June 1954 calendar

June 1954

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1954.
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 1954: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1954?


  • 01 Jun 1954 Emile Zatopek runs record 6 mile: (27:59.2) / 10,000m
  • 02 Jun 1954 John Costello (Cons) becomes Premier of Ireland
  • 04 Jun 1954 France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
  • 05 Jun 1954 Your Show Of Shows, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 06 Jun 1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 07 Jun 1954 First microbiology laboratory dedicated (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA).
  • 09 Jun 1954 Joseph Welch asks Sen Joseph McCarthy Have you no sense of decency, sir? during Senate-Army hearings
  • 10 Jun 1954 KQED TV channel 9 in SF, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 12 Jun 1954 Girl in Pink Tights closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances
  • 13 Jun 1954 Cornerstone of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, laid in Bronx
  • 14 Jun 1954 US President Dwight Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge.
  • 16 Jun 1954 Dutch military conscription shortened from 20 to 18 months
  • 17 Jun 1954 CIA exile army lands in Guatemala
  • 18 Jun 1954 Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzm├ín steps down in a CIA-sponsored military coup, triggering a bloody civil war that continues for more than 35 years.
  • 19 Jun 1954 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol Golf Club - New Jersey
  • 21 Jun 1954 John Landy runs world record mile
  • 22 Jun 1954 US Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands.
  • 23 Jun 1954 122 degrees F (50 degrees C), Overton, Nevada (state record).
  • 26 Jun 1954 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
  • 27 Jun 1954 1st atomic power station opens
  • 29 Jun 1954 Atomic Energy Commission voted against, reinstating Dr J Robert Oppenheimer.
  • 30 Jun 1954 Largest check: Internal US Treasury check at $4,176,969,623.57
  • 12 Jun 1954 Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him at the time the youngest unmartyred saint in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2017, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged ten and nine at the time of their deaths, are declared as saints.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1954?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Steam Heat
  2. - I Understand
  3. - Green Years
  4. - Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight
  5. - Sh-Boom

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Secret Love
  2. - Cara Mia
  3. - Such A Night
  4. - Little Things Mean A Lot
  5. - Friends And Neighbours


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1954?

Dialogues Of Alfred North Whitehead by Lucien Price

Dialogues Of Alfred North Whitehead


Whitehead, a philosopher and scientist, is the man who traveled the most on the road that we all must take. This is Whitehead's conversation in his home, clearly recorded and clearly modeled.

Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier

Mary Anne


American du Maurier Classics fans are eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated reissue. Sunday Telegraph "Likely to rank among the best books by the author."

The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith

The Reason Why


The Charge of the Light Brigade was a tragic farce in British campaign history. Cecil Woodham Smith demonstrates that the responsibility for the deaths of soldiers is shared by both men and women.

I'Ll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth

I'Ll Cry Tomorrow


Lillian Roth, Mike Connolly, and Gerold Frank collaborated on I'll Cry Tomorrow. 1954 hardcover published in Hardcover by Frederick Fell, Inc.

The World In The Evening by Christopher Isherwood

The World In The Evening


Book by Christopher Isherwood