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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1954?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1954 Emile Zatopek runs record 6 mile: (27:59.2) / 10,000m (28:54.2)
  • 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 (JF Dulles & United Fruit Co)
  • 18 Jun 1954 Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán 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 (3:58.0)
  • 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 (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)
  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Country: United States of America

The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Country: United States of America

Them!

Them!

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Country: United States of America

Magnificent Obsession

Magnificent Obsession

Release year: 1954

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger

Country: United States of America

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1954?
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The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes

The Desperate Hours

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A Play, base on the novel of the same name. The story of a prison escape set in Indiana. Book includes set designs, lighting instructions, etc.

Life Is Worth Living by Fulton J. Sheen

Life Is Worth Living

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Bishop Fulton Sheen's renowned and inspiring television series, Life Is Worth Living, was watched by millions of viewers from all walks of life and every religious belief.

Bless This House by Norah Lofts

Bless This House

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The beautiful house was built for a pirate rewarded by Good Queen Bess for the plunder that he brought home. But tragedy was born within its walls before Thomas Rowhedge even

Madame De Pompadour by Nancy Mitford

Madame De Pompadour

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When Madame de Pompadour became the mistress of Louis XV, no one expected her to retain his affections for long. A member of the bourgeoisie rather than an aristocrat, she was

The Man Who Never Was by Ewen Montagu

The Man Who Never Was

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In the graveyard of the Spanish town of Huelva there lies a British subject. As he died, alone, in the foggy damp of England in the late autumn of 1942, he little thought he would lie under the sunny skies …