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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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Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Country: United States of America

Hamlet

Hamlet

Directed by: Grigori Kozintsev

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Country: United States of America

North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Country: United States of America

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Directed by: Elia Kazan

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

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1954?
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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 …

The Taft Story by William S. White

The Taft Story

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Taft Story, The, by White, William S.

Forty Plus And Fancy Free by Emily Kimbrough

Forty Plus And Fancy Free

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Non-Fiction, Travel, Adventure, American Literature, Women's Literature

Seven Years In Tibet by Heinrich Harrer

Seven Years In Tibet

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The astonishing adventure classic about life in Tibet just before the Chinese Communist takeover is now repackaged for a new generation of readers.In

Mr. Hobbs' Vacation by Edward Streeter

Mr. Hobbs' Vacation

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Book by F. Andrew Leslie, from the novel by Edward Streeter, Leslie, F. Andrew, Streeter, Edward