June 1955 calendar

June 1955

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1955.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1955: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1955?


  • 01 Jun 1955 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
  • 02 Jun 1955 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between the two countries, discontinued since 1948.
  • 03 Jun 1955 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 04 Jun 1955 Mickey Rooney Show, TV comedy last airs on NBC
  • 05 Jun 1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 06 Jun 1955 Bill Haley and The Comets' song "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1.
  • 07 Jun 1955 $64,000 Question premieres on CBS TV
  • 08 Jun 1955 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
  • 10 Jun 1955 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 11 Jun 1955 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
  • 12 Jun 1955 Mr Peepers (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 13 Jun 1955 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans, France.
  • 14 Jun 1955 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 15 Jun 1955 Australia score 8-758 vs. West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
  • 16 Jun 1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 18 Jun 1955 3 for Tonight closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 19 Jun 1955 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic Country Club - San Francisco
  • 20 Jun 1955 Almost Crazy opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 22 Jun 1955 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • 24 Jun 1955 Harmon Killebrew hits his first home run (off Billy Hoeff).
  • 25 Jun 1955 Can Can closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
  • 26 Jun 1955 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade
  • 27 Jun 1955 Julius LaRosa Show, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 29 Jun 1955 Argentine state of siege ends
  • 30 Jun 1955 Johnny Carson Show, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 16 Jun 1955 In a futile effort to topple Argentine President Juan Perón, rogue aircraft pilots of the Argentine Navy drop several bombs upon an unarmed crowd demonstrating in favor of Perón in Buenos Aires, killing 364 and injuring at least 800. At the same time on the ground, some soldiers attempt to stage a coup but are suppressed by loyal forces.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1955?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Hard To Get
  2. - Something's Gotta Give
  3. - Unchained Melody
  4. - Learnin' The Blues
  5. - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  2. - Unchained Melody
  3. - Dreamboat
  4. - Unchained Melody
  5. - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1955?

Onions In The Stew by Betty MacDonald

Onions In The Stew


Betty MacDonald's books have taught me much about tolerance and friendship, even though I am an adult in my 20's.

Essays In The Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann

Essays In The Public Philosophy


Politics. First edition. The blue cloth covers are rubbed at the corners and spine ends. There is a faint glass ring on one side. Pages toned, interior clean and tight.

The Thorn Tree by Nelia Gardner White

The Thorn Tree


Published for the first time by Viking Press in April 1955.

Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift From The Sea


This beloved classic, graceful, lucid, and lyrical by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, shares her reflections on youth, age, love, marriage, peace, solitude, and contentment. She set them down during a workshop.

The Family Of Man by Edward Steichen

The Family Of Man


The Family of Man, a photograph exhibition that was hailed as the best ever, opened in New York at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955.