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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1956.
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 1956: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1956?


Events

  • 01 Jun 1956 First international flight (to Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport - YUL) from the Atlanta Municipal Airport (ATL); now Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and currently the world's busiest airport)
  • 02 Jun 1956 Yugoslav President Tito visits Moscow
  • 03 Jun 1956 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
  • 04 Jun 1956 Speech by USSR leader Nikita Khrushchev blasting Josef Stalin made public.
  • 05 Jun 1956 Milton Berle Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 06 Jun 1956 In Singapore, chief minister David Marshall resigns after the breakdown of talks about internal self-government in London.
  • 07 Jun 1956 Singapore government of Marshall resigns
  • 08 Jun 1956 Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
  • 09 Jun 1956 Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
  • 10 Jun 1956 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
  • 11 Jun 1956 Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.
  • 13 Jun 1956 Shangri-La opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 14 Jun 1956 New Faces of 1956 opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • 15 Jun 1956 Eindhoven University of Technology is founded in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • 16 Jun 1956 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill Country Club - New York
  • 18 Jun 1956 Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as Brits leave Suez Canal
  • 19 Jun 1956 Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films
  • 20 Jun 1956 Venezuelan Super Constellation crashes in NJ, 74 killed
  • 21 Jun 1956 Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
  • 23 Jun 1956 Jimmy Durante Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 24 Jun 1956 Steve Allen Show, returns on NBC-TV
  • 25 Jun 1956 51 die in collision of Andrea Doria andStockholm (Cape Cod)
  • 28 Jun 1956 First atomic reactor built for private research operates in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • 29 Jun 1956 Federal interstate highway system act signed
  • 30 Jun 1956 Pipe Dream closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances

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Music charts

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Movies

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Country: United States of America

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States of America

Up in Mabel's Room

Up in Mabel's Room

Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Starring: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Harry Myers

Books

Which were the most popular books released in June 1956?
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The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

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Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary.

The Secret Of The Hittites by C.W. Ceram

The Secret Of The Hittites

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Hardcover book is good. Tight binding. Very readable.

Comfort Me With Apples by Peter De Vries

Comfort Me With Apples

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A laugh-out-loud novel about teenage pretensions and adult delusions from an author whom the New York Times has called “a Balzac of the station wagon set” Chick Swallow and his best

Island In The Sun by Alec Waugh

Island In The Sun

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First published in 1957, this tells of Santa Marta, which to the casual visitor is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage

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Written in 1955 by the then junior senator from the state of Massachusetts, John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage served as a clarion call to every American.