June 1956 calendar

June 1956

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1956?


  • 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
  • 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
  • 23 Jun 1956 The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1956?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - Moonglow And Theme From Picnic
  2. - Walk Hand In Hand

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - I'll Be Home
  2. - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  3. - No Other Love
  4. - Lost John / Stewball
  5. - All Star Hit Parade (EP)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1956?

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman


The fictionalized biography of Ci-xi, the last Empress of China, Imperial Woman, is based on her life as a concubine to the Xianfeng Emperor. He died in his role as the de facto head.

Sickles The Incredible by W.A. Swanberg

Sickles The Incredible


Swanberg, W. A.

The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

The Last Hurrah


Inspired by James M. Curley's career, O'Connor's 1956 account on big-city politics portrays O'Connor's Irish-American political boss, a demagogue, and rogue, but he deeply understands his constituents.

Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage


John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage was written in 1955 by the junior senator of Massachusetts. It served as a clear call to all Americans.

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit


The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit was a classic that captured the spirit of a generation. It was first published in 1955. Its title, like Fahrenheit 451 and Catch-22, has been a part America's cultural vocabulary.