June 1959 calendar

June 1959

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1959.
The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Macmillan (Conservative), Pope John XXIII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1959: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1959?


  • 01 Jun 1959 2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area
  • 02 Jun 1959 Allen Ginsberg writes his poem Lysergic Acid, San Francisco
  • 03 Jun 1959 1st class graduates from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 05 Jun 1959 Bob Dylan graduates Hibbing HS in Minnesota
  • 07 Jun 1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • 08 Jun 1959 First official "missile mail" lands (Jacksonville, Florida, USA).
  • 09 Jun 1959 The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
  • 10 Jun 1959 Rocky Colovito hits four home runs in one game.
  • 11 Jun 1959 US Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book Lady Chatterley's Lover.
  • 12 Jun 1959 San Francisco Giants' Mike McCormick no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0 in five-inning game.
  • 13 Jun 1959 Sammy Kaye Show, last airs on ABC-TV
  • 14 Jun 1959 The Matterhorn Mountain with its Matterhorn Bobsleds ride opens in Fantasyland at Disneyland in California. It is the first thrill ride at Disneyland, and the first ride to use cylindrical rails and urethane wheels. The mountain is 147 feet high, 1/100th the height of the real Matterhorn mountain, and uses 2175 steel girders. Final cost of the attraction is US$1.5 million.
  • 17 Jun 1959 Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland
  • 18 Jun 1959 First telecast transmitted from England to US.
  • 19 Jun 1959 US Senate rejects President Dwight Eisenhower's appointment of Lewis Strauss for Secretary of Commerce.
  • 20 Jun 1959 A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
  • 22 Jun 1959 Along Came Jones by Coasters peaks at #9
  • 23 Jun 1959 A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
  • 26 Jun 1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavywgt boxing title
  • 27 Jun 1959 West Side Story closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • 28 Jun 1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
  • 29 Jun 1959 Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical On truth, unity, and peace, in charity
  • 30 Jun 1959 During a game in Wrigley Field, two balls are in play at same time.
  • 09 Jun 1959 The USS  is launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1959?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - The Battle Of New Orleans
  2. - Kansas City
  3. - Dream Lover
  4. - Personality
  5. - Quiet Village

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - A Fool Such As I / I Need Your Love Tonight
  2. - Roulette
  3. - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  4. - Dream Lover
  5. - It's Late


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1959?

My Brother Was An Only Child by Jack Douglas

My Brother Was An Only Child


Douglas, Jack

The Status Seekers by Vance Packard

The Status Seekers


"An explosive exploration into class behavior in America and hidden barriers that impact you, your community and your future."

Only In America by Harry Lewis Golden

Only In America


Harry Lewis, Book by Golden

Elizabeth The Great by Elizabeth Jenkins

Elizabeth The Great


This is a fascinating study of the Queen's and her court, their daily lives, concerns, topics for conversation, meals, living conditions, travels and successes, that places them in the historical context of 16th century.

Trouble In The Flesh by Max Wylie

Trouble In The Flesh


This rare antiquarian book is a facsimile of the original. It may have marks, marginalia, and other imperfections due to its age.