What Happened in June 1955

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Habib Bourguiba ends exile from Tunisia
  • Jun 2 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
  • Jun 3 KLFY TV channel 10 in Lafayette, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 4 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 54th Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson (2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • Jun 4 54th Women's French Championships: Angela Mortimer beats Dorothy Knode (2-6, 7-5, 10-8)
  • Jun 5 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 6 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1
  • Jun 7 "$64,000 Question" premieres on CBS TV

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jun 7 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jun 7 India premier Nehru visit USSR
  • Jun 8 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
  • Jun 9 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 9 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 10 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
  • Jun 10 KWEX TV channel 41 in San Antonio, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 11 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
  • Jun 11 87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29
  • Jun 11 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)
  • Jun 12 "Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • Jun 12 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • Jun 13 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
  • Jun 14 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Jun 15 Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
  • Jun 15 The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
  • Jun 16 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 16 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron
  • Jun 18 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • Jun 19 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF
  • Jun 19 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • Jun 19 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history
  • Jun 20 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • Jun 22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • Jun 22 US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea

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Jun 23 Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Jun 24 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)
  • Jun 24 5th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Rats" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
  • Jun 25 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
  • Jun 25 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 26 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
  • Jun 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 27 "Julius LaRosa Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 27 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
  • Jun 29 Argentine state of siege ends
  • Jun 30 "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Chiyonofuji, sumo wrestler
  • Jun 1 Lorraine Moller, Boulder Colo, NZ athelete (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 1 Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas
  • Jun 2 Dennis Haysbert, San Mateo California, actor (Code Red)
  • Jun 2 Gary Grimes, SF, actor (Summer of '42, Class of '44)
  • Jun 2 Dana Carvey, Missoula MT, comedian (SNL, Garth-Wayne's World)
  • Jun 2 Chantal Hochuli, Swiss-born socialite
  • Jun 4 Paul Stewart, English writer
  • Jun 4 Mary Testa, American stage actress
  • Jun 5 Edino Nazareth Filho, Brazilian football player
  • Jun 6 Sandra Bernhard, actress (King of Comedy, Nancy-Roseanne), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Bill Koch, US skier, born in Brattleboro, Vermont,
  • Jun 7 Joey Scarbury, Ontario California, singer (Greatest American Hero)
  • Jun 7 William Koch, US skier (World Cup 1982)
  • Jun 7 William Forsythe, American actor
  • Jun 8 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
  • Jun 8 James Jonathan Sylvers, rocker

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor of the World Wide Web, born in London

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Jun 8 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • Jun 10 Andrew Stevens, actor (Seduction, Boys in Company C, Fury), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jun 11 Tony Allcock, English bowls player (World Singles Champion (1986-87, 2002), born in Leicestershire
  • Jun 11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower
  • Jun 13 Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
  • Jun 14 Kim Lankford, Montebello California, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
  • Jun 14 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • Jun 14 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 14 Michael D. Duvall, California State Assemblyman
  • Jun 15 Cathy Morse, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 15 Julie Hagerty, actress (Airplane, Princesses), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 15 Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
  • Jun 15 Polly Draper, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jun 16 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • Jun 16 Laurie Metcalf, Carbonville Illinois, actress (Jackie-Roseanne)
  • Jun 16 Simon Bailey, priest, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Jun 17 Gail Jones, Australian author
  • Jun 21 David Marshall Grant, Westport CT, actor (Legs, French Postcards)
  • Jun 21 Leigh J McCloskey, actor (Dallas, Executive Suite, Gen Hosp), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 21 Michel Platini, French footballer
  • Jun 22 LeAnn Cassaday, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 23 Debbie Boostrom, Peoria ILL, playmate (Aug, 1981)
  • Jun 23 Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
  • Jun 23 Glenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits and Danzig)
  • Jun 23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • Jun 23 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Loren Lloyd Roberts, San Luis Obispo CA, PGA golfer (Nestle-1994, 95)
  • Jun 24 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • Jun 24 Betsy Randle, American actress
  • Jun 25 Michael Sabatino, California, actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful)
  • Jun 26 Mary Margaret Brownie, RI, fictional ID of Prymaat (Coneheads)
  • Jun 26 Mick Jones, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • Jun 27 Frank H G de Grave, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Jun 27 Isabelle Adjani, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Mitch Addock, Macon MS, Nike golfer (1992 BC Open-11th)
  • Jun 28 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • Jun 28 Shirley Cheriton, English actress
  • Jun 28 Eric Gates, English footballer
  • Jun 28 Thomas Hampson, American baritone
  • Jun 29 Charles J Precourt, Waltham Mass, astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91)
  • Jun 29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
  • Jun 30 Mark MacDonald, horse trainer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 18 Former World No. 1 tennis player Lew Hoad (20) weds tennis player Jenny Staley (21) at St Mary's Church in Wimbledon, England

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Jun 26 Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 F Melius Christiansen, composer, dies at 84
  • Jun 1 Theo Frenkel, actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies
  • Jun 3 Barbara Graham, American murderer (b. 1923)
  • Jun 6 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (b. 1875)
  • Jun 11 Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • Jun 11 Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Walter Hampden, actor (Sabrina, 5 Fingers, Vagabond King), dies at 75
  • Jun 16 Ozias Leduc, Quebec painter (b. 1864)
  • Jun 18 Walter Rein, German composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 18 Willy Burkhard, composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 22 Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
  • Jun 22 Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
  • Jun 29 Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73