June 1955 in History

Events in History

  • 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 6 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1

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 9 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 10 1st separation of virus into component parts reported
  • Jun 11 1st magnesium jet airplane flies
  • 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 Pope Pius XII ex-communicates Argentine Pres Juan Peron
  • Jun 22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • Jun 22 US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 26 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa
  • Jun 27 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
  • Jun 29 Argentine state of siege ends

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Chantal Hochuli, Swiss-born socialite
  • Jun 4 Paul Stewart, English writer
  • Jun 7 Bill Koch, US skier, born in Brattleboro, Vermont,
  • Jun 7 William Koch, US skier (World Cup 1982)

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 11 Tony Allcock, English bowls player (World Singles Champion (1986-87, 2002), born in Leicestershire
  • Jun 13 Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
  • Jun 14 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
  • Jun 14 Michael D. Duvall, California State Assemblyman
  • Jun 15 Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
  • 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 23 Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
  • Jun 24 Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Guru of Siddha Yoga
  • Jun 26 Mary Margaret Brownie, RI, fictional ID of Prymaat (Coneheads)
  • Jun 27 Frank H G de Grave, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Jun 29 Charles J Precourt, Waltham Mass, astronaut (STS 55, 71, 84, sk:91)
  • Jun 29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist

Deaths in History

  • 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 16 Ozias Leduc, Quebec painter (b. 1864)
  • Jun 22 Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
  • Jun 29 Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73