Historical Events in June 1955

  • Jun 1 Tunisian nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba returns to Tunisia after imprisonment and exile in France
  • 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

Sports History

Jun 3 Stan Musial hits his 300th HR

  • Jun 4 "Mickey Rooney Show" TV comedy last airs on NBC

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 4 French Championships Men's Tennis: Defending champion Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson of Sweden 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2

  • Jun 4 French Championships Women's Tennis: Angela Mortimer of England beats American Dorothy Knode 2-6, 7-5, 10-8 for her first Grand Slam singles title

Sports History

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

  • Jun 7 "$64,000 Question" hosted by Hal March, premieres on CBS TV

TV Show Appearance

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

Historic Event

Jun 7 India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visit USSR

Sports History

Jun 8 L.A. Dodgers option pitcher (and future Baseball Hall of Fame manager) Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for future Hall of Famer, pitcher Sandy Koufax

  • Jun 9 Temperature reaches 100°F in Seattle, Washington, the then hottest day on record
  • 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 Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)
  • Jun 12 Monitor (full weekend program) begins on NBC radio network
  • Jun 12 TV comedy "Mister Peepers" starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC
  • 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 15 The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rome the rights to host the 1960 Summer Olympic Games
  • Jun 18 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • Jun 19 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
  • Jun 19 Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 1-0 in 15 innings; ties longest shutout in club history

US Golf Open

Jun 19 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic CC: Jack Fleck wins an 18-hole playoff by 3 strokes to claim his only major title and deny Ben Hogan a record fifth US Open title

  • Jun 20 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music History

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

Historic Event

Jun 22 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy

  • Jun 22 US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea

Film Release

Jun 22 Walt Disney's animated film "Lady & the Tramp" released

  • Jun 24 5th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Rats" wins Golden Bear (audience vote)

Baseball Event

Jun 24 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st HR (off Billy Hoeff)

  • Jun 25 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
  • Jun 25 "Imogene Coca Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Historic Event

Jun 25 Notre Dame du Haut chapel designed by Le Corbusier is consecrated in Ronchamp, France

  • Jun 26 Freedom Charter signed in South Africa

Sports History

Jun 26 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Patty Berg wins her 5th WO title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs and Fay Croker; first WO played at stroke play

  • 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

Television Debut

Jun 30 "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV