On This Day

June 1953 in History

Events in History


CrownRoyal Coronation

Jun 2 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jun 5 Denmark adopts a new constitution
  • Jun 5 US Senate rejects China People's Republic membership to UN
  • Jun 7 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston Massachusetts)
  • Jun 7 Mary Terrell wins struggle to end segregation in Washington, D.C. restaurants
  • Jun 8 Cluster of 6 tornadoes touches down in Flint, Michigan killing 113
  • Jun 8 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
  • Jun 9 South African premier D. F. Malan visits the Netherlands
  • Jun 9 Worcester County tornado (94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless)
  • Jun 13 Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 & 7-44) v Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Eisenhower condemns McCarthy's book burning proposal

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jun 14 Military coup by General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia
  • Jun 15 NYC Transit Authority forms
  • Jun 17 Riots in East Germany for reunification

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Jun 17 US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stays executions of spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day their 14th anniversary

Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Jun 18 Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
  • Jun 18 USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
  • Jun 19 Albert W Dent elected president of US National Health Council
  • Jun 25 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
  • Jun 25 86°F in Anchorage, Alaska

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Jun 26 Lavrentiy Beria, one of the trio of Russian leaders after Stalin's death and the former secret police chief, is ousted from power and arrested

Head of the Soviet Secret Police Lavrentiy Beria
Head of the Soviet Secret Police
Lavrentiy Beria
  • Jun 27 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
  • Jun 30 1st Chevrolet Corvette manufactured

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)
  • Jun 4 Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser), born in Shikama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Jun 6 Ken Calvert, American politician (Rep-R-California 1993-), born in Corona, California
  • Jun 6 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician
  • Jun 10 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • Jun 12 Allan Weiner, American pirate radio station owner, born in Yonkers, New York
  • Jun 14 Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician (Member of the New Zealand Parliament for East Coast), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestXi Jinping

Jun 15 Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (2012-) and President of the People's Republic of China (2013-), born in Beijing

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • Jun 20 Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 20 Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW Sauber)

Person of interestBenazir Bhutto

Jun 21 Benazir Bhutto, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
  • Jun 24 Ivo Lill, Estonian artist

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 15 Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke

Deaths in History

  • Jun 9 Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
  • Jun 16 Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80

BattleEthel Rosenberg

Jun 19 Ethel Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed (in 5 tries) at Sing Sing, NY, for espionage at 37

Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg

BattleJulius Rosenberg

Jun 19 Julius Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed at Sing Sing, NY for espionage at 35

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • Jun 20 Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
  • Jun 30 Charles William Miller, father of football in Brazil (b. 1874)