June 1955

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The following events occurred in June 1955:

June 1, 1955 (Wednesday)

June 2, 1955 (Thursday)

June 3, 1955 (Friday)

June 4, 1955 (Saturday)

June 5, 1955 (Sunday)

June 6, 1955 (Monday)

  • Born: Sam Simon, US filmmaker, in Los Angeles (d. 2015)

June 7, 1955 (Tuesday)

  • In Australia, the state of Victoria's Interim Bolte Ministry is sworn in.[3]
  • The television quiz program The $64,000 Question premieres on CBS-TV in the United States, with Hal March as the host.
  • Born: Tim Richmond, US race car driver, in Ashland, Ohio (d. 1989)

June 8, 1955 (Wednesday)

  • British ferry Mona's Isle collides with a fishing vessel and runs aground at Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK. The fishing vessel is cut in two and sinks with the loss of one of her three crew. Mona's Isle is later refloated.[4]
  • Born: Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist and inventor, in London

June 9, 1955 (Thursday)

June 10, 1955 (Friday)

June 11, 1955 (Saturday)

  • Le Mans disaster: Eighty-three people are killed and at least 100 are injured after two race cars collide in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans.
  • Died: Walter Hampden, 75, US actor; Pierre Levegh, 49, French racing driver

June 12, 1955 (Sunday)

June 13, 1955 (Monday)

  • Mir mine, the first diamond mine in the Soviet Union, is discovered by geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina and Viktor Avdeenko during the large Amakinsky Expedition in Yakut ASSR.

June 14, 1955 (Tuesday)

June 15, 1955 (Wednesday)

June 16, 1955 (Thursday)

June 17, 1955 (Friday)

June 18, 1955 (Saturday)

June 19, 1955 (Sunday)

  • British Navy vessel HMS Sidon sinks following the onboard explosion of a torpedo. Thirteen lives are lost.
  • Died: Adrienne Monnier, 63, French Modernist writer and publisher

June 20, 1955 (Monday)

  • A total solar eclipse of 7 min 8 sec duration, the longest between the 11th and 22nd centuries, visible in Southeast Asia. During the entire Second Millennium, only seven such eclipses exceed seven minutes of totality.

June 21, 1955 (Tuesday)

June 22, 1955 (Wednesday)

  • Soviet armed forces shoot down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait. The Soviet Union surprises the United States by paying half the damages and issuing a statement of regret even though the American plane clearly had violated Soviet airspace.[10]

June 23, 1955 (Thursday)

June 24, 1955 (Friday)

June 25, 1955 (Saturday)

  • The prototype of the Oberlerchner Mg 23 aircraft makes its first flight, resulting in an improved design.[13]

June 26, 1955 (Sunday)

June 27, 1955 (Monday)

June 28, 1955 (Tuesday)

June 29, 1955 (Wednesday)

June 30, 1955 (Thursday)

References

  1. Filmed on location September 1954. "The Seven Year Itch (1955)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2012-05-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Sheldon and Rabagliati - A Record of Grand Prix and Voiturette Racing, Volume 6, 1954-1959, 1987
  3. "Ministers of the Crown". Victorian Government Gazette. 7 June 1955. p. 1955:2803.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Steamer Aground After Collision" The Times (London). Thursday, 8 June 1955. (53242), col C, p. 6.
  5. National Archives of Australia, The Browne–Fitzpatrick privilege case, 1955 – Fact sheet 204
  6. Quentin Spurring. Le Mans 24 Hours: The Official History of the World’s Greatest Motor Race 1949-59. Haynes Publishing. ISBN 978-1844255375
  7. "Union Cycliste Internationale – Women – World Record" (PDF). Union Cycliste Internationale. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Fleming, Colin (28 November 2003). "Reissues: Glenn Gould - 'A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981' [review]". Goldmine 29 (24): 63.
  9. "June 18 Marks 50 Years of Disneyland Railroad". 2005-06-17. Retrieved 2005-06-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Isenberg, Michael T., Shield of the Republic: The United States Navy in an Era of Cold War and Violent Peace, Volume I: 1945-1962, New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-09911-8, p. 598.
  11. "East Preston Depot". Vicsig. Retrieved 16 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Our golden years". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 16 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Taylor, John W R (1966). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1966-67. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. p. 382.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Father of Freedom Charter dies". News24. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2016-01-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Pillay, Gerald J. (1993). Voices of Liberation: Albert Lutuli. HSRC Press. pp. 82–91. ISBN 0-7969-1356-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Second Knesset: Government 6
  17. "Four Killed In Air Crash". The Times (53261). London. 1955-07-01. p. 10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>