June 1 - New Zealand's first television station begins broadcasting in the city of Auckland.
June 5 - Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.
June 7 - U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy wins the California Democratic primary.
June 9 - Typhoon Mary kills 1,600 people in China.
June 15 - Violent demonstrations at Tokyo University result in 182 arrests, 589 injuries.
- The BC Ferries company, later to become the second-largest ferry operator in the world, commences service between
Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, British Columbia, Canada.
June 19 - The Associated Broadcasting Company (now TV5) is founded in the Philippines.
June 20 - The short-lived Mali Federation, consisting of the Sudanese Republic (now the Republic of Mali) and Senegal,
gains independence from France.
June 23 - The Japanese prime minister, Nobusuke Kishi, announces his resignation.
June 24 - Joseph Kasavubu is elected as the first President of the independent Congo.
June 26 - The State of Somaliland (the former British Somaliland protectorate) receives its independence from the
United Kingdom. Five days later, it unites as scheduled with the Trust Territory of Somalia (the former Italian Somaliland)
to form the Somali Republic.
- The Malagasy Republic, now Madagascar, becomes independent from France
June 30 - The Belgian Congo receives its independence from Belgium as the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville).
A civil war followed closely on the heels of this.
- Public demonstrations by democratic and left forces, against Italian government support of the post-fascist Italian Social
Movement, are heavily suppressed by police. (source: Wikipedia)