What Happened on June 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
  • Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
  • WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pybus, British musician
  • Gary Lynagh, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Richie Hawtin, Canadian musician
  • Ronnie Harris, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Weddings

  • "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger

Famous Deaths

  • Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • Sonny Tufts, actor (Atomic Blonde, 7 Year Itch), dies at 58