Historical Events in June 1970

  • Jun 1 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • Jun 1 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
  • Jun 1 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
  • Jun 1 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player & swallows his tongue
  • Jun 3 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • Jun 3 Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban
  • Jun 4 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • Jun 4 SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
  • Jun 4 Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Jun 4 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 4 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
  • Jun 5 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 5 Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jun 5 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon
  • Jun 6 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
  • Jun 7 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
  • Jun 7 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
  • Jun 7 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 7 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
  • Jun 7 69th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Zeljko Franulovic (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • Jun 7 69th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Helga Niessen Masthoff (6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • Jun 9 Argentine milt junta under lt-gen Lanusse drives out pres Ongania

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Jun 9 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 9 Harry A Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Jun 11 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
  • Jun 12 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0

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Jun 12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • Jun 13 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 13 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • Jun 13 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Jun 14 Cincinnati Red Stockings loses 1st game after winning 130 straight
  • Jun 15 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
  • Jun 16 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
  • Jun 16 Race riots in Miami Florida

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Jun 17 Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Jun 17 Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
  • Jun 18 Edward Heath's Conservative Party win the General Election in UK, replacing the Labour Party
  • Jun 19 A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
  • Jun 19 Conservatives led by Edward Heath win British parliamentary election
  • Jun 19 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
  • Jun 19 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
  • Jun 19 The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
  • Jun 20 "Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV

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Jun 20 British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 20 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
  • Jun 21 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
  • Jun 21 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy, 4-1 to win Football's 9th World Cup in Mexico City
  • Jun 21 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
  • Jun 21 Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jun 22 President Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)
  • Jun 22 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • Jun 22 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • Jun 22 Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry
  • Jun 23 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • Jun 23 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
  • Jun 23 Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jun 24 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
  • Jun 24 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs
  • Jun 24 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
  • Jun 24 US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Jun 26 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
  • Jun 26 Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army
  • Jun 27 Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists
  • Jun 28 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • Jun 28 Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
  • Jun 29 US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2