June 1970 in History

Events in History

  • 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 4 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • Jun 4 Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Jun 4 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
  • 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 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
  • Jun 9 Harry A Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Jun 11 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
  • 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 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.

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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 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
  • 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 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 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
  • 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 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Joshua Compston, art impressario
  • Jun 3 Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
  • Jun 6 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • Jun 8 Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
  • Jun 14 Todd Manning, fictional character (One Life to Live)
  • Jun 19 Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • Jun 20 Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
  • Jun 20 Andrea Nahles, German politician
  • Jun 20 Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst
  • Jun 22 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • Jun 25 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
  • Jun 30 Mark Grudzielanek, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Fran├žoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • Jun 4 Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • Jun 4 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • Jun 5 "Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54
  • Jun 5 Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69

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Jun 7 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Jun 8 Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
  • Jun 11 Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
  • Jun 11 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
  • Jun 11 William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • Jun 16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73

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Jun 21 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), dies from kidney failure while under house arrest at 68

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Jun 23 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 29 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64