On This Day

What Happened in June 1970

Historical Events

  • 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 3 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • Jun 3 Ray Davies of The 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 San Diego 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, Montana (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 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Helga Niessen Niessen of Germany 6-2, 6-4 for 2nd leg of her successful Grand Slam
  • Jun 7 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win

  • Jun 7 American jockey Bill Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 career win
  • Jun 7 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Jan Kodeš wins his first major title; beats Željko Franulović of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-4, 6-
  • Jun 8 Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • Jun 9 Argentine military junta under lt gen Lanusse ousts President Ongania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
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

Music concertMusic Concert

Jun 12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
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

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 15 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Shirley Englehorn wins her only major title; beats 1967 champion Kathy Whitworth by 4 strokes in an 18-hole playoff

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jun 16 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
  • Jun 16 Race riots in Miami Florida

InventionHistoric Invention

Jun 17 Edwin Land patents the Polaroid camera

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Jun 17 Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 18 Edward Heath's Conservative Party win the General Election in UK, replacing the Labour Party

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 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
  • Jun 20 British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)
  • Jun 20 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
  • Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf Hazeltine National GC: Englishman Tony Jacklin shoots sub-par in all 4 rounds on his way to a 7-stroke win ahead of Dave Hill

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

Jun 21 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Jun 21 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 President Richard Nixon signs extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that requires voting age at 18 in all federal, state, and local elections

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Rocker and singer Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker
  • 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 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Joshua Compston, English art impressario, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 1 Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress , born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 1 Alexi Lalas, American soccer defender (96 caps; NE Revolution, LA Galaxy), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Jun 1 Karen Mulder, Dutch supermodel, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • Jun 1 R. Madhavan, Indian actor (Run, 3 Idiots), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • Jun 2 Andy McCollum, NFL center/guard (New Orleans Saints), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jun 2 Eric Riley, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 2 Marty Mcinnis, American NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • Jun 2 Mike Kelly, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 B-Real, American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 2 Karen Mok, Hong Kong actress and singer (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Hong Kong
  • Jun 3 Andrea Congreaves, WNBA forward/center (Charlotte Sting)
  • Jun 3 Carl Everett, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Lanee Butler, mistral sailboat sailor (Olymp-11th-1996), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jun 3 Peter Newton, Kailua Hawaii, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 3 Esther Hart, Dutch singer
  • Jun 3 Julie Masse, French Canadian singer
  • Jun 3 Peter Tägtgren, Swedish musician (Hypocrisy) and producer
  • Jun 3 Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
  • Jun 3 Evgeni Berzin, Russian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1994), born in Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast
  • Jun 4 Gary Lynagh, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 4 Ronnie Harris, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 4 Richie Hawtin, Canadian musician, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Jun 4 David Pybus, British musician
  • Jun 4 Ekrem İmamoğlu, Turkish politician, Mayor of Istanbul (2019-) , born in Akçaabat, Turkey
  • Jun 5 Izabella Scorupco, Bialystok Poland, actress (Golden Eye)
  • Jun 5 Martin Gelinas, Shawinigan, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jun 5 Todd Burger, guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 6 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • Jun 6 Albert Ferrer, Spanish soccer defender, coach (Spain 36 caps, FC Barcelona, Chelsea), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Jun 7 Andrei Kovalenko, Russian NHL right wing (Quebec, Montreal, Edmonton), born in Balakovo, Russia
  • Jun 7 Mike Modano, Hockey Hall of Fame center (Dallas Stars; 8-time NHL All Star), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • Jun 8 Troy Vincent, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 8 Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
  • Jun 9 Harry Van Hofwegen, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • Jun 9 Russ Romaniuk, Winnipeg, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Jun 10 Laurel Korholz, La Jolla California, rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jun 10 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • Jun 11 Brock Marion, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Jun 11 Bill Selby, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Monroeville, Alabama
  • Jun 11 Chris Rice, American singer-songwriter, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • Jun 12 Damon Buford, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 12 Lee Mayberry, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jun 12 Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor (Andromeda), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Jun 13 Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder), born in Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Jun 13 Lance Ringnald, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jun 13 Shaun Young, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian all-rounder, Young Aust 1995), born in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
  • Jun 13 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • Jun 14 Todd Manning, fictional character portrayed by Roger Howarth and Trevor St. John from US daytime drama "One Life to Live", is born
  • Jun 14 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • Jun 15 Amanda Cromwell, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 15 Janie Eickhoff Quigley, American cyclist, born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 15 Zan Tabak, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jun 15 Leah Remini, American actress
  • Jun 15 Gaëlle Méchaly, French soprano
  • Jun 16 Michael Husted, NFL place kicker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Person of interestPhil Mickelson

Jun 16 Phil Mickelson, American golfer (5-time PGA Tour major winner, US Masters 2004, 06, 10), born in San Diego, California

  • Jun 16 Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
  • Jun 16 Cobi Jones, American soccer player
  • Jun 17 Jason Hanson, American NFL kicker (Detroit Lions), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jun 17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • Jun 17 Stéphane Fiset, Canadian NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 17 Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian (The Last Man on Earth), born in Alameda County, California
  • Jun 17 Michael Showalter, American comedian (Stella), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Jun 18 Greg Yaitanes, American television and film director
  • Jun 19 Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 19 Claire Mitchell-Taverner, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 19 Leonard Humphries, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • Jun 19 Quincy Dushawn Watts, 400m runner, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 19 Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jun 19 Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • Jun 19 Brian Welch, American guitarist
  • Jun 19 Antonis Remos, Greek singer
  • Jun 20 Shay-Oren Smadja, Israeli men's half middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Ofakim, Israel
  • Jun 20 Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, born in Rabat, Morocco
  • Jun 20 Andrea Nahles, German politician, Leader of Social Democratic Party (2018-), born in Mendig, West Germany
  • Jun 20 Michelle Reis, Hong Kong actress (Fallen Angels), born in Hong Kong
  • Jun 21 Brandon Moore, American NFL tackle (NE Patriots), born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 21 John Roethlisberger, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Afton, Minnesota
  • Jun 21 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 22 Anne "Annie" Summertime Kakela, US rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jun 22 David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • Jun 22 Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Jun 22 Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies)
  • Jun 22 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • Jun 23 A C Earl, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jun 23 Kerri Ann Buchberger, Russell Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 23 Mike Bartrum, tight end (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 23 Robert Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Longest pass reception in NFL history, 99 yards; Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Jun 23 Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • Jun 23 Yann Tiersen, French musician
  • Jun 24 Carlos Yancy, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • Jun 24 Glenn Medeiros, singer (Someday Love)
  • Jun 25 Aaron Sele, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Jun 25 Lucy Benjamin, British actress (EastEnders), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Jun 25 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author, born in Carmel, California
  • Jun 25 Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete (Olympic Gold 2000), born in Võru, Estonia
  • Jun 25 Roope Latvala, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom), born in Helsinki, Finland

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 4 "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood (22) weds Jenny Boyd (23)

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

LoveWedding of Interest

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • Jun 2 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team, dies in a car crash at 32
  • Jun 2 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • Jun 3 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Frisian farmer and writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • Jun 3 Adrian Conan Doyle, youngest son of Arthur Conan Doyle, dies at 59
  • Jun 4 Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • Jun 4 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • Jun 4 Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • Jun 4 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), dies from pneumonia at 58
  • 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

Person of interestE. M. Forster

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 Aleksander Kerensky, Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government (1917), dies at 89
  • Jun 11 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
  • Jun 11 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
  • Jun 11 Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), accidentally electrocutes himself at 55
  • Jun 11 Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931)
  • 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
  • Jun 16 Heino Eller, Estonian composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
  • Jun 17 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), dies at 74

Person of interestSukarno

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
Sukarno
  • Jun 23 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 27 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • Jun 29 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64