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 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 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 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
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
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 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

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 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
  • Jun 21 FIFA World Cup Final: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win three times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412 at Azteca Stadium, Mexico City
  • 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
  • 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 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

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 129

  • Jun 1 Joshua Compston, English art impressario, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 1 Raylee Johnson, Amerian NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 1 Scott Couper, Scottish WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 1 Shane Matthews, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Cleveland, Mississippi
  • Jun 1 Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress , born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jun 1 Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, 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 Randy Fuller, American NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • 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 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 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 Randy Jordan, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 6 Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist
  • Jun 6 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • Jun 6 Albert Ferrer, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 6 Anthony Norris, American professional wrestler
  • Jun 7 Andrei Kovalenko, Gorky Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton)
  • Jun 7 Chad Fann, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • Jun 7 Mike Modano, NHL forward (Team USA, Dallas Stars), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Cafu, Brazilian football player
  • 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 David Wilson, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 10 Laurel Korholz, La Jolla California, rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jun 10 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • Jun 11 Brock Marion, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jun 11 Roman Kontsek, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Jun 11 William Selby, Monroeville MI, infielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jun 11 Chris Rice, American singer-songwriter, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • Jun 12 Damon Buford, outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 12 Lee Mayberry, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Jun 12 Gordon Michael Woolvett, Canadian actor
  • Jun 13 Chris Cairns, cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder)
  • Jun 13 Lance Ringnald, US gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jun 13 Shaun Young, cricketer (Tasmanian all-rounder, Young Aust 1995)
  • Jun 13 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)
  • Jun 13 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
  • Jun 14 Simone Eden [Howe], American playmate (Feb, 1989), born in Arcadia, California
  • 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, 3 x Masters), born in San Diego, California

  • Jun 16 Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
  • Jun 16 Cobi Jones, American soccer player
  • Jun 17 Arnold Ale, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 17 Jason Hanson, NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • Jun 17 Stephane Fiset, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 17 Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian
  • Jun 17 Michael Showalter, American comedian
  • 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 Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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, [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 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, Russian premier (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 cricketer (one Test for NZ 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
  • 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