On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1970

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
MLB Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn
  • Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexi Lalas, American soccer defender (96 caps; NE Revolution, LA Galaxy), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Joshua Compston, English art impresario, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Karen Mulder, Dutch supermodel, born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands
  • R. Madhavan, Indian actor (Run, 3 Idiots), born in Jamshedpur, India
  • Rene Liu "Milk Tea", Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan

Famous Deaths

  • Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
1970 Highlights

About June 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini