What Happened on June 1, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn reprimands Houston Astros pitcher Jim Bouton for writing memoir "Ball Four"

  • Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
1970 History

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
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

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

About June 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
  • UK #1 Song: Yellow River - Christie