On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1970

Historical Events

  • "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
  • 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? 50 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini