What Happened on June 16, 1970

Historical Events

  • Kenneth A. Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • Race riots in Miami, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifton Collins Jr., American actor (Westworld), bornin Los Angeles, California
  • Cobi Jones, American soccer player and commentator (Los Angeles Galaxy.), born in Detroit, Michigan

Phil MickelsonPhil Mickelson (52 years old)

American golfer (6-time PGA Tour major winner, US Masters 2004, 06, 10), born in San Diego, California

Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Piccolo, American NFL football running back, 1965-69 (Chicago Bears), and subject of the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song", dies of cancer at 26
  • Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73
  • Heino Eller, Estonian composer (Koit (Dawn); Videvik (Twilight)), pedagogue (Tallinn Conservatory, 1940 -70), and teacher of Arvo Pärt, dies at 83

About June 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry