On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1970

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
  • Cobi Jones, American soccer player
  • Michael Husted, NFL place kicker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Person of interestPhil Mickelson

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


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, dies at 83
1970 Highlights

About June 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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