What Happened on June 21, 1970

Historical Events

  • Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412

  • US Open Men's Golf Hazeltine National GC: Englishman Tony Jacklin shoots sub-par in all 4 rounds on his way to a 7-stroke win ahead of Dave Hill

Famous Birthdays

  • John Roethlisberger, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Afton, Minnesota
  • Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings

Jim Morrison

"The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Famous Deaths

SukarnoSukarno (1901-1970)

1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), dies from kidney failure while under house arrest at 68

1970 Highlights

About June 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Love You Save/I Found That Girl - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry