On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1970

Historical Events

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

Sport awardFIFA 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

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • 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

  • Brandon Moore, American NFL tackle (NE Patriots), born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • John Roethlisberger, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Afton, Minnesota
  • Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"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

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

Famous Deaths

Person of interestSukarno

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

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia

1970 Highlights

About June 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer