On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1970

Historical Events

  • Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Richard Nixon signs extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that requires voting age at 18 in all federal, state, and local elections

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne "Annie" Summertime Kakela, US rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Steven Page, Canadian singer/songwriter (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
1970 Highlights

About June 22, 1970

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

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer