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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 52 years, 7 months and 12 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