On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1970

Historical Events

  • "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV

Historic Event

Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in Democratic primary in New York

Music History

Rocker and singer Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker

Famous Birthdays

  • A C Earl, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Mike Bartrum, tight end (New England Patriots)
  • Robert Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Longest pass reception in NFL history, 99 yards; Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • Yann Tiersen, French musician

Famous Deaths

  • Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
1970 Highlights

About June 23, 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: Cancer