On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)
  • Kerri Ann Buchberger, Russell Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • Mike Bartrum, tight end (New England Patriots)
  • Rich Manning, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Robert Brooks, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • Yann Tiersen, French musician

Famous Deaths

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