What Happened on June 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • 1st artificial gene synthesized

Music History

Ray Davies of The Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban

Famous Birthdays

  • Ammon McNeely, American rock climber (holds most speed climbing records)
  • Andrea Congreaves, British WNBA player (Charlotte Sting), born in Epsom, England
  • Carl Everett, baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Evgeni Berzin, Russian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1994), born in Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast
  • Julie Masse, French Canadian singer (Circle of One), born in Greenfield Park, Quebec
  • Peter Newton, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Kailua, Hawaii
  • Peter Tägtgren, Swedish heavy metal musician (Hypocrisy) and producer, bjorn in Grangärde, Sweden
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian Conan Doyle, youngest son of Arthur Conan Doyle, dies at 59
  • Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Frisian farmer and writer, dies at 70
  • Hjalmar Schacht, German economist, banker and politician (co-founder German Democratic Party), dies at 93

About June 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
  • UK #1 Song: Yellow River - Christie