On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • 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
  • Andrea Congreaves, WNBA forward/center (Charlotte Sting)
  • Carl Everett, baseball player
  • Esther Hart, Dutch singer
  • Evgeni Berzin, Russian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1994), born in Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast
  • Julie Masse, French Canadian singer
  • Lanee Butler, mistral sailboat sailor (Olymp-11th-1996), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Peter Newton, Kailua Hawaii, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Peter TÃĪgtgren, Swedish musician (Hypocrisy) and producer

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian Conan Doyle, youngest son of Arthur Conan Doyle, dies at 59
  • Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Frisian farmer and writer, dies at 70
  • H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
1970 Highlights

About June 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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