What Happened on June 4, 1970

Historical Events

  • 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • MLB San Diego Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
  • Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
  • WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • David Pybus, British extreme heavy metal bassist (Cradle Of Death), born in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England
  • Ekrem İmamoğlu, Turkish politician, Mayor of Istanbul (2019-), born in Akçaabat, Turkey
  • Gary Lynagh, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Richie Hawtin, British-Canadian electronic musician (Plastikman), born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Ronnie Harris, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

Famous Weddings

  • "When Harry Met Sally" actor Billy Crystal (22) weds guidance counselor Janice Goldfinger

Famous Deaths

  • Hjalmar Schcacht [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • Menasha Skulnik, comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78
  • Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), dies from pneumonia at 58
1970 Highlights

About June 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 1 day
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