On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon

Famous Birthdays

  • Izabella Scorupco, Bialystok Poland, actress (Golden Eye)
  • Martin Gelinas, Shawinigan, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Todd Burger, guard (Chicago Bears)

Famous Deaths

  • "Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54
  • Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69