On This Day

What Happened on June 7, 1970

Historical Events

  • 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
  • American jockey Bill Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 career win
  • French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Jan Kodeš wins his first major title; beats Željko Franulović of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-4, 6-
  • The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrei Kovalenko, Russian NHL right wing (Quebec, Montreal, Edmonton), born in Balakovo, Russia
  • Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • Mike Modano, Hockey Hall of Fame center (Dallas Stars; 8-time NHL All Star), born in Livonia, Michigan

Famous Deaths

Person of interestE. M. Forster

E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
1970 Highlights

About June 7, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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