On This Day

June 7, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 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-

Birthdays in Sport

  • 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
1970 in Sport