June 1970 calendar

June 1970

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1970.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1970: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1970?


  • 01 Jun 1970 Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • 02 Jun 1970 Norway announces that it has rich oil deposits off its North Sea coast.
  • 03 Jun 1970 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • 04 Jun 1970 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • 05 Jun 1970 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Jun 1970 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
  • 07 Jun 1970 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young and Susan Hampshire
  • 08 Jun 1970 Players and management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • 09 Jun 1970 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University
  • 11 Jun 1970 US leaves Wheelus Air Force Base Libya.
  • 12 Jun 1970 Pittsburgh Pirates' player Dock Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0.
  • 13 Jun 1970 In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in the UK
  • 14 Jun 1970 Cincinnati Red Stockings loses first game after winning 130 straight.
  • 15 Jun 1970 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
  • 16 Jun 1970 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • 17 Jun 1970 Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera
  • 18 Jun 1970 United Kingdom general election, 1970: the Conservative Party wins and Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister, ousting the Labour government of Harold Wilson after nearly six years in power. The election result was something of a surprise, as most of the opinion polls had predicted a third successive Labour win.
  • 19 Jun 1970 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
  • 20 Jun 1970 Ray Stevens Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 21 Jun 1970 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National, Minnesota
  • 22 Jun 1970 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • 23 Jun 1970 Red Skelton Show, last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • 24 Jun 1970 Catch 22 opens in movie theaters
  • 26 Jun 1970 Frank Robinson hits two grand slams as Baltimore Orioles beat Washington Senators 12-2.
  • 28 Jun 1970 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • 29 Jun 1970 US ends two month military offensive into Cambodia.
  • 30 Jun 1970 Colorado State College changes its name to University of Northern Colorado.
  • 04 Jun 1970 Tonga gains independence from the British Empire.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1970?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Everything Is Beautiful
  2. - The Long And Winding Road
  3. - The Love You Save
  4. - Which Way You Goin' Billy?
  5. - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - In The Summertime
  2. - Yellow River
  3. - Back Home
  4. - Groovin' With Mr Bloe
  5. - All Right Now


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1970?

Operation Overflight by Francis Gary Powers

Operation Overflight


Pilot Francis Gary Powers, who was released from a Russian prison in 1962 has revealed the whole story of the most dramatic Cold War espionage case.

The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin

The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight


Funny western

Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

Travels With My Aunt


"I met Aunt Augusta the first time at my mother’s funeral ..." Graham Greene described it as "the only book that I have written for fun," Travels with My

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings


This book is as joyful and painful as it is mysterious and unforgettable as childhood. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings captures loneliness and the brutal insult of children.

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman


The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles's most loved and bestselling work internationally, is a masterful feat of seductive storytelling. It effectively reinvents the Victorian novel.