Hans Remembers- Saturday June 6, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- The third race of horse racing’s Triple Crown- the Belmont Stakes was won by High Echelon ridden by jockey John Rotz- in 2 minutes and 34 seconds. For the first time since 1965 the three triple crown races were won by three different horses- Kentucky Derby- Dusk Commander, Preakness- Personality and Belmont- High Echelon.
- At tennis’s French Open – the second major tournament of the season- Margaret Court who had won the Australian Open earlier in the year defeated German Helga Niesson 6-2, 6-4.
- Two masterpiece paintings were stolen from the North London home of British philanthropist Mathilda Marks-Kennedy- the paintings were Paul Gauguin’s “A Still Life of Apple and Grapes” and Pierre Bonnard’s “Les Deux Sauteuils”-aka “The Two Chairs.” The paintings would eventually be found in 2014 in the home of an Italian auto worker who was unaware of their value. By 2014 the two works together would be valued at $50 million.