Hans Remembers- Saturday June 13, 1970- 50 Years Ago.
- President Richard Milhous Nixon appointed a committee chaired by former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton- 41 days after the Kent State University shootings- The President’s Commission on Campus Unrest would consist of nine members- five white and four black. They would release their report in late September.
- Speaking of Kent State University- the campus reopened on this day for the first time since May 4th so that 1200 of the 1900 graduates of the class of 1970 could receive their diplomas. The rest of the semester had been canceled after the shootings which resulted in four deaths.
- The 20th and final Beatles #1 hit on the U.S. Billboard charts- “The Long And Winding Road” reached the #1 spot. The single would stay on top for 2 weeks. During The Beatles six year run in the United States their 20 #1 hits- averaged one #1 single every 3.7 months. The band had broken up in April. Their final album release Let It Be would also hit #1.
- Rivers Cuomo -front man and vocalist for Weezer was born in Manhattan, New York City. The alternative rock band has released 13 albums since 1994 and all have made it within the Top 25 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.