What Happened on June 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)
  • Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment

Famous Birthdays

  • Anette Michel, Mexican actress
  • Ann Marsh, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Monica Potter, American actress
  • Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38

Famous Deaths

  • Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-land accident), dies at 43
  • Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies at 35