Historical Events on June 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV

Sport awardTennis Open

70th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Ilie Năstase (8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • 70th Women's French Open: Evonne Goolagong beats Helen Gourlay (6-3, 7-5)
  • Air West flight 706 collides with a US Marine Corps F-4B Phantom jet over Los Angeles killing all 49 aboard the DC-6 and the pilot of the F-4B

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays