June 1971 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
  • Jun 4 Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
  • Jun 6 Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die
  • Jun 6 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • Jun 7 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • Jun 8 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • Jun 8 General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved
  • Jun 9 Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
  • Jun 10 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
  • Jun 10 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
  • Jun 11 US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
  • Jun 11 US ends ban on China trade
  • Jun 13 The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • Jun 13 In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot
  • Jun 15 Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League
  • Jun 16 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 18 Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)
  • Jun 19 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Ga, racial disturbance
  • Jun 21 Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia
  • Jun 22 a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.
  • Jun 26 Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines)
  • Jun 26 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 28 Rock venue Fillmore East closes in New York City
  • Jun 30 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)
  • Jun 30 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
  • Jun 4 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 10 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • Jun 12 Mark Henry, Silsbee TX, 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlift (Oly-14th-92, 96)
  • Jun 13 Broderick nonuplets, Sydney Australia
  • Jun 16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host
  • Jun 17 Mildred Fox, Irish politician
  • Jun 21 Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal
  • Jun 21 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 25 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 28 Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Telsta, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Elon Musk
  • Jun 30 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38

Weddings in History

  • Jun 12 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Jun 2 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66
  • Jun 3 Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
  • Jun 4 Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1885)
  • Jun 10 Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82
  • Jun 15 Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Jun 16 Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)
  • Jun 18 Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
  • Jun 23 George Blagoi, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 25 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • Jun 25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  • Jun 28 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
  • Jun 28 Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48
  • Jun 28 Franz Stangl, Austrian commandant of concentration camps (b. 1908)
  • Jun 29 Viktor Patsayev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 38
  • Jun 29 Vladimir Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 35
  • Jun 30 Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-land accident), dies at 43
  • Jun 30 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies at 35