On This Day

What Happened in June 1971

Historical Events

Music History

Jun 1 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at the John Golden Theatre, NYC; runs for 31 performances

  • Jun 2 European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Ajax beats Panathinaikos, 2-0; Dutch champions begin 3-year period of domination
  • Jun 3 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0

Sports History

Jun 3 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Englandl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)

  • Jun 4 J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
  • Jun 4 Oakland A's beat Washington Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
  • Jun 4 Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbas scores 274 vs England at Edgbaston in 544 minutes
  • Jun 5 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong wins her first career Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Helen Gourlay 6-3, 7-5
  • Jun 6 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

Music History

Jun 6 John Lennon and Yoko Ono unannounced appearance at Fillmore East in NYC

  • Jun 6 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • Jun 6 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBN) begins broadcasting

Baseball Record

Jun 6 Willie Mays hits record 22nd (& last) extra inning HR

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Defending champion Jan Kodeš of Czechoslovakia beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Television Finale

Jun 6 Final broadcast of "The Ed Sullivan Show" (a repeat from 7 February) on CBS-TV

  • 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 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
  • 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

Music History

Jun 9 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

  • Jun 10 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
  • 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

LPGA Championship

Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 4 strokes from Kathy Ahern

  • Jun 13 "The New York Times" begins 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 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • Jun 16 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida

#1 in the Charts

Jun 17 Carole King's album "Tapestry" goes to #1 on US album charts and stays there for 15 weeks

  • 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 Georgia due to racial disturbance

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 20 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: David Bowie headlines; other performs include: Joan Baez, Hawkwind, Melanie, Traffic, Fairport Convention, and Quintessence

Music Concert

Jun 21 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert in McCrea, Louisiana; performers included Chuck Berry; Stephen Stills; WAR; John Sebastian; and Delaney and Bonnie

US Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: Lee Trevino wins his 2nd Open by 3 strokes in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 21 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • Jun 21 International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia
  • Jun 22 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 study in the United States

Album Release

Jun 22 Reprise Records releases "Blue", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 4th studio album [1] [2]

  • Jun 23 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Reds, and hits 2 HR's and 3 RBI in 4-0 win at Cincinnati
  • Jun 23 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music History

Jun 25 Stevie Wonder releases single "Where I'm Coming From"

  • Jun 26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • 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 27 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at the John Golden Theatre, NYC, after 31 performances
  • Jun 27 US Open Women's Golf, Kahwa GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 7 strokes from Kathy Whitworth
  • Jun 27 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco

Sports History

Jun 28 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

  • Jun 30 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Mario Cimarro, Cuban actor
  • Jun 1 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)
  • Jun 1 Tony Sanneh, American soccer utility (43 caps; Hertha BSC, 1. FC Nürnberg, D.C. United; LA Galaxy), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 2 Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist
  • Jun 2 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
  • Jun 3 Aaron Ledesma, MLB baseball infielder, 1995-2000 (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and 3 other teams), born in Union City, California
  • Jun 3 Carl Everett, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida

Noah Wyle

Jun 4 Noah Wyle, American actor (Dr John Carter-ER), born in Hollywood, California

  • Jun 4 Patrick Scott, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 4 Roy Janse, tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jun 4 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • Jun 4 James Callis, British actor
  • Jun 4 Shoji Meguro, Japanese guitarist and video game music composer (Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan

Mark Wahlberg

Jun 5 Mark Wahlberg, American singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jun 5 Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress (Nora), born in Corrinshego, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 5 Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 8 Jamie Morgan, Australia, tennis star
  • Jun 8 Tom Nutten, CFL/NFL centers (Hamilton Tiger Cats, Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 8 Mark Feuerstein, American actor
  • Jun 9 D'Marco Farr, American defensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in San Pablo, California
  • Jun 9 Romano Sion, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Jun 9 Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer, born in Zellik, Belgium
  • Jun 9 Rick Renstrom, American heavy metal guitarist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 10 Leanza Cornet, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Jun 10 Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, American politician (US Representative for Louisiana (R), 2005-08; Governor of Louisiana, 2008-16), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jun 10 (Joel) "Jo-Jo" Hailey, American R&B singer (Jodeci - "Come And Talk To Me"; "Cry For You"), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Jun 10 Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • Jun 11 Duane Dmytryshyn, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 12 Peter Beets, Dutch jazz pianist (New York Trio), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jun 12 Florencia Labat, Argentine tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 12 Iwan Tomasz, Polish soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord), born in Słupsk, Poland
  • Jun 12 Mark Henry, American 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlifter, born in Silsbee, Texas
  • Jun 12 Ryan Klesko, American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
  • Jun 12 David Defiagbon, Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria (d. 2018)
  • Jun 13 Broderick nonuplets, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 13 David Mendenhall, American actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire), born in Oceanside, California
  • Jun 14 Bruce Bowen, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Merced, California
  • Jun 14 Fred Baxter, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Brundidge, Alabama
  • Jun 14 Ramon Vega, former Swiss footballer
  • Jun 15 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricket batsman (81 Tests, 11 x 100s, TS 222; 223 ODIs, 16 x 100s; Canterbury), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jun 15 Stuart Howell, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 15 Jake Busey, American actor
  • Jun 15 Bif Naked [Beth Torbert], Canadian singer-songwriter ("Spaceman") and actress, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jun 15 Nasheet Waits, American jazz drummer, born in New York City
  • Jun 16 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 16 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California

Tupac Shakur

Jun 16 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)

  • Jun 16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host
  • Jun 17 Tripp Schwenk, American 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Jun 17 Mildred Fox, Irish Independent politician (1995-2007)
  • Jun 17 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jun 18 Blair Pocock, cricketer (New Zealand opening batsman 1993)
  • Jun 18 Mara Hobel, American actress (Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 18 Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 18 Nigel Owens, Welsh rugby union referee (record holder for most Test matches refereed), born in Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire
  • Jun 20 Rodney Rogers, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Jun 20 William Gaines, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 20 Jeordie White, American rock bassist (Marilyn Manson), born in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
  • Jun 21 Dipendra of Nepal, King of Nepal who massacred his family and was King for 3 days while in a coma (2001) (d. 2001)
  • Jun 21 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 21 Tyrone Drakeford, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 21 Anette Olzon, Swedish singer, born in Katrineholm, Sweden
  • Jun 22 Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Porterville, California
  • Jun 22 Laryssa Biesenthal, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Jun 22 Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Jun 22 Kurt Warner, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1999 [MVP], St. Louis Rams; Pro Bowl (1999–2001, 08), born in Burlington, Iowa
  • Jun 23 Felix Potvin, Anjou, NHL goalie (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jun 23 Joe Rumolo, CFL defensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jun 24 LaMonte Coleman, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 24 Christopher Showerman, American actor
  • Jun 25 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • Jun 25 Mike Sutherland, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jun 25 Robert Reichel, Czech hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998), born in Litvínov, Czech Republic
  • Jun 25 Ryan Carey, Canadian CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Carleton Place, Ontario
  • Jun 25 Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jun 25 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jun 25 Scott Maslen, English actor (EastEnders), born in London
  • Jun 25 Angela Kinsey, American actress (The Office), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Jun 25 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 26 Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 26 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 26 Max Biaggi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 27 Brant Boyer, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jun 27 Jimmy Kemp, American CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 27 Yancey Arias, American actor (Kingpin, Thief), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Jo Frost, British television personality (Supernanny), born in London, England
  • Jun 28 Aileen Quinn, American actress (Annie), born in Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 28 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 28 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Jun 28 Greg Keagle, American MLB right-handed pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • Jun 28 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Jun 28 Norika Fujiwara, Japanese actress and television personality, born in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • Jun 28 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois

Elon Musk

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

  • Jun 29 Dennis Gerritsen, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Amsterdam
  • Jun 29 Mike Sillinger, Canadian NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 29 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • Jun 29 Matthew Good, Canadian musician (Matthew Good Band), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Divorces

Howard Hughes

Jun 18 Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Reinhold Niebuhr

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

  • 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 and literary critic, dies at 86
  • Jun 6 Arnold Elston, American composer, and educator,, dies at 63
  • Jun 9 Harold Lloyd Jr, American actor, singer and son of famous silent film actor Harold Lloyd sr (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 40
  • Jun 10 Michael Rennie, British actor (The Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • Jun 10 Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82
  • Jun 14 Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (1957-61), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Jun 16 Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)
  • Jun 16 Garfield Wood, American inventor, motorboat builder and racer (world water speed record x 5; first to travel over 100 mph on water), dies at 90
  • Jun 17 C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Philadelphia), dies
  • Jun 18 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
  • Jun 18 Paul Karrer, Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1937), dies at 82
  • Jun 23 George Blagoi, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 23 Walter Schulthess, Swiss composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 24 Jack Good, actor (Father Goose), dies
  • Jun 24 John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies
  • Jun 25 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), dies at 88
  • Jun 25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  • Jun 26 Guillermo Uribe Holguin, composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 26 Inia Te Wiata, opera singer, dies
  • Jun 26 Juan Manen, composer, dies at 88
  • 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 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz at 38
  • Jun 30 Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 43
  • Jun 30 Vladislav Volkov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 35
  • Jun 30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)