What Happened in June 1971

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden NYC for 31 performances
  • Jun 1 Ed Sullivan's final TV show on CBS
  • Jun 2 15th European Cup: Ajax beats Panathinaikos 2-0 at London
  • Jun 3 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0
  • 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 Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours
  • Jun 5 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • Jun 6 "Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • 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

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

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jun 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 6 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • Jun 6 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 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
  • Jun 6 70th Women's French Open: Evonne Goolagong beats Helen Gourlay (6-3, 7-5)
  • 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

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

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 13 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 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 20 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
  • Jun 21 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
  • Jun 21 71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA
  • 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 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 23 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • Jun 23 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 24 "McCabe and Mrs Miller" film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with songs by Leonard Cohen is released

Actress Julie Christie
Julie Christie
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

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

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • 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 Golden NYC after 31 performances
  • Jun 27 26th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
  • Jun 28 Rock venue Fillmore East closes in New York City
  • Jun 28 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

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Jun 29 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 118

  • Jun 1 Mario Cimarro, Cuban actor
  • Jun 1 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)
  • Jun 2 Martin Suji, cricketer (Kenyan pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • Jun 2 Steve Brooks, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy, London Monarchs)
  • Jun 2 Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist
  • Jun 2 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
  • Jun 3 Aaron Ledesma, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Everett, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 3 Mark Parrish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actor Noah Wyle
Noah Wyle
  • 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 Tanya Beyer, playmate (Feb, 1992), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jun 4 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • Jun 4 James Callis, British actor
  • Jun 4 Shoji Meguro, Japanese composer

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

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • Jun 5 Pedro Garau, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 5 Vaughn Parker, NFL guard/tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 5 Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
  • Jun 5 Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 6 Mike Craig, St Mary's, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jun 7 Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 8 Amanda Jahn, Miss USA-Missouri (1997)
  • Jun 8 Elena Brioukhovets, Odessa Ukraine, tennis star (finalist 1990 Moscow)
  • 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, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Jun 9 Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 9 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen)
  • Jun 9 Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer
  • Jun 9 Rick Renstrom, American guitarist
  • Jun 10 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 10 Jeff Rodgers, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 10 Leanza Cornet, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • Jun 10 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • Jun 10 Joel Hailey, American singer
  • Jun 10 Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • Jun 11 Dion Foxx, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 11 Duane Dmytryshyn, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 12 Florencia Labat, tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 12 Iwan Tomasz, soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord)
  • Jun 12 Mark Henry, Silsbee TX, 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlift (Olympic 14th-92, 96)
  • Jun 12 Phillip Bobo, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 12 Ryan Klesko, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
  • Jun 12 Stephanie Thater, Kirkwood Mo, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 12 Thomas Bailey, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Jun 13 Broderick nonuplets, Sydney Australia
  • Jun 13 David Mendenhall, actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire)
  • Jun 13 Lauri Marie Gapp, Miss USA-North Dakota (1997)
  • Jun 14 Bruce Bowen, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • Jun 14 Fred Baxter, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • Jun 14 Ramon Vega, former Swiss footballer
  • Jun 15 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
  • Jun 15 Stuart Howell, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 15 Jake Busey, American actor
  • Jun 15 Bif Naked, Canadian musician
  • Jun 16 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 16 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California

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

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Jun 16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host
  • Jun 17 Tripp Schwenk, American 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Jun 17 Mildred Fox, Irish politician
  • 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 Referee (Stonewall Sportsperson of the Decade), 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 musician (Marilyn Manson)
  • Jun 21 Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal
  • 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
  • Jun 22 Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Porterville, California
  • Jun 22 Laryssa Biesenthal, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario

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

  • Jun 22 Kurt Warner, American football player
  • 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, South Boston VA, outfielder (KC Royals)
  • Jun 25 Mike Sutherland, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 25 Robert Reichel, Litinov CZE, hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Jun 25 Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 25 Steve Tikolo, cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup)
  • Jun 25 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect
  • Jun 25 Scott Maslen, English actor (EastEnders), born in London
  • Jun 25 Angela Kinsey, American actress
  • Jun 25 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jun 26 Carlton Gray, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 26 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 26 Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • Jun 27 Brant Boyer, linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 27 Jimmy Kemp, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 27 Yancey Arias, American actor

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Divorces

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

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Famous Deaths

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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 6 Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 9 Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 40
  • Jun 10 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), dies at 61
  • 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 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 chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
  • Jun 23 George Blagoi, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 23 Walter Schulthess, 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 at 38
  • 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
  • Jun 30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)