What Happened on June 30, 1971

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Anette Michel, Mexican actress (La otra mitad del sol), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Ann Marsh, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Monica Potter, American actress (The Last House on the Left), born in Cleveland, Ohio
Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Georgy Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 43
  • Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • Viktor Patsayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 38
  • Vladislav Volkov, Soviet-Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 35
1971 Highlights

About June 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
  • UK #1 Song: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle Of The Road