On This Day

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, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Monica Potter, American actress (The Last House on the Left), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-land accident), dies at 43
  • Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38
  • Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies at 35
1971 Highlights

About June 30, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 49 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer