On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"Ed Sullivan Show" last broadcasts on CBS-TV

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 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

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

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

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, GA (CBN) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Elston, composer, dies at 63