On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1971

Historical Events

  • 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

Television Finale

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

French 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

Music History

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

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

Baseball Record

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


Famous Deaths

  • Arnold Elston, American composer, and educator,, dies at 63
1971 Highlights

About June 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

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