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

Finale of The Ed Sullivan Show

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 Concert

John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear for an unannounced performance, joining Frank Zappa on stage 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

Willie Mays HR Record

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

1971 History

Famous Deaths

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

About June 6, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Want Ads - The Honey Cone
  • UK #1 Song: Knock Three Times - Dawn