June 1971 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 4 J Luns appointed secretary-general of NATO
  • Jun 6 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
  • Jun 6 Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station
  • Jun 7 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • Jun 8 General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved
  • Jun 8 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • Jun 9 Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
  • Jun 10 11 die in a train crash in Salem, Illinois
  • Jun 10 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling "shalloon"
  • Jun 11 US & Japan sign accord to return Okinawa to Japan
  • Jun 11 US ends ban on China trade
  • Jun 13 "The New York Times" begins publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • Jun 13 In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry, causing a riot
  • Jun 15 Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League
  • Jun 16 Racial disturbance in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 18 Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)
  • Jun 19 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus Georgia due to racial disturbance
  • Jun 21 International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia
  • Jun 22 Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for study in the United States
  • Jun 27 Bill Graham's New York rock venue Fillmore East closes down, to be succeeded by Fillmore West in San Francisco
  • Jun 30 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician

Laurent-Désiré KabilaLaurent-Désiré Kabila (1971-2001)

Jun 4 4th President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2001-19) and son of former President Laurent-Désiré Kabila, born in Fizi, Congo-Léopoldville

  • Jun 4 Mike Lee, American politician (Senator-R-Utah 2011-), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 10 Piyush "Bobby" Jindal, American politician (US Representative for Louisiana (R), 2005-08; Governor of Louisiana, 2008-16), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Jun 13 Broderick nonuplets, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", American radio host, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 17 Mildred Fox, Irish Independent politician (1995-2007)
  • Jun 21 Dipendra of Nepal, King of Nepal who massacred his family and was King for 3 days while in a coma (2001) (d. 2001)
  • Jun 25 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect, born in Montevideo, Uruguay

Elon MuskElon Musk (51 years old)

Jun 28 American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa

Weddings in History

  • Jun 12 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House

Divorces in History

Howard Hughes

Jun 18 Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage

Deaths in History

Reinhold NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

Jun 1 American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

  • Jun 2 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66
  • Jun 3 Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
  • Jun 4 Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher and literary critic, dies at 86
  • Jun 14 Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (1957-61), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Jun 16 Garfield Wood, American inventor, motorboat builder and racer (world water speed record x 5; first to travel over 100 mph on water), dies at 90
  • Jun 18 Paul Karrer, Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1937), dies at 82
  • Jun 23 George Blagoi, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 25 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique poétique), dies at 88
  • Jun 25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician (Nobel Peace Prize 1949 - Father of the Food and Agriculture Organization), dies at 90 [1]
  • Jun 28 Franz Stangl, Austrian commandant of concentration camps (b. 1908)
  • Jun 28 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
  • Jun 28 Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48
  • Jun 30 Georgy Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 43
  • Jun 30 Viktor Patsayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 38
  • Jun 30 Vladislav Volkov, Soviet-Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies in outer space aboard Soyuz 11 at 35