Events in History in June 1971

  • 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 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • 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 9 Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
  • Jun 10 11 die in a train crash in Salem Ill
  • 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 26 Angels suspend Alex Johnson (after 5 benchings & 29 fines)
  • Jun 26 21st Berlin International Film Festival: "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" wins the Golden Bear
  • Jun 30 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)
  • Jun 30 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment