June 1971 calendar

June 1971

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1971.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1971: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1971?


  • 01 Jun 1971 Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace, claiming to represent the majority of U.S. veterans who served in Southeast Asia, speak against war protests.
  • 02 Jun 1971 Ajax wins 16th Europe Cup 1
  • 03 Jun 1971 Chicago Cubs' Ken Holtzman second no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0.
  • 04 Jun 1971 J Luns appointed Secretary General of NATO
  • 05 Jun 1971 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • 06 Jun 1971 Ed Sullivan Show last broadcasts on CBS-TV
  • 07 Jun 1971 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes first transfer to orbiting Salyut.
  • 08 Jun 1971 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • 09 Jun 1971 Abdul Zahir appointed Premier of Afghanistan
  • 10 Jun 1971 44th National Spelling Bee: Jonathan Knisely wins spelling shalloon
  • 11 Jun 1971 US ends ban on China trade
  • 12 Jun 1971 Tricia Nixon and Edward F Cox marry at White House.
  • 13 Jun 1971 17th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
  • 14 Jun 1971 Norway begins oil production in the North Sea.
  • 15 Jun 1971 Vernon E Jordan Jr appointed executive director of National Urban League.
  • 16 Jun 1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 17 Jun 1971 At 11:13 AM, Disneyland welcomes its 100-millionth guest, Valerie Suldo of New Jersey.
  • 18 Jun 1971 Southwest Airlines, a low cost carrier, begins its first flights between Dallas, Houston, And San Antonio.
  • 19 Jun 1971 Mayor declares state of emergency in Columbus, Georgia, USA, for racial disturbance.
  • 20 Jun 1971 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Heritage Golf Open
  • 21 Jun 1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life rock concert in McCrea, Louisiana
  • 23 Jun 1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • 25 Jun 1971 Madagascar accuses the U.S. of being connected to the plot to oust the current government the U.S. recalls its ambassador.
  • 26 Jun 1971 Angels suspend Alex Johnson
  • 27 Jun 1971 Concert promoter Bill Graham closes the legendary Fillmore East, which first opened on 2nd Avenue (between 5th and 6th Streets) in New York City on March 8, 1968.
  • 28 Jun 1971 Fillmore East closes
  • 29 Jun 1971 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
  • 30 Jun 1971 Biesheuvel government forms
  • 07 Jun 1971 The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service raids the home of Ken Ballew for illegal possession of hand grenades.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1971?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Brown Sugar
  2. - Want Ads
  3. - It's Too Late
  4. - Joy To The World
  5. - Rainy Days And Mondays

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Knock Three Times
  2. - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
  3. - Co-Co
  4. - I Did What I Did For Maria
  5. - Don't Let It Die


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1971?

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch


The 1970 publication of Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch was a major event that raised eyebrows and ire, while also creating a shock wave in recognition among women all over the globe.

The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison

The European Discovery Of America


This account of early discovery voyages south to the Caribbean focuses on Magellan and Drake. Bibliogs

The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury

The Throne Of Saturn


This prolific 20th Century American author has written a novel about space and politics

The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone

The Passions Of The Mind


A compelling portrait of the Viennese neurologer, which focuses on his intense, agonized research years that led to the discovery of psychoanalysis.

The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann

The Antagonists