What Happened on December 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st Candlelight Processional at the EPCOT Center, Disney World
  • CBS radio cancels Saturday morning band concerts
  • People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic
  • Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
  • US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)

Famous Birthdays

  • Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Barcelona, tennis star (Oly-silv/bronze-92)
  • Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
  • Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Joe Dziedzic, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Markus Finke, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russ editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Diana Lynn, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), dies at 45