On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1971

Historical Events

Historic Event

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government

Famous Birthdays

  • Jacob Vargas, American actor (Mi vida loca), born in Michoacan, Mexico
  • Jonathan David Winter, New Zealand 100m backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Kevin Bouie, American football running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals), born in Pahokee, Florida
  • Richard D. James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • Trey Ames, American actor (David-A Year in the Life), born in Canton, Ohio
1971 Highlights

About August 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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