On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
New Zealand Prime Minister
Keith Holyoake

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