On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 1971

Historical Events

  • Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)

Famous Birthdays

  • Blair Pocock, cricketer (New Zealand opening batsman 1993)
  • Mara Hobel, American actress (Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York
  • Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nigel Owens, Welsh rugby union referee (record holder for most Test matches refereed), born in Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire

Famous Divorces

Howard Hughes

Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Karrer, Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1937), dies at 82
  • Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), dies after a car accident at 65
1971 Highlights

About June 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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