On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1971

Historical Events

  • 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
  • Bulgarian constitution goes into effect

Sports History

Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Henri Richard scores twice as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Black Hawks for a 4-3 series victory

Historic Event

US President Richard Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus

  • Vampire rapist Wayne Boden's last victim found in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Coleman, American guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in South Hill, Virginia
  • Clifton Sunada, American extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Craig Hentrich, American NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Alton, Illinois
  • Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter, born in North Hollywood, California
  • Karyn Bye-Dietz, American ice hockey forward (Olympic Gold-1998 & Silver-2002), born in River Falls, Wisconsin
  • Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver
  • Rich Garces, Venezuelan MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Maracay Venezuela
1971 Highlights

About May 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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