On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1971

Historical Events

  • A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast
  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Famous Birthdays

  • Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), dies during brain operation at 39
1971 Highlights

About November 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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