December 18, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) formed by Jesse Jackson in Chicago
  • Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
  • US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)

Birthdays in History

  • Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist

Deaths in History

  • Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), dies at 61