On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1997

Historical Events

  • 47th NHL All-Star Game, San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA: East beats West, 11-7; Mark Recchi, Montreal, RW
  • Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided
  • In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.

Famous Deaths

  • Myfanwy Piper, British librettist and art critic, dies at 85
  • Neville Crump, British racehorse trainer, dies at 86 [1]
  • Paul Tsongas, American politician (Sen-D-Mass), dies of complications from pneumonia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 55
1997 Highlights

About January 18, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn