What Happened on May 18, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC

Sport awardGolf Major

43rd LPGA Championship won by Christa Johnson

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 50th Cannes Film Festival: "Taste of Cherry" directed by Abbas Kiarostami and "Unagi" directed by Shohei Imamura jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Famous Birthdays

  • Alana Etheridge, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Bridgette Andersen, American actress (b. 1975)