On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
  • 50th Cannes Film Festival: "Taste of Cherry" directed by Abbas Kiarostami and "Unagi" directed by Shohei Imamura jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Sport awardLPGA Championship

LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Christa Johnson wins her only major title on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff over Leta Lindley

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Alana Etheridge, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • Bridgette Andersen, American actress (b. 1975)