On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1997

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, born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Bridgette Andersen, American actress, dies at 21
1997 Highlights

About May 18, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus