On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture" album is released by Sony Music Soundtrax
  • 70s glam-rock star Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) arrested by British police in child porn probe
  • Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash
  • Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000
  • Willem de Kooning painting "Two Standing Women" sold for $4,182,500

Famous Deaths

  • Joyce Wethered, British golfer (English Ladies' champion 1920–24), dies at 96
1997 Highlights

About November 18, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio