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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Metallica release the album "ReLoad"

Heavy Metal Musician Jason Newsted
Heavy Metal Musician
Jason Newsted
Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • 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? 23 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio