On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1997

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The groundbreaking Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry, is inaugurated by King Juan Carlos I in Bilbao, Spain

Architect Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry
King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Rotsler, cartoonist/writer, dies of cancer at 62
  • Nancy Dickerson, American pioneering journalist, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70
  • Roberto C Goizueta, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies of lung cancer at 65
1997 Highlights

About October 18, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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