What Happened on October 18, 1997

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

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? 25 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997 - Elton John