On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1997

Historical Events


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

United <b>Nations</b>United Nations

Ted Turner gives $1 billion to the United Nations, creating the public charity, the United Nations Foundation

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy.

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Boyne, British parliamentary journalist, dies at 87
  • James "Jimmy" Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (Ain't Nobody's Business), dies at 77
1997 Highlights

About September 18, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo