January 18, 1997 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
  • In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.

Deaths in History

  • Myfanwy Piper, British librettist and art critic, dies at 85
  • Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass), dies at 55