What Happened on April 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • STS-56 (Discovery) lands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King

Famous Weddings

  • "The Bangles" lead singer Susanna Hoffs (34) weds "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach (35)

Famous Deaths

  • Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65