What Happened in August 1993

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Aug 1 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Aug 1 Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 1 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Aug 1 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • Aug 2 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
  • Aug 2 Peter Angelos & William DeWitt purchase Orioles
  • Aug 2 Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
  • Aug 2 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • Aug 4 Angolan air force bombs Huambo
  • Aug 4 Rwandian Hutus & Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha
  • Aug 4 Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits, 4th time in 1993 a Padre gets 5 or more hits
  • Aug 6 Japan Hosokawa government begins

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Aug 6 Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Aug 7 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Aug 7 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
  • Aug 8 Dana Lofland wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic Dormann at Stratton Mt
  • Aug 8 Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed
  • Aug 9 King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
  • Aug 10 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 10 An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
  • Aug 11 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke
  • Aug 11 Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

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Aug 11 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US

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Aug 13 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 13 Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
  • Aug 13 US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
  • Aug 13 4th World Championships in Athletics open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug 14 Nigerian presidential election
  • Aug 14 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)
  • Aug 14 St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
  • Aug 15 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Aug 15 75th PGA Championship: Paul Azinger shoots a 272 at Inverness Club Oh
  • Aug 15 Cindy Schreyer wins LPGA Sun-Time Challenge Golf Tournament
  • Aug 15 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time

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Aug 15 Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 15 Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte
  • Aug 16 The Debian distribution first announced by Ian Murdock, a student at Purdue University (Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release")
  • Aug 16 South Africa relinquishes sovereignty over Walvis Bay
  • Aug 18 Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
  • Aug 19 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Aug 19 Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
  • Aug 19 George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
  • Aug 19 Mattel & Fisher Price toy companies merge
  • Aug 19 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
  • Aug 19 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel
  • Aug 20 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
  • Aug 20 Howard Stern is fired from WLUP-AM, Chicago

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Aug 20 Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Aug 20 Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month
  • Aug 21 NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
  • Aug 22 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Aug 22 Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 22 4th World Championships in Athletics close at Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug 23 NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • Aug 24 Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • Aug 24 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
  • Aug 27 Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
  • Aug 27 The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed.
  • Aug 28 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • Aug 28 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
  • Aug 28 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • Aug 28 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
  • Aug 29 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • Aug 29 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris

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Aug 30 150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • Aug 30 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world
  • Aug 31 Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • Aug 31 Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
  • Aug 31 HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.
  • Aug 31 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 2 Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee
  • Aug 3 Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
  • Aug 5 Suzuka Ōgo, Japanese actress
  • Aug 5 Corey J. Smith, English actor
  • Aug 11 Alyson Stoner, American actress
  • Aug 26 Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Liam Payne, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, British pop singer (One Direction)

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 8 California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
  • Aug 14 Dr William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76)
  • Aug 14 Shari Beadley weds Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

  • Aug 21 Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
  • Aug 29 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 29 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin

Famous Divorces

  • Aug 11 Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Alfred Manessier, Fr painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • Aug 1 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • Aug 1 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Aug 1 Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72
  • Aug 1 Viktor Polyanitshko, governor of Kaukasus, murdered
  • Aug 3 James Donald, actor (In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies at 76
  • Aug 4 Bernard Barrow, actor (Louie-Loving, Johnny-Ryan's Hope), dies
  • Aug 4 Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • Aug 6 Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer, dies at 67
  • Aug 7 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st NYer to die of rabies in 40 years, dies at 14
  • Aug 7 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • Aug 8 Harry Bellaver, actor (Blue Collar, The Old Man & the Sea), dies at 88
  • Aug 8 Lou van Raised, impresario, dies at 77
  • Aug 8 Roy London, US actor/director (Tiger Warsaw), dies of lymphoma at 50
  • Aug 9 Mohamed M Tabet, commissar of Casablanca, raped 518, executed at 54
  • Aug 10 Ken England, US screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
  • Aug 10 Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian musician (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
  • Aug 12 Jerome Thor, actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
  • Aug 15 Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
  • Aug 16 Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83
  • Aug 16 Joseph Towers, US pilot, dies
  • Aug 16 Stewart Granger, actor (Scaramouche), dies of cancer at 80
  • Aug 16 Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
  • Aug 17 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator, dies at 72
  • Aug 17 Robert C Maynard, CEO (Oakland Tribune), dies at 56
  • Aug 17 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (b. 1920)
  • Aug 18 Alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47
  • Aug 19 Jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Lucinda Ballard, US costume designer/wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90
  • Aug 20 Bernard Delfgaauw, philosopher (Johnson murderer!), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
  • Aug 22 Kasdi Merbah, PM of Algeria (1988-89), assassinated
  • Aug 23 Charles Scorsese, actor (Cape Fear, Goodfellas, Wise Guys), dies at 80
  • Aug 23 Edwina Lewis, actress (Boy Who Cried Bitch), dies of heart attack 42
  • Aug 23 Victorine Hefting, historian/wife of Bert Baker, dies at 88
  • Aug 24 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
  • Aug 25 Amy Biehl, US activist in South-Africa, murdered at 26
  • Aug 26 Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
  • Aug 27 Bob Verstraete, Dutch actor/screenwriter/director (Alicia), dies at 71
  • Aug 28 René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80
  • Aug 28 William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)
  • Aug 29 Dorian Corey, actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
  • Aug 29 Henry J "Harry" Smeets, dealer of Volkskrant, dies at 56
  • Aug 30 Richard Jordan, US actor (Hunt for Red October, Posse), dies at 55
  • Aug 31 Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80