What Happened on August 19, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel
  • 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
  • George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
  • Mattel & Fisher Price toy companies merge
  • Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

Famous Deaths

  • Jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
  • Lucinda Ballard, US costume designer/wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90