Today in History for December 1993

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 63 of 63

1st - Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18
2nd - A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA
2nd - Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
2nd - Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start
2nd - Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches
4th - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
4th - Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
4th - A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
4th - 2nd SEC Championship Game: #9 Florida beats #16 Alabama, 28-13
5th - "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
5th - 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
5th - Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
5th - Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
5th - Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela
5th - The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
6th - Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29
7th - Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast
American Singer and Actor Robert GouletAmerican Singer and Actor Robert Goulet 7th - Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery
7th - The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
8th - 30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria
8th - 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win
8th - Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
8th - Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England
9th - "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
9th - Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
10th - Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
11th - 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
11th - Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile
12th - "Any Given Day" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
12th - "Kentucky Cycle" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances
Singer and actress Whitney HoustonSinger and actress Whitney Houston 12th - WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
13th - Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don't
13th - Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
13th - Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
13th - Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
14th - Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
15th - C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
15th - Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns
15th - John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
15th - Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense
15th - Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed
15th - British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination
15th - "Schindler's List", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, is released (Best Picture 1994)
Industrialist Oskar SchindlerIndustrialist Oskar Schindler 15th - Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List", an epic historical drama based on the life of Oskar Schindler, is released
16th - "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances
16th - Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210
17th - Muslims in Bangladesh call for the murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
17th - Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)
17th - Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse
18th - Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
19th - "Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
26th - Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed
26th - Floyd, Nicklaus & Rodriguez wins Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tourn
27th - "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 perfs
27th - Dow-Jones hits record 3792.93
28th - Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
Actress Shannen DohertyActress Shannen Doherty 28th - Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
28th - John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
29th - Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
29th - Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
30th - "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 perfs
30th - Vatican recognizes Israel
31st - Barbra Striesand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5

6th - Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, born in Cuba
8th - AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer
11th - Gina Miele, American singer and actress
22nd - Aliana Lohan, American actress
22nd - Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 10 of 10

Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry (3rd) 3rd - Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)
5th - Newhart actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39)
11th - Canada's PM Stephen Harper (34) weds Laureen Teskey (30)
17th - Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)
20th - Business magnate Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza Hotel
26th - Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
27th - Actress Teri Garr (44) weds John O'Neil (42)
30th - Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
31st - Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St John (33)
31st - Actor and host Wayne Brady (21) weds Diana Lasso in Orlando

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 65 of 65

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo EscobarColombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar (2nd) 2nd - Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Colombian drug baron, shot to death at 44
3rd - Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
3rd - Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40
4th - Frank Sturgis, watergate burglar, dies at 68
4th - Frank V Zappa, US music/composer (Mothers of Invention), dies at 52
4th - Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist, dies at 42
4th - Margaret Landon, US author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90
5th - Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
5th - Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
5th - Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32
6th - Don Ameche, actor (Cocoon), dies of prostate cancer at 85
6th - Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
6th - Rita Macedo, actress (Divinas Palabras), dies of heart attack at 65
6th - Rouaz Lakhdar, Algerian supreme court justice, murdered
7th - Félix Houphouet-Boigny, pres of Ivory Coast (1960-93), dies at 88
7th - Janet Margolin, actress (David & Lisa), dies of ovarian cancer at 50
8th - Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
8th - Carlotta Monti, lover of WC Fields, dies at 86
9th - Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
9th - Muhammad Reza Golpayegani, ayatollah of Iran, dies
10th - Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
11th - Ales Gartner, Slavic ski trainer of Norway, dies at 45
11th - Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian/French actress (Le roi), dies at 99
12th - Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/NVSH-founder, dies at 90
12th - Jeremiah Sullivan, actor (Soldier, Double-Stop), dies of AIDS at 58
12th - Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at 61
13th - Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87
Actress Myrna LoyActress Myrna Loy (14th) 14th - Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88
15th - Kakuei Tanaka, PM of Japan (1972-74), dies
16th - Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46
16th - Kakuei Tanaka, premier of Japan (1972-74), dies at 75
16th - Moses Gunn, actor (Roots), dies of asthma at 64
16th - Ratu Penaia Ganilau, president of Fiji (1987-93), dies at 75
16th - Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer (Volkskrant), dies at 68
16th - Charizma, American Hip-Hop MC (b. 1973)
17th - Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer
18th - Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
18th - Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
19th - Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
19th - Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77
19th - Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
20th - Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64
20th - Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies from cancer at 74
20th - W Edwards Deming, US economist (helped Japan after WW II), dies at 93
21st - Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
22nd - Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81
22nd - Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
23rd - Gertrude "Trudi" Duby Blom, actress, shot to death at about 92
24th - Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
24th - Norman Vincent Peale, rev (Power of Positive Thinking), dies at 95
24th - Yen Chia-kan, PM/Pres of Taiwan (1963-72, 75-78), dies
25th - Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
26th - Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80
27th - Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
28th - Howard Caine, dies
28th - Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61
28th - William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
29th - Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930)
30th - Mack David, US songwriter (Bachelor in Paradise), dies at 81
30th - [Irving Paul] "Swifty" Lazar, superagent, dies of kidney failure at 86
31st - Arthur Dreifuss, director/producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
31st - Lambert Fokkema, founder Dutch Export Combination, dies at 80
31st - Thomas J Watson Jr, president of IBM (1956-71)/diplomat, dies at 79
31st - Zviad Gamsachurdia, pres of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54
31st - Brandon Teena, Transsexual, murdered (b. 1972)

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