What Happened on December 5, 1993

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
  • Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Rafael Caldera elected president of Venezuela
  • The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.

Famous Weddings

  • Newhart actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
  • Douglas Hopkins, guitarist (Gin Blossoms), dies of gun shot at 32