What Happened in February 1993

Historical Events

  • Feb 1 NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • Feb 1 Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • Feb 2 Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • Feb 2 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)
  • Feb 3 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
  • Feb 3 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 4 Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Feb 4 Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • Feb 5 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160
  • Feb 5 R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
  • Feb 6 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 6 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-20
  • Feb 7 Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed
  • Feb 7 Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
  • Feb 8 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • Feb 8 GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
  • Feb 9 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
  • Feb 10 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • Feb 10 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Feb 11 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
  • Feb 11 Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Feb 11 President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Feb 11 43rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Woman Sesame Oil Maker" and "The Wedding Banquet" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 13 Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
  • Feb 13 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
  • Feb 13 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
  • Feb 14 Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
  • Feb 14 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.972 MPH)
  • Feb 15 Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • Feb 15 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
  • Feb 16 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • Feb 16 Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
  • Feb 17 Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Feb 17 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
  • Feb 18 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY
  • Feb 19 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • Feb 20 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
  • Feb 20 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
  • Feb 21 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City
  • Feb 21 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
  • Feb 22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • Feb 23 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
  • Feb 23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • Feb 23 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Feb 25 "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 25 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
  • Feb 25 Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
  • Feb 26 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
  • Feb 26 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
  • Feb 27 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Feb 28 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Feb 28 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • Feb 28 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 7 David Dorfman, American actor
  • Feb 7 Philip Wiegratz, German actor
  • Feb 12 Jennifer Stone, American actress
  • Feb 19 Victoria Justice, American Actress (The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, Lola Martinez in Nickelodeon show Zoey 101)
  • Feb 26 Taylor Dooley, American actress

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 6 US Senator Mitch McConnell (51) weds economist Elaine Chao

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • Feb 28 Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 3 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Jack Young, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies
  • Feb 5 Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Tip Tipping, [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34
  • Feb 5 Marcel Léger, Quebec politician (b. 1930)
  • Feb 6 Frances Hunt, actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 7 W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • Feb 8 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • Feb 8 Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies
  • Feb 8 N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader
  • Feb 9 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • Feb 9 Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
  • Feb 9 Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies
  • Feb 10 John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • Feb 10 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Live), dies of liver failure at 47
  • Feb 10 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies
  • Feb 10 Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 11 George A Stephen, inventor (Weber Kettle Grill), dies at 71
  • Feb 11 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure
  • Feb 11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnist, dies in an auto accident
  • Feb 12 James Bulger, English child abducted, tortured and beaten to death at 2, by 10 year old boys
  • Feb 13 Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
  • Feb 14 Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
  • Feb 15 George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
  • Feb 16 Donald Phelps, American actor (Ghost Ship) dies of AIDS at 61
  • Feb 16 Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
  • Feb 17 Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • Feb 17 George E Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
  • Feb 17 Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
  • Feb 18 Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
  • Feb 18 Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
  • Feb 18 Leslie Norman, English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • Feb 18 Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 18 Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • Feb 19 Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82
  • Feb 19 Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • Feb 20 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Miura), dies
  • Feb 21 Ferrucci Lamborghini, car maker (Lamborghini), dies at 76
  • Feb 22 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/procureur-general (Aruba), dies at 63
  • Feb 23 Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • Feb 24 Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies
  • Feb 24 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • Feb 25 Eddie Constantine, actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
  • Feb 25 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • Feb 25 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
  • Feb 25 Toy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
  • Feb 25 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)
  • Feb 26 Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies at 69
  • Feb 26 Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
  • Feb 26 Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • Feb 28 Fer A Olthoff, Dutch WW II resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies
  • Feb 28 Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Joyce Carey, [Lawrence], English actress (Number 27), dies at 94
  • Feb 28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82