What Happened on February 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • George E Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
  • Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies