What Happened on February 8, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die

Famous Deaths

  • Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
  • Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader
  • Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies