What Happened in January 1993

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • Jan 1 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • Jan 1 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Jan 1 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • Jan 1 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • Jan 1 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • Jan 1 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • Jan 1 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • Jan 2 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 2 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • Jan 3 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3 "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
  • Jan 3 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 3 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
  • Jan 3 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 3 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 4 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
  • Jan 5 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 5 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jan 5 Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • Jan 5 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
  • Jan 6 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
  • Jan 6 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
  • Jan 6 Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
  • Jan 6 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • Jan 7 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • Jan 7 Jerry Rawlings becomes President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana
  • Jan 7 Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica

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Jan 8 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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Jan 8 NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Jan 9 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
  • Jan 10 "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • Jan 10 "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 10 Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
  • Jan 11 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
  • Jan 11 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
  • Jan 11 British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
  • Jan 12 Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease

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Jan 12 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Jan 13 STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jan 13 Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
  • Jan 13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Jan 14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 14 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • Jan 15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • Jan 15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Jan 15 Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • Jan 16 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 17 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
  • Jan 17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
  • Jan 17 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20

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Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 18 West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 19 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
  • Jan 19 Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
  • Jan 19 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
  • Jan 19 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
  • Jan 20 Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA

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Jan 20 Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
  • Jan 22 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 23 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino, & Emma Thompson win

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino

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Jan 23 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Jan 23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
  • Jan 23 NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
  • Jan 23 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 24 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • Jan 24 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • Jan 24 Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • Jan 24 US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 24 Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

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Jan 25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Jan 25 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • Jan 25 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
  • Jan 25 Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
  • Jan 26 West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
  • Jan 27 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
  • Jan 30 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • Jan 31 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Jan 31 Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • Jan 31 81st Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 81st Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 31 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 11 Flora Cross, American actress
  • Jan 12 Zayn Malik, Bradford West Yorkshire, British pop singer (One Direction)
  • Jan 18 Morgan York, American actress
  • Jan 19 John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy
  • Jan 24 Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern

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Jan 26 Cameron Bright, Canadian actor

  • Jan 29 Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis
  • Jan 12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)


Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 3 Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
  • Jan 3 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • Jan 4 Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 4 Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
  • Jan 5 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Jan 5 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Jan 5 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 5 Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • Jan 6 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
  • Jan 6 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 7 Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 8 Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Jan 8 Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Jan 8 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 9 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • Jan 9 Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jan 9 Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 10 Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
  • Jan 11 Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • Jan 12 Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • Jan 13 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • Jan 13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 14 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • Jan 14 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Jan 15 Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 15 Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 16 Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
  • Jan 16 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • Jan 17 Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Jan 17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • Jan 18 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 18 Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
  • Jan 18 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • Jan 19 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • Jan 19 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76

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Jan 20 Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • Jan 23 Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies

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Jan 24 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jan 24 Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
  • Jan 26 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • Jan 26 Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • Jan 26 Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)

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Jan 27 André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
  • Jan 29 Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
  • Jan 30 Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88