Today in History for January 1993

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 87 of 87

1st - 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
1st - Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
1st - Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
1st - Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
1st - 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
1st - 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
1st - 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
1st - 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
2nd - "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
2nd - The 3 opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the 9-month conflict
3rd - "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs
3rd - "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs
3rd - "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs
3rd - "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
3rd - "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
3rd - Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
3rd - "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
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 3rd - In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)
4th - 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
5th - Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
5th - Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
5th - Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
5th - The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
5th - Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
6th - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
6th - Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
6th - Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
7th - The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan 8th - Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
8th - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
8th - NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
9th - Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
10th - "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 perfs
10th - "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
10th - Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
11th - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
11th - Independent pres candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
11th - British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
12th - Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease
12th - NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
13th - STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
NHL Legend and Owner Mario LemieuxNHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux 13th - Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
13th - French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
14th - "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
14th - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
14th - Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
15th - 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
15th - Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
15th - Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
16th - 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
17th - 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
17th - Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 17th - AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
17th - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20
18th - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
18th - West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup
19th - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
19th - Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
19th - Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
19th - STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
20th - Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA
20th - Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President
21st - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
22nd - Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
23rd - 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino, & Emma Thompson win
23rd - Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
Actor Al PacinoActor Al Pacino 23rd - Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
23rd - NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
23rd - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
24th - 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
24th - Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
24th - Soyuz TM-16 launches
24th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
24th - Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
25th - 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
25th - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
25th - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
25th - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey 26th - West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
27th - DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
29th - Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
30th - 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
31st - "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
31st - Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
31st - 81st Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5)
31st - 81st Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)
31st - 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7

11th - Flora Cross, American actress
12th - Zayn Malik, Bradford West Yorkshire, British pop singer (One Direction)
18th - Morgan York, American actress
19th - John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy
24th - Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern
26th - Cameron Bright, Canadian actor
29th - Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Supermodel Kim AlexisSupermodel Kim Alexis (2nd) 2nd - Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)
12th - MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
28th - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 73 of 73

1st - June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
1st - Phyllis Hill, actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
3rd - Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
3rd - Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
4th - Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
4th - Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
4th - Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
5th - George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
5th - Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
5th - Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
5th - Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
5th - Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
5th - Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
5th - Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
5th - Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
5th - Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
6th - Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
6th - John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
6th - Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
7th - Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
8th - Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
8th - Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
8th - Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
9th - Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
9th - Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
9th - Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
10th - Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
10th - Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
11th - Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
12th - Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
13th - Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
13th - Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
14th - Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
14th - Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
15th - Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
15th - Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
15th - Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
15th - Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
16th - Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
16th - Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
16th - Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
16th - Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
17th - Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
17th - Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
18th - M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
18th - Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
18th - Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
18th - Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
19th - Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
19th - Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
19th - Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
19th - William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
Actress Audrey HepburnActress Audrey Hepburn (20th) 20th - Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63
20th - Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
20th - Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
22nd - Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
22nd - Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
22nd - Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
22nd - Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
23rd - Dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
23rd - Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
24th - Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84
24th - Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
26th - Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
26th - Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallFirst Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (24th) 26th - Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
26th - Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
27th - André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49
28th - Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
28th - John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
29th - Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
29th - Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
30th - Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88

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