What Happened in January 1993

Historical Events

  • 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 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • 3rd "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • 3rd "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • 3rd "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • 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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

3rd 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
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

5th Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 5th 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
  • 6th 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • 7th The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • 7th Jerry Rawlings becomes President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana
  • 7th Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica

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

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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8th Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

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

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8th NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
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 performances
  • 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 presidential 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

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12th 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
  • 13th STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • 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")
  • 17th AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • 17th NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20

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18th 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.
  • 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

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20th Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
  • 23rd Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
  • 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 men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • 24th Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

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

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • 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.
  • 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)

Sport awardTennis Open

31st 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
  • 31st 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

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26th Cameron Bright, Canadian actor

  • 29th Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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

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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
  • 21st Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • 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

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24th 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
  • 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
  • 26th Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • 26th Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)

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

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • 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