What Happened on January 15, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
  • Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)