Today in History for March 1993

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 67 of 67

1st - Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
1st - George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
1st - New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
2nd - Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89
3rd - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
4th - "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
4th - Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion
4th - 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win
5th - Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
5th - Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
5th - Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
7th - Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
8th - Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
8th - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
9th - 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win
9th - Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King 9th - Rodney King in Simi Valley court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
11th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
12th - 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
12th - Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
12th - Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
12th - Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech
13th - Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US
14th - "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 perfs
14th - "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
14th - "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
14th - 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
14th - Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
14th - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
LPGA Golfer Meg MallonLPGA Golfer Meg Mallon 14th - Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
14th - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
14th - 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
14th - 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
14th - 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
15th - Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200
17th - 19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)
17th - 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
18th - "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 perfs
18th - Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
Actress Demi MooreActress Demi Moore 18th - Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
19th - Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
19th - Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
19th - US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
20th - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)
20th - IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England
21st - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
21st - Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint
21st - South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
22nd - Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
23rd - Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns
23rd - NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
24th - Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 25th - "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
27th - Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
28th - 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
28th - 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
28th - Conservatives win French parliamentary election
28th - Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
29th - 65th Academy Awards - "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win
29th - Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
29th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards
30th - "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 perfs
30th - French government of Balladur forms
30th - Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor 30th - Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain" premieres in NYC
30th - New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
30th - Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7

4th - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown, born in Livingstone, New Jersey (d.2015)
4th - Jenna Boyd, American actress
4th - Alice Jones, British actress
4th - Abigail Mavity, American actress
4th - Yves Michel-Beneche, American actor
19th - Munro Chambers, Canadian actor
22nd - Mick Hazen, American actor

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Actor Eddie MurphyActor Eddie Murphy (18th) 18th - Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC
20th - Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York
31st - Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

2nd - Salman Rushdie divorces Marianne Wiggins
5th - Former Wash DC Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 73 of 73

1st - Luis Kutner, US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
1st - Terry Frost, actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
2nd - Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
2nd - Paul D Zimmerman, US screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
3rd - Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
3rd - Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
3rd - Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
3rd - Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
4th - Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
4th - Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
5th - Diana Ochoa, dies after long illness at 80
5th - Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash
6th - Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
6th - Douglas Marland, soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
6th - Nicholas Ridley, English Minister of Finance, dies at 64
7th - Arnold Franchetti, Ital/US composer, dies
7th - Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77
7th - Tony Harris, cricketer (8 Tests for S Afr 1947-49, 100 runs), dies
8th - Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
8th - Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
8th - Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
8th - Wells Root, US screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
9th - Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
9th - Bob Crosby, swing-era bandleader (Bobcats), dies of cancer at 79
10th - C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
10th - David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
11th - Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
11th - Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
11th - Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
12th - Andreas J A I Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Leiderdorp), dies at 62
12th - June Valli, singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
12th - Michael Kanin, screenwriter (Woman of the Year), dies at 83
12th - Wang Zhen, marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies
13th - Ralph Smith Fults, US gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
15th - Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
15th - Dennis Gregory, actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
15th - Ricardo M Arias Espinosa, president of Panama (1955-56), dies
16th - Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
16th - Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered
16th - Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87
16th - Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
16th - Mohammed Hussein Nagdi, Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered
17th - Helen Hayes, actress (Airport), dies of congestive heart failure at 92
17th - Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered
17th - Skip Young, actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
19th - Barend P Tammeling, journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
19th - Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
20th - Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85
20th - Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
22nd - Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
22nd - Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
22nd - Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
22nd - Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 27
22nd - Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 31
23rd - Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
24th - Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
24th - John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78
24th - Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
24th - Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
26th - Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
26th - Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
27th - Carlos Gimenez, director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
27th - Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
27th - Kate Reid, British actress (Lil-Dallas), dies of cancer at 62
27th - Katherine Hynes De Groot, dies of stroke at 88
27th - Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch MP (KVP, CDA), dies at 74
28th - Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)
30th - Jeremy Siegrist, actor (Adv of Darly & Samy), dies hiking at 20
30th - Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
31st - Brandon Lee, US actor (Crow)/son of Bruce Lee, accidentally shot at 28
31st - Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies
31st - Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900)
31st - Chichay, Filipino actress (b. 1918)

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