What Happened in March 1993

Historical Events

  • 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

Sport awardSports Awards

4th 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

5th Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

9th 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 9th Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

9th Rodney King in Simi Valley court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 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 performances
  • 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
  • 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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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 performances
  • 18th Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

21st Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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
  • 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)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

29th 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
  • 29th Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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 performances
  • 30th French government of Balladur forms
  • 30th Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
  • 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

  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

31st Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Larry David

Famous Divorces

  • 2nd Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins
  • 5th Former Wash DC Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

Famous Deaths

  • 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, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • 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, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, accidentally shot while filming 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)