What Happened in March 1993

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
  • Mar 1 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
  • Mar 1 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
  • Mar 2 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89
  • Mar 3 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • Mar 4 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 4 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion

Sport awardSports Awards

Mar 4 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

Mar 5 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Mar 5 Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
  • Mar 5 Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
  • Mar 7 Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • Mar 8 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • Mar 8 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 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
  • Mar 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
  • Mar 12 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • Mar 12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • Mar 12 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
  • Mar 12 Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech
  • Mar 13 Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US
  • Mar 14 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • Mar 14 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Mar 14 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
  • Mar 14 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
  • Mar 14 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 14 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
  • Mar 14 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • Mar 14 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
  • Mar 14 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
  • Mar 14 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
  • Mar 15 Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 17 19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

  • Mar 17 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
  • Mar 18 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • Mar 18 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • Mar 18 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • Mar 19 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • Mar 19 Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • Mar 19 US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
  • Mar 20 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)
  • Mar 20 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England
  • Mar 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Mar 21 South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
  • Mar 22 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
  • Mar 23 Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns
  • Mar 23 NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
  • Mar 24 Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
  • Mar 25 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 27 Jiang Zemin appointed President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • Mar 28 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
  • Mar 28 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
  • Mar 28 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • Mar 28 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

  • Mar 30 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Mar 30 French government of Balladur forms
  • Mar 30 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 30 Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 30 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 30 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 18 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

  • Mar 20 Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Comedian/Writer
Larry David

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 2 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins
  • Mar 5 Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

Famous Deaths

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