What Happened on May 24th, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 46th Cannes Film Festival: "Ba wang bie ji" directed by Chen Kaige and "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
  • Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey
  • NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison

Famous Deaths

  • Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
  • Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66