What Happened in October 1993

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1st Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Frank Bruno
  • 3rd "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • 3rd Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

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3rd Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 3rd Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • 3rd Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • 3rd Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
  • 3rd Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
  • 3rd Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
  • 4th Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
  • 5th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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5th Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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5th Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 6th Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • 7th "Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • 7th "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
  • 7th Massive Muslim demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed
  • 7th Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Toni Morrison

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8th Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 8th UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • 10th Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)
  • 10th Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed
  • 11th Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
  • 11th US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
  • 12th "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 12th MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • 13th Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • 13th Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • 13th Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith
  • 13th Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor
  • 13th Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
  • 13th MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 15th Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle

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15th Nelson Mandela & South Africa President F W de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 16th General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
  • 16th IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
  • 16th Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
  • 17th Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 18th STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • 19th UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti
  • 20th Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • 21st "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 21st Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • 21st Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • 22nd Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
  • 23rd Seven people killed by IRA bomb attack in Belfast
  • 23rd Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • 23rd Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

23rd Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 24th "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 25th Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • 25th Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • 25th Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
  • 26th NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • 26th NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
  • 27th Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
  • 28th Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • 28th Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • 29th Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • 30th Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • 31st "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 31st 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • 31st Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million

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31st Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • 31st US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament

Famous Birthdays

  • 2nd Tara Lynne Barr, American actress
  • 3rd Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)
  • 8th Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men)
  • 13th Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

2nd Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

Director Spike Lee
Spike Lee
  • 3rd Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
  • 8th Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)
  • 10th Ted Kennedy Jr (32) weds psychiatrist Katherine Gershman (34)

HeartWedding of Interest

16th NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 22nd Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)

Famous Divorces

  • 15th Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

15th Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Reizl Bozyk, Polish/US actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • 1st Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • 1st Joseph Warren, actor (Gift of Love, Urban Warriors), dies at 77
  • 2nd Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83
  • 3rd JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • 3rd Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  • 3rd Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • 4th Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80
  • 4th Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • 5th Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • 5th Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66
  • 6th Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • 6th Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
  • 7th Agnes de Mille, choreographer (Oklahoma!, Rodeo), dies at 88
  • 7th Cyril Cusack, actor (Fahrenheit 451), dies of neuron disease at 82
  • 7th Kenneth Nelson, US/English actor (Boys in the Band), dies at 63
  • 8th Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • 9th C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 9th Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • 10th Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • 10th Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
  • 11th Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 12th Leon Ames, actor (Father of the Bride), dies at 91 of stroke
  • 12th Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • 13th Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • 13th Leon Ames, US actor (Mr Ed, Peggy Sue got Married), dies at 90
  • 14th Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • 14th Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
  • 14th Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
  • 14th Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • 15th Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34
  • 16th John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • 17th Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
  • 17th Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • 17th Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
  • 17th Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
  • 18th Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • 18th Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 18th Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
  • 19th Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
  • 19th Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
  • 19th Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • 20th Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
  • 20th Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
  • 21st Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • 21st Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • 21st Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
  • 21st Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • 21st Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
  • 21st James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • 22nd Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84
  • 22nd Fred C Shapiro, US journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62
  • 22nd Jiri Hajek, Czech lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80
  • 24th Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
  • 24th Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • 24th Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • 25th Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
  • 25th Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • 25th Philip P Cohen, Doctor (Nobel), dies at 85
  • 25th Vincent Price, actor (Raven, Fly), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 25th Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • 26th Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
  • 26th H Hardenberg, writer, dies
  • 28th Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
  • 28th Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80
  • 29th George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • 29th Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65
  • 29th Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • 30th Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
  • 30th Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
  • 31st Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/art dealer, commits suicide at 52
  • 31st Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84

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31st Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

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31st River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23