What Happened on October 21, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

Famous Deaths

  • Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
  • Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44