What Happened on October 3, 1993

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 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
  • Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers

Famous Birthdays

  • Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)

Famous Weddings

  • Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)

Famous Deaths

  • JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)