What Happened in 1993 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 871

  • Jul 25 80th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 26 Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed
  • Jul 26 Mars Observer takes 1st photo of Mars, from 5 billion km
  • Jul 27 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • Jul 27 Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
  • Jul 27 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 27 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • Jul 28 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jul 29 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • Jul 29 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jul 31 Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
  • Jul 31 Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
  • Jul 31 Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda
  • Aug 1 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Aug 1 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Aug 1 Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 1 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Aug 1 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • Aug 2 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
  • Aug 2 Peter Angelos & William DeWitt purchase Orioles
  • Aug 2 Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
  • Aug 2 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • Aug 4 Angolan air force bombs Huambo
  • Aug 4 Rwandian Hutus & Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha
  • Aug 4 Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits, 4th time in 1993 a Padre gets 5 or more hits
  • Aug 6 Japan Hosokawa government begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Aug 7 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Aug 7 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
  • Aug 8 Dana Lofland wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic Dormann at Stratton Mt
  • Aug 8 Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed
  • Aug 9 King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
  • Aug 10 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 10 An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
  • Aug 11 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke
  • Aug 11 Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
  • Aug 13 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
  • Aug 13 Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
  • Aug 13 US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
  • Aug 13 4th World Championships in Athletics open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug 14 Nigerian presidential election
  • Aug 14 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)
  • Aug 14 St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
  • Aug 15 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Aug 15 75th PGA Championship: Paul Azinger shoots a 272 at Inverness Club Oh
  • Aug 15 Cindy Schreyer wins LPGA Sun-Time Challenge Golf Tournament
  • Aug 15 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 15 Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte
  • Aug 16 The Debian distribution first announced by Ian Murdock, a student at Purdue University (Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release")
  • Aug 16 South Africa relinquishes sovereignty over Walvis Bay
  • Aug 18 Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
  • Aug 19 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Aug 19 Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
  • Aug 19 George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
  • Aug 19 Mattel & Fisher Price toy companies merge
  • Aug 19 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
  • Aug 19 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel
  • Aug 20 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
  • Aug 20 Howard Stern is fired from WLUP-AM, Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Aug 20 Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month
  • Aug 21 NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
  • Aug 22 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Aug 22 Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 22 4th World Championships in Athletics close at Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug 23 NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • Aug 24 Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • Aug 24 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
  • Aug 27 Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
  • Aug 27 The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed.
  • Aug 28 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • Aug 28 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
  • Aug 28 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • Aug 28 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
  • Aug 29 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • Aug 29 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • Aug 30 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world
  • Aug 31 Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • Aug 31 Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
  • Aug 31 HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.
  • Aug 31 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • Sep 1 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • Sep 1 Goran Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis
  • Sep 2 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • Sep 2 Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
  • Sep 2 Day of Peace in South Africa
  • Sep 4 Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 4 Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Sep 5 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • Sep 5 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Sep 5 "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances
  • Sep 5 F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 730

  • Sep 16 Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
  • Sep 16 Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80
  • Sep 17 Christian Nyby, US director (Big Sleep, Thing), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Bruce Ferden, US conductor (NY, Washington, Amsterdam), dies at 44
  • Sep 19 Richard Landau, US screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies at 79
  • Sep 20 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • Sep 20 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • Sep 21 Fernand Ledoux, Belgian/French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96
  • Sep 21 Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Best Thing in Life), dies at 34
  • Sep 22 Margaret MacDonald, maid to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 89
  • Sep 23 William Cort, actor/producer (Ghost, Dear Heart), dies of cancer at 53
  • Sep 24 Zita Johann, Hungarian/US actress (Mummy), dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
  • Sep 24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • Sep 26 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • Sep 27 Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 James Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 28 Alfonso Balcazar, dies
  • Sep 28 Gustavo Brillembourg, Venez/US advocate, dies in an accident at 35
  • Sep 28 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Sep 28 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • Sep 28 Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • Sep 29 Ghuslam Wyne, premier of Lahore Pakistan, murdered at 60
  • Sep 29 Gordon Douglas, director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
  • Sep 30 Gordon Douglas, actor/director (Tony Rome), dies of cancer at 85
  • Sep 30 Paul Nowee, writer (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57
  • Sep 30 Tony Brafa, actor (Enrico Pallazzo-Naked Gun), dies at 72
  • Oct 1 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/US actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • Oct 1 Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Joseph Warren, actor (Gift of Love, Urban Warriors), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83
  • Oct 3 JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • Oct 3 Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  • Oct 3 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • Oct 4 Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80
  • Oct 4 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • Oct 5 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • Oct 5 Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66
  • Oct 6 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
  • Oct 7 Agnes de Mille, choreographer (Oklahoma!, Rodeo), dies at 88
  • Oct 7 Cyril Cusack, actor (Fahrenheit 451), dies of neuron disease at 82
  • Oct 7 Kenneth Nelson, US/English actor (Boys in the Band), dies at 63
  • Oct 8 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • Oct 9 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • Oct 9 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • Oct 10 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • Oct 10 Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
  • Oct 11 Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • Oct 12 Leon Ames, actor (Father of the Bride), dies at 91 of stroke
  • Oct 12 Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • Oct 13 Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • Oct 13 Leon Ames, US actor (Mr Ed, Peggy Sue got Married), dies at 90
  • Oct 14 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • Oct 14 Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
  • Oct 14 Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
  • Oct 14 Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • Oct 15 Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34
  • Oct 16 John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • Oct 17 Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 17 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
  • Oct 18 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • Oct 18 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Oct 18 Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
  • Oct 19 Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
  • Oct 19 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
  • Oct 19 Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • Oct 20 Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
  • Oct 21 Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • Oct 21 Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • Oct 21 Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
  • Oct 21 Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • Oct 21 Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
  • Oct 21 James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • Oct 22 Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Fred C Shapiro, US journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62
  • Oct 22 Jiri Hajek, Czech lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80
  • Oct 24 Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
  • Oct 24 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • Oct 24 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • Oct 25 Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
  • Oct 25 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • Oct 25 Philip P. Cohen, American medical researcher, dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Vincent Price, actor (Raven, Fly), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Oct 25 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • Oct 26 Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
  • Oct 26 H Hardenberg, writer, dies
  • Oct 28 Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
  • Oct 28 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • Oct 29 Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65
  • Oct 29 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • Oct 30 Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
  • Oct 30 Paul GrĂ©goire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/art dealer, commits suicide at 52
  • Oct 31 Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84