What Happened in 1993 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 873

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

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Jul 31st A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays

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

Hall-of-fameHall of Fame

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

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

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Aug 6th Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 20th Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

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

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Aug 23rd 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 24th Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • Aug 24th Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
  • Aug 27th Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
  • Aug 27th The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed.
  • Aug 28th Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • Aug 28th Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
  • Aug 28th Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • Aug 28th Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
  • Aug 29th 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • Aug 29th 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris

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

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

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Sep 4th 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 5th "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • Sep 5th "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Sep 5th "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 727

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

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

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

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

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