What Happened in 1993 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 872

  • 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 Cincinnati Reds 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20th Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Aug 20th Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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 729

  • Sep 16th Johanna F Zandstra-Giezen, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 111
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, American actress (Lorelei-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 President 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