What Happened in 1993 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 871

  • Oct 17 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Oct 18 STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • Oct 19 UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti
  • Oct 20 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • Oct 21 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Oct 21 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • Oct 21 Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • Oct 22 Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
  • Oct 23 Seven people killed by IRA bomb attack in Belfast
  • Oct 23 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • Oct 23 Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series

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Oct 23 Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Oct 24 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 25 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • Oct 25 Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 25 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
  • Oct 26 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • Oct 26 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
  • Oct 27 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • Oct 28 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • Oct 29 Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • Oct 30 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • Oct 31 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • Oct 31 Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million

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Oct 31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Oct 31 US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
  • Nov 1 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • Nov 1 Last day in 1st-class cricket for Mike Whitney, NSW v NZ
  • Nov 1 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
  • Nov 1 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect
  • Nov 2 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
  • Nov 2 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed
  • Nov 2 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ
  • Nov 2 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
  • Nov 2 Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem
  • Nov 2 Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of NYC
  • Nov 3 Ken Daneyko sets NJ Devil 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd cons game
  • Nov 4 "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

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Nov 4 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Nov 4 Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

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Nov 4 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
  • Nov 6 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving

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Nov 6 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 6 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont
  • Nov 7 Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
  • Nov 7 44th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 26 points
  • Nov 9 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Nov 9 Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
  • Nov 9 Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.
  • Nov 10 "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 performances
  • Nov 10 Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms

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Nov 11 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 13 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • Nov 13 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
  • Nov 13 Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
  • Nov 14 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Nov 14 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Nov 14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • Nov 14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

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Nov 14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Nov 14 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state
  • Nov 14 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 15 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
  • Nov 15 Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
  • Nov 15 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.
  • Nov 16 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances

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Nov 16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Nov 17 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Nov 17 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
  • Nov 17 US House of Representatives approve Nafta

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Nov 17 Gen. Sani Abacha leads a military coup in Nigeria that overthrows the government of Ernest Shonekan

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • Nov 18 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • Nov 18 Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • Nov 18 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives
  • Nov 18 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • Nov 18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • Nov 18 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
  • Nov 19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • Nov 19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • Nov 20 Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
  • Nov 20 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Robin Romeo
  • Nov 20 Winnie Mandela's driver/bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg
  • Nov 20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • Nov 20 58th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 5th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 41-39 in South Bend (Boston College's first win in the series)
  • Nov 21 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 14 performances

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Nov 21 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 21 Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome
  • Nov 22 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf
  • Nov 23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances
  • Nov 24 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
  • Nov 24 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • Nov 24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • Nov 25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • Nov 25 Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
  • Nov 27 Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)
  • Nov 27 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 730 of 730

  • Dec 17 Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer
  • Dec 18 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Dec 18 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • Dec 19 Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
  • Dec 19 Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77
  • Dec 19 Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49
  • Dec 20 Moses Gunn, actor (Shaft), dies at 64
  • Dec 20 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies from cancer at 74
  • Dec 20 W Edwards Deming, US economist (helped Japan after WW II), dies at 93
  • Dec 21 Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
  • Dec 22 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81
  • Dec 22 Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
  • Dec 23 Gertrude "Trudi" Duby Blom, actress, shot to death at about 92
  • Dec 24 Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Norman Vincent Peale, rev (Power of Positive Thinking), dies at 95
  • Dec 24 Yen Chia-kan, PM/President of Taiwan (1963-72, 75-78), dies
  • Dec 25 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 26 Jeff Morrow, actor (Robe, Harbor Lights, Blood Legacy), dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
  • Dec 28 Howard Caine [Cohen], American actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61
  • Dec 28 William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
  • Dec 29 Frunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (b. 1930)
  • Dec 30 Mack David, US songwriter (Bachelor in Paradise), dies at 81
  • Dec 30 [Irving Paul] "Swifty" Lazar, superagent, dies of kidney failure at 86
  • Dec 31 Arthur Dreifuss, director/producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • Dec 31 Lambert Fokkema, founder Dutch Export Combination, dies at 80
  • Dec 31 Thomas J Watson Jr, president of IBM (1956-71)/diplomat, dies at 79
  • Dec 31 Zviad Gamsachurdia, President of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54
  • Dec 31 Brandon Teena, Transsexual, murdered (b. 1972)