Historical Events in 1993

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  • Jan 1st 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • Jan 1st Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • Jan 1st Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Jan 1st Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • Jan 1st 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • Jan 1st 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • Jan 1st 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • Jan 1st 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • Jan 2nd "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 2nd Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • Jan 3rd "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3rd "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3rd "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3rd "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
  • Jan 3rd "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 3rd Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
  • Jan 3rd "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 3rd In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 4th 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5th Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
  • Jan 5th Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 5th Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jan 5th Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • Jan 5th Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
  • Jan 6th Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
  • Jan 6th Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
  • Jan 6th Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
  • Jan 6th 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • Jan 7th The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • Jan 7th Jerry Rawlings becomes President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana
  • Jan 7th Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica

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Jan 8th Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Jan 8th Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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Jan 8th NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Jan 9th Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
  • Jan 10th "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • Jan 10th "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 10th Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
  • Jan 11th Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
  • Jan 11th Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
  • Jan 11th British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
  • Jan 12th Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease

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Jan 12th NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Jan 13th STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jan 13th Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
  • Jan 13th French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • Jan 14th "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Jan 14th David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 14th Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • Jan 15th 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • Jan 15th Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Jan 15th Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • Jan 16th 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 17th 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
  • Jan 17th Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
  • Jan 17th AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • Jan 17th NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20

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Jan 18th Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 18th West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 19th Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
  • Jan 19th Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
  • Jan 19th Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
  • Jan 19th STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
  • Jan 20th Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA

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Jan 20th Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 21st Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
  • Jan 22nd Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 23rd 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino, & Emma Thompson win

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
  • Jan 23rd Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
  • Jan 23rd Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
  • Jan 23rd NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
  • Jan 23rd US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 24th 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • Jan 24th Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • Jan 24th Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • Jan 24th US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 24th Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

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Jan 25th 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • Jan 25th Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • Jan 25th Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
  • Jan 25th Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
  • Jan 26th West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
  • Jan 27th DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
  • Jan 29th Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
  • Jan 30th 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • Jan 31st "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Jan 31st Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • Jan 31st 81st Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31st 81st Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 31st 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 1st NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • Feb 1st Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • Feb 2nd Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • Feb 2nd Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)
  • Feb 3rd Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
  • Feb 3rd General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

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Feb 3rd Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 4th Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Feb 4th Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • Feb 5th Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160
  • Feb 5th R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
  • Feb 6th 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 6th Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Feb 7th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-20
  • Feb 7th Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed
  • Feb 7th Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
  • Feb 8th Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • Feb 8th GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
  • Feb 9th Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
  • Feb 10th Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • Feb 10th US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
  • Feb 10th "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
  • Feb 11th Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
  • Feb 11th Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)
  • Feb 11th Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General
  • Feb 11th 43rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Woman Sesame Oil Maker" and "The Wedding Banquet" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 13th Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
  • Feb 13th Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
  • Feb 13th Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
  • Feb 14th Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
  • Feb 14th 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.972 MPH)
  • Feb 15th Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • Feb 15th Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
  • Feb 16th Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • Feb 16th Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
  • Feb 17th Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Feb 17th Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
  • Feb 18th Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY
  • Feb 19th Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • Feb 20th Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
  • Feb 20th Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
  • Feb 20th NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
  • Feb 21st 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City
  • Feb 21st Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
  • Feb 22nd Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • Feb 23rd Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
  • Feb 23rd India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • Feb 23rd Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24th 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Feb 25th "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 25th Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
  • Feb 25th Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
  • Feb 26th 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
  • Feb 26th 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 26th Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
  • Feb 27th PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Feb 28th "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances

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Feb 28th 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Feb 28th Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • Feb 28th Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
  • Mar 1st Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
  • Mar 1st George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
  • Mar 1st New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
  • Mar 2nd Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89
  • Mar 3rd Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • Mar 4th "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 4th Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion
  • Mar 4th 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

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Mar 5th Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Mar 5th Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
  • Mar 5th Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
  • Mar 7th Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • Mar 8th Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • Mar 8th Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • Mar 9th 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win
  • Mar 9th Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • Mar 9th Rodney King in Simi Valley court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
  • Mar 11th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
  • Mar 12th 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • Mar 12th Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • Mar 12th Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
  • Mar 12th Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech
  • Mar 13th Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US
  • Mar 14th "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • Mar 14th "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14th "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Mar 14th 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
  • Mar 14th Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
  • Mar 14th Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 14th Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
  • Mar 14th Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • Mar 14th 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
  • Mar 14th 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
  • Mar 14th 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
  • Mar 15th Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 17th 19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

  • Mar 17th 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
  • Mar 18th "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • Mar 18th Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • Mar 18th Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • Mar 19th Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • Mar 19th Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • Mar 19th US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
  • Mar 20th Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)
  • Mar 20th IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England
  • Mar 21st Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

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Mar 21st Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Mar 21st South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
  • Mar 22nd Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
  • Mar 23rd Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns