Historical Events in August 1993

  • 1st "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1st "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1st Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

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

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

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6th Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

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

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

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 12th Pope John Paul II begins visit of US

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13th Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

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

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

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

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20th Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 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.
  • 21st NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
  • 22nd "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 22nd Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • 22nd 4th World Championships in Athletics close at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 23rd NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points

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

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

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • 30th Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world
  • 31st Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • 31st Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
  • 31st HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.
  • 31st 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion