Historical Events for August 1993

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Events 1 - 73 of 73

1st - "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 perfs
1st - "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
1st - Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1st - Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
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
6th - Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical
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
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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
11th - Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)
12th - Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
13th - Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
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
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson 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
15th - Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1
15th - Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte
16th - The Debian distribution was first announced by Ian Murdock, then 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
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 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
20th - Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria
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 perfs
Catholic Missionary Mother TeresaCatholic Missionary Mother Teresa 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
23rd - Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
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
MLB Outfielder David JusticeMLB Outfielder David Justice 29th - 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
29th - 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris
30th - 150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower
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

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