Historical Events in February 1993

  • Feb 1 NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • Feb 1 Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • Feb 2 Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • Feb 2 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)

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Feb 2 Václav Havel becomes the first president of an independent Czech Republic, after the split with Slovakia

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Feb 3 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
  • Feb 3 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

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Feb 3 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Aangeles, California

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-20
  • Feb 7 Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 7 Carmen Electra releases her self-titled debut album, "Carmen Electra"

  • Feb 8 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • Feb 8 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 9 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
  • Feb 10 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • Feb 10 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia

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Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Feb 11 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
  • Feb 11 Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Feb 11 President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Feb 11 43rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Woman Sesame Oil Maker" and "The Wedding Banquet" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 13 Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
  • Feb 13 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
  • Feb 13 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
  • Feb 14 Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
  • Feb 14 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.972 MPH)
  • Feb 15 Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • Feb 15 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
  • Feb 16 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • Feb 16 Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
  • Feb 17 Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Feb 17 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
  • Feb 18 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester, New York
  • Feb 19 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • Feb 19 "Happy Nation" debut studio album by Ace of Base is released
  • Feb 20 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
  • Feb 20 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
  • Feb 21 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City
  • Feb 21 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
  • Feb 22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • Feb 23 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
  • Feb 23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • Feb 23 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24 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 25 "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 25 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
  • Feb 25 Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
  • Feb 26 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
  • Feb 26 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
  • Feb 27 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Feb 28 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • Feb 28 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • Feb 28 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)