Historical Events in January 1993

  • Jan 1 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • Jan 1 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • Jan 1 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Jan 1 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • Jan 1 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • Jan 1 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • Jan 1 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • Jan 1 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • Jan 2 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 2 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • Jan 3 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3 "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
  • Jan 3 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 3 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
  • Jan 3 "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 3 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 4 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
  • Jan 5 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 5 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

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

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Jan 8 NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

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

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Jan 12 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 13 STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jan 13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Jan 14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 14 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • Jan 15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • Jan 15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Jan 15 Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • Jan 16 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 17 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming

  • Jan 17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
  • Jan 17 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20 Bill Clinton (D) inaugurated as 42nd US President

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Jan 20 Maya Angelou is 1st African American and woman to recite a poem at inauguration of a US President - "On the Pulse of Morning" for Bill Clinton

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
  • Jan 22 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson

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Jan 23 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Jan 23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
  • Jan 23 NY Newsday reports Oregan Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
  • Jan 23 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 24 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • Jan 24 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • Jan 24 Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • Jan 24 US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 24 Turkish journalist and writer U─čur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Jan 25 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • Jan 25 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
  • Jan 25 Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
  • Jan 26 West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
  • Jan 27 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 US postal service issues a stamp commemorating chemist Percy Lavon Julian

  • Jan 30 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • Jan 31 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Jan 31 Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • Jan 31 81st Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 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 31 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic