Events in Film & Television in 1993

  • Jan 4 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

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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 14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • 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

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

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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 19 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • Feb 26 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

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Feb 28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld

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Mar 2 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

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Mar 4 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion

  • Mar 7 Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • Mar 8 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • Mar 12 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

  • Mar 28 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins

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Mar 29 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

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Apr 26 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • May 8 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware
  • May 12 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
  • May 12 Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS
  • May 13 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands
  • May 20 274th & final "Cheers" on NBC
  • May 21 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

May 24 Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • May 24 46th Cannes Film Festival: "Ba wang bie ji" directed by Chen Kaige and "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 1 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News

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Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • Jun 11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV

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Jun 13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Jun 26 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV
  • Jun 28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 29 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • Aug 1 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • Aug 10 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 19 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel
  • Aug 31 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • Sep 1 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances

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Sep 5 F. Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

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Sep 6 Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 10 "The X-Files", created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox
  • Sep 16 "Frasier" starring Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce premieres on NBC
  • Sep 18 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • Sep 19 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win
  • Sep 19 Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint
  • Sep 19 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • Sep 27 Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
  • Sep 29 "Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
  • Oct 3 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • Oct 13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

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Oct 31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Nov 2 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed
  • Nov 6 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving
  • Nov 18 WWF boss Vince McMahon charged with steroid distribution
  • Nov 27 Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World

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Dec 7 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 8 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 15 "Schindler's List", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, is released (Best Picture 1994)

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Dec 15 Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List", an epic historical drama based on the life of Oskar Schindler, is released

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg

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Dec 16 Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand