1993 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 476

  • Jan 1 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • Jan 1 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Jan 1 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • Jan 2 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • Jan 3 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months

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 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 (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
  • Jan 6 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
  • 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 Jerry Rawlings becomes President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana
  • Jan 7 Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica
  • 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
  • Jan 13 STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jan 13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • Jan 14 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • Jan 15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • Jan 15 Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • Jan 17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")

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 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 inaugurated as 42nd US President

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 22 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
  • Jan 23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
  • Jan 23 NY Newsday reports Ore Sen 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 Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • 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
  • Jan 30 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • 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)
  • Feb 3 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

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 7 Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed
  • Feb 8 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • Feb 9 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
  • Feb 10 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
  • 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)
  • Feb 11 President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General
  • 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 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 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 18 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY
  • 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 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 27 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Feb 28 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • Mar 1 Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
  • Mar 4 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion
  • Mar 5 Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
  • Mar 8 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • Mar 9 Rodney King in Simi Valley court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
  • Mar 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
  • Mar 12 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • Mar 12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • Mar 12 Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech
  • Mar 13 Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US
  • Mar 14 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
  • Mar 14 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
  • Mar 14 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
  • Mar 14 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • Mar 15 Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200
  • Mar 17 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
  • Mar 18 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • Mar 18 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • Mar 19 Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • Mar 19 US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 19 John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy
  • Jan 24 Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern
  • Mar 4 Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown, born in Livingstone, New Jersey (d.2015)
  • Apr 29 Aurelia Clasina Lucia Wildeboer, daughter of Pieter & Mirtle
  • May 25 Dilley sextuplets, American sextuplets
  • Jun 4 Christian Alexander Mowatt, grandson of English princess Alexandra
  • Jun 16 Alice Ann Newman, daughter of Gretchen & Randy
  • Jun 24 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity
  • Jun 29 Angela & Amy Lakeberg, US Siamese twins (separated on Aug 20th)
  • Jul 24 Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal
  • Aug 2 Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee
  • Sep 3 Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol
  • Sep 7 Joshua Wilkinson, prince of self proclaimed principality sealand
  • Oct 13 Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples
  • Dec 6 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, born in Cuba

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 6 US Senator Mitch McConnell (51) weds economist Elaine Chao

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • Feb 28 Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife
  • Mar 20 Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York
  • Apr 1 Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
  • Apr 18 Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil
  • Jun 9 Japanese crown prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada
  • Jun 19 Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe
  • Jul 3 Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria
  • Aug 14 Dr William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76)
  • Aug 14 Shari Beadley weds Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play)
  • Oct 3 Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
  • Oct 8 Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)
  • Oct 10 Ted Kennedy Jr (32) weds psychiatrist Katherine Gershman (34)
  • Nov 26 Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 11 Canada's PM Stephen Harper (34) weds Laureen Teskey (30)

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper

Divorces in History

  • Mar 2 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins
  • Mar 5 Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi
  • Apr 23 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn
  • Jun 23 Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff
  • Jul 20 Joe Petruzzi files for divorce from Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever)
  • Aug 11 Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth
  • Oct 15 Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa
  • Nov 4 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett
  • Nov 16 James Carrey files for divorce from Melissa

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 409

  • Jan 3 Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
  • Jan 4 Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
  • Jan 5 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Jan 5 Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Jan 5 Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • Jan 6 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
  • Jan 8 Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Jan 8 Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Jan 9 Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jan 9 Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 10 Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
  • Jan 11 Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • Jan 12 Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • Jan 13 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • Jan 14 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • Jan 14 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • Jan 15 Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 16 Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
  • Jan 17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • Jan 18 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
  • Jan 18 Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
  • Jan 18 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • Jan 19 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
  • Jan 20 Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jan 22 Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 24 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jan 24 Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
  • Jan 26 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • Jan 26 Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • Jan 26 Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
  • Jan 29 Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
  • Jan 30 Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
  • Feb 5 Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Tip Tipping, [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34
  • Feb 5 Marcel Léger, Quebec politician (b. 1930)
  • Feb 7 W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • Feb 8 Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies
  • Feb 8 N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader
  • Feb 9 Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies
  • Feb 10 John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • Feb 10 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies
  • Feb 10 Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 11 George A Stephen, inventor (Weber Kettle Grill), dies at 71
  • Feb 12 James Bulger, English child abducted, tortured and beaten to death at 2, by 10 year old boys
  • Feb 13 Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
  • Feb 17 Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • Feb 18 Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
  • Feb 18 Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
  • Feb 19 Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82
  • Feb 20 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Miura), dies
  • Feb 21 Ferrucci Lamborghini, car maker (Lamborghini), dies at 76
  • Feb 22 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/procureur-general (Aruba), dies at 63
  • Feb 25 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
  • Feb 26 Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
  • Feb 26 Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
  • Feb 28 Fer A Olthoff, Dutch WW II resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies
  • Feb 28 Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
  • Mar 1 Luis Kutner, US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
  • Mar 2 Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
  • Mar 3 Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
  • Mar 4 Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
  • Mar 5 Diana Ochoa, dies after long illness at 80
  • Mar 5 Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash
  • Mar 6 Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
  • Mar 6 Douglas Marland, soap writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • Mar 6 Nicholas Ridley, English Minister of Finance, dies at 64
  • Mar 8 Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
  • Mar 10 C Northcote Parkinson, English historian/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • Mar 10 David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • Mar 11 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 Andreas J A I Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Leiderdorp), dies at 62
  • Mar 12 Wang Zhen, marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies
  • Mar 13 Ralph Smith Fults, US gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Ricardo M Arias Espinosa, president of Panama (1955-56), dies
  • Mar 16 Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered
  • Mar 16 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Mohammed Hussein Nagdi, Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered
  • Mar 17 Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered
  • Mar 19 Barend P Tammeling, journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
  • Mar 20 Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85
  • Mar 20 Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
  • Mar 22 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • Mar 23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • Mar 24 Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • Mar 24 John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78