August 16, 1993 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • South Africa relinquishes sovereignty over Walvis Bay
  • The Debian distribution first announced by Ian Murdock, a student at Purdue University (Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release")

Deaths in History

  • Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83
  • Joseph Towers, US pilot, dies