January 5, 1993 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).

Deaths in History

  • Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
  • Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965