October 3, 1993 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
  • Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers

Weddings in History

  • Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)

Deaths in History

  • JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)