1993 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 476

  • Mar 20 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)
  • Mar 20 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Mar 21 South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
  • Mar 22 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
  • Mar 23 Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns
  • Mar 24 Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 27 Jiang Zemin appointed President of the People's Republic of China

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • Mar 28 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • Mar 28 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
  • Mar 30 French government of Balladur forms
  • Mar 30 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 30 Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 1 Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London
  • Apr 2 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
  • Apr 2 Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 5 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
  • Apr 5 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
  • Apr 6 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
  • Apr 7 Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY)
  • Apr 8 Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
  • Apr 8 STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Apr 10 BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr
  • Apr 11 Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie
  • Apr 11 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 17 Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights
  • Apr 17 STS-56 (Discovery) lands
  • Apr 19 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
  • Apr 19 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
  • Apr 19 South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.
  • Apr 20 Uranus passes Neptune (once every 171 years)
  • Apr 21 Brazil votes against a monarchy
  • Apr 22 Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
  • Apr 22 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington D.C.
  • Apr 22 The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.
  • Apr 23 Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia
  • Apr 24 The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 25 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Apr 26 Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
  • Apr 26 STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • Apr 27 Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76
  • Apr 28 Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
  • Apr 30 The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
  • Apr 30 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • May 1 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
  • May 6 STS-55 (Columbia) lands
  • May 7 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
  • May 8 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
  • May 9 Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
  • May 9 Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies" premieres in NYC
  • May 9 Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
  • May 10 Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145
  • May 10 Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • May 10 Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
  • May 11 Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
  • May 13 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
  • May 13 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
  • May 13 Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50
  • May 15 Alamodome in San Antonio TX opens
  • May 15 Montreal Expo retires their 1st #, #10 for Rusty Staub
  • May 16 Farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull
  • May 16 Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head
  • May 16 Suleyman Demirel elected President of Turkey
  • May 17 Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled
  • May 18 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
  • May 18 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
  • May 19 Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132
  • May 19 Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)
  • May 20 10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)
  • May 21 Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life
  • May 21 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
  • May 21 Venezuela president Carlos Andres Perez fired
  • May 24 Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
  • May 24 Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey
  • May 26 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
  • May 26 Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head & goes over fence for a home run
  • May 27 Dale Murphy ends carreer at 398 HRs
  • May 27 Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6
  • May 28 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
  • May 28 Polish government of Suchocka falls
  • May 29 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • May 31 President Dobrica Ćosić of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia flees
  • Jun 1 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • Jun 1 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • Jun 1 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
  • Jun 3 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
  • Jun 6 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win
  • Jun 6 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as president of Mongolia
  • Jun 6 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala
  • Jun 7 Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
  • Jun 8 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
  • Jun 9 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 200 of 409

  • Mar 24 Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
  • Mar 26 Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
  • Mar 27 Carlos Gimenez, director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
  • Mar 27 Katherine Hynes De Groot, dies of stroke at 88
  • Mar 27 Wilhelmus M J Russell, Dutch MP (KVP, CDA), dies at 74
  • Mar 28 Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)
  • Mar 30 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • Mar 31 Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies
  • Apr 1 Ihsan Mohamed Salem, [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed
  • Apr 1 Juan of Borbon y Battemberg, father of king Juan Carlos I, dies
  • Apr 3 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Pinky Lee, kiddie host (Pinky Lee Show), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Apr 4 Alfred Mosher Butts, US architect/game maker (Scrabble), dies at 93
  • Apr 6 Hedi Amira Nouira, PM of Tunisia (1970-80), dies
  • Apr 7 Richard Schmiechen, dies of AIDS at 45
  • Apr 8 Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
  • Apr 8 H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies
  • Apr 9 Wouter Perquin, journalist/Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 74
  • Apr 10 Chris Hani, sec-gen South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50
  • Apr 11 Mohammed el-Himi, brigade-general of Egyptian police, murdered
  • Apr 11 Rachmon Nabiyev, President of Tadzjikistan (1973..92), dies at 63
  • Apr 12 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
  • Apr 12 Patience Jarvis, dies of melanoma at 56
  • Apr 13 Barry Karas, dies of leukemia at 49
  • Apr 13 Max Tripels, Dutch attorney/MP, dies at 72
  • Apr 14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85
  • Apr 14 Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
  • Apr 15 George Ives, dies at 111
  • Apr 15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 William Bakewell, dies of leukemia at 84
  • Apr 15 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), dies at 84
  • Apr 16 John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77
  • Apr 17 Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Arthur P Smith, US founder of Miami Planetarium, dies at 76
  • Apr 18 Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (b. 1917)
  • Apr 18 Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor and printmaker dies of cancer aged 62
  • Apr 19 David Koresh, [Vernon Howell], cult leader (Davidians), suicide
  • Apr 19 George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash
  • Apr 22 Andries Treurnicht, founder South African Conservative Party, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 22 Cesar Chavez, US farm worker (United Farm Workers), dies at 66

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez
  • Apr 23 Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Lalith Athulathmudali, Sri Lankan minister, murdered at 59
  • Apr 24 Oliver R Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75
  • Apr 27 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • Apr 29 Cy Howard, director (Lovers & Other Strangers), dies at 77
  • May 1 Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
  • May 1 Ranasinghe Premadasa, pres (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68
  • May 2 Julio Gallo, wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 82
  • May 2 WLPM, the Short, Dutch MP (KVP, 1945-73), dies at 83
  • May 2 Will Weng, Sunday Times crossword puzzle editor (1968-78), dies at 86
  • May 5 Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73
  • May 5 Irving Howe, US writer/critic (Dissent), dies at 72
  • May 5 Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79
  • May 8 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • May 9 Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
  • May 9 Mary Duncan Sanford, dies at 98
  • May 9 Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author
  • May 14 Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
  • May 14 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 85
  • May 15 Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
  • May 18 Heinrich Albertz, theologist/mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
  • May 18 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/writer, dies at 67
  • May 19 Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
  • May 19 Richard Murphy, director (3 Stripes in the Sun), dies of stroke at 81
  • May 20 Max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77
  • May 21 John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
  • May 24 Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
  • May 24 Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66
  • May 25 Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93
  • May 26 Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
  • May 27 Willem P G Assmann, Dutch MP, dies at 85
  • May 29 Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
  • May 31 Spuds Mackenzie, American advertisement dog
  • Jun 2 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • Jun 5 Conway Twitty, country star (Linda on My Mind), dies in surgery at 59
  • Jun 6 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jun 6 Peter Tazelaar, adjutant of Dutch queen Wilhelmina, dies at 73
  • Jun 8 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • Jun 8 Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (b. 1945)
  • Jun 9 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • Jun 10 Alice Reinhart, entertainer, dies at 83
  • Jun 11 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • Jun 13 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • Jun 15 John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), dies at 76
  • Jun 15 Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered
  • Jun 15 Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • Jun 16 John B Connally, gov of Texas/shot with JFK in 1963, dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Angus Suttie, English potter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jun 17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Jun 21 Frank Moro, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 22 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • Jun 22 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • Jun 22 Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 26 Catherine Leno, mother of Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 26 Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • Jun 28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79