1993 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 476

  • Aug 21 NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
  • Aug 23 NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points
  • Aug 24 Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • Aug 27 Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
  • Aug 27 The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed.
  • Aug 28 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • Aug 28 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
  • Aug 28 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • Aug 28 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president

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Aug 30 150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • Aug 30 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, seocnd largest mosque in the world
  • Aug 31 Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
  • Aug 31 HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.
  • Sep 2 Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed
  • Sep 2 Day of Peace in South Africa
  • Sep 4 Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium
  • Sep 5 F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident
  • Sep 5 Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39)
  • Sep 7 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • Sep 7 Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader
  • Sep 8 Wang Junxia creates a women's world record 10,000m (29:31.78) at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 8 Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets
  • Sep 9 Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times
  • Sep 9 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • Sep 10 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
  • Sep 11 Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies' world record (3:50.46)
  • Sep 12 Wang Junxia runs a women's 3000 m world record (8:12.29) at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 12 Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career
  • Sep 12 STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit

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Sep 13 Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas sign the Oslo I peace accord

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 13 Wang Junxia runs a new women's 3000m world record (8:06.11) 1 day after setting previous record at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 13 Queens NY begins required recycling
  • Sep 13 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway
  • Sep 15 Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament
  • Sep 17 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • Sep 18 Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3
  • Sep 18 18th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Snapper" directed by Stephen Frears wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 19 Parliamentary election in Poland
  • Sep 19 Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years
  • Sep 21 Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
  • Sep 22 Ukrainian Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma resigns due to the "slow pace of reform"
  • Sep 22 STS-51 (Discovery) lands

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Sep 22 Supreme Soviet dismisses President Boris Yeltsin

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Sep 22 A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
  • Sep 23 Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
  • Sep 24 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

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Sep 24 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Sep 26 Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
  • Sep 27 The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
  • Sep 28 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • Sep 28 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • Sep 30 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

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Sep 30 US General Colin Powell retires at 56

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell
  • Oct 3 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
  • Oct 3 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
  • Oct 3 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • Oct 3 Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • Oct 3 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
  • Oct 3 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.
  • Oct 4 Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
  • Oct 5 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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Oct 5 Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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Oct 5 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 6 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • Oct 7 Massive Muslim demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed
  • Oct 7 Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Toni Morrison

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Oct 8 Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Oct 8 UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • Oct 10 Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)
  • Oct 10 Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed
  • Oct 11 Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
  • Oct 11 US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
  • Oct 13 Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor
  • Oct 15 Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle

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Oct 15 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Oct 16 General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
  • Oct 16 IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
  • Oct 16 Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
  • Oct 18 STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • Oct 19 UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti
  • Oct 21 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • Oct 21 Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • Oct 22 Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
  • Oct 23 Seven people killed by IRA bomb attack in Belfast
  • Oct 23 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • Oct 25 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • Oct 25 Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 27 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • Oct 28 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • Oct 29 Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • Oct 31 German unemployment hits national record of 3.5 million
  • Nov 1 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • Nov 1 STS-58 (Columbia) lands
  • Nov 1 The Maastricht Treaty, the Treaty on European Union comes into effect
  • Nov 2 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
  • Nov 2 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ
  • Nov 2 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 301 - 400 of 409

  • Oct 10 Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
  • Oct 14 Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
  • Oct 14 Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
  • Oct 16 John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • Oct 17 Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 18 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • Oct 18 Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
  • Oct 19 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
  • Oct 19 Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
  • Oct 21 Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • Oct 21 Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
  • Oct 21 Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • Oct 21 Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
  • Oct 21 James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • Oct 22 Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Fred C Shapiro, US journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62
  • Oct 22 Jiri Hajek, Czech lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80
  • Oct 24 Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
  • Oct 24 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • Oct 24 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • Oct 25 Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
  • Oct 25 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • Oct 25 Philip P. Cohen, American medical researcher, dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • Oct 26 Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
  • Oct 26 H Hardenberg, writer, dies
  • Oct 28 Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
  • Oct 28 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65
  • Oct 30 Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
  • Oct 30 Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/art dealer, commits suicide at 52
  • Oct 31 Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84
  • Nov 1 Anatoli Fyodorovich Voronov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), dies at 63
  • Nov 1 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (b. 1911)
  • Nov 2 P A Jacob Mees, Dutch banker (Mees & Hope), dies at about 86
  • Nov 3 Duncan Gibbins, director (Fire With Fire), dies in California fire at 41
  • Nov 4 Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78
  • Nov 4 Cornelis T "Cor" van de Molen, Dutch journalist (Beehive), dies at 62
  • Nov 4 Ely A Landau, producer (Long Day's Journey), dies of stroke at 73
  • Nov 4 Jose L Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
  • Nov 8 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Nov 9 Gerald Thomas, director (Carry on), dies at 72
  • Nov 11 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, dies at 67
  • Nov 13 Jose Toirkens, journalist (Slogan, NRC), dies at 48
  • Nov 14 Sanzo Nosaka, co-founder of Japanese Communist Party (1922), dies
  • Nov 15 Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies
  • Nov 15 Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered
  • Nov 16 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • Nov 17 Jthm de Vreeze, Dutch MP (KVP, 1956..77), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Gérard D. Lévesque, Canadian politician (b. 1926)
  • Nov 20 Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Emile Ardolino, director (Dirty Dancing), dies at 50 of AIDs
  • Nov 21 Emile Ardolino, director (Sister Act), dies of AIDS at 50
  • Nov 21 Jim McLaughlin, Buffalo radio newsman (WKBW), dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Gerarda "Meik" Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
  • Nov 24 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
  • Nov 24 Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
  • Nov 24 Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter

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Nov 25 Anthony Burgess, British novelist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • Nov 26 Imad Aqal, Palestinian Izz-Danish al-Qassem-leader, shot to death
  • Nov 26 Mart Kempers, sculptor, dies at 69
  • Nov 28 Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23
  • Nov 28 Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25
  • Nov 29 JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
  • Nov 30 Bob Wolf, agent (New Kids on the Block, Larry Bird), dies
  • Nov 30 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (b. 1924)

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Dec 2 Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, shot to death by Colombian Police at 44

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Dec 3 Lewis Thomas, biologist, dies of cancer at 80
  • Dec 4 Frank Sturgis, watergate burglar, dies at 68
  • Dec 4 Hetty de Boer-Jongkind, Dutch medical astrologist, dies at 42
  • Dec 4 Margaret Landon, US author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90
  • Dec 5 Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • Dec 5 Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
  • Dec 6 Prof Wolfgang Paul, German physicist (Nobel 1989), dies at 80
  • Dec 6 Rouaz Lakhdar, Algerian supreme court justice, murdered
  • Dec 7 Félix Houphouet-Boigny, President of Ivory Coast (1960-93), dies at 88
  • Dec 8 Carlotta Monti, lover of WC Fields, dies at 86
  • Dec 9 Muhammad Reza Golpayegani, ayatollah of Iran, dies
  • Dec 11 Ales Gartner, Slavic ski trainer of Norway, dies at 45
  • Dec 12 Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/NVSH-founder, dies at 90
  • Dec 12 Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at 61
  • Dec 13 Charles JB Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87
  • Dec 15 Kakuei Tanaka, PM of Japan (1972-74), dies
  • Dec 16 Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46
  • Dec 16 Kakuei Tanaka, premier of Japan (1972-74), dies at 75
  • Dec 16 Ratu Penaia Ganilau, president of Fiji (1987-93), dies at 75
  • Dec 16 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer (Volkskrant), dies at 68
  • Dec 16 Charizma, American Hip-Hop MC (b. 1973)
  • Dec 19 Anthonius AM "Ton" Kors, writer (Time of Anton de Lange), dies at 47
  • Dec 19 Antoon Veerman, Dutch ARP asst sect of Education (1973-75), dies at 77
  • Dec 20 W Edwards Deming, US economist (helped Japan after WW II), dies at 93
  • Dec 21 Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
  • Dec 22 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Norman Vincent Peale, rev (Power of Positive Thinking), dies at 95