1993 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 483 of 483

  • Nov 2 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
  • Nov 2 Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of New Jersey
  • Nov 2 Dow Jones hits record 3697.64
  • Nov 2 Ehud Olmert elected mayor of Jerusalem

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965

Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani
Mayor of New York City
Rudy Giuliani
  • Nov 4 Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • Nov 9 Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died
  • Nov 9 Stari Most (the "old bridge", built in 1566) in Mostar, Bosnia, collapses after several days of bombing.
  • Nov 10 Slovakian government of Vladimír Mečiar forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Nov 13 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • Nov 13 Chinese MD82 makes crash landing at Urumqi, 12 killed
  • Nov 13 Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president
  • Nov 14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • Nov 14 Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state
  • Nov 15 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
  • Nov 15 Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
  • Nov 15 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Nov 17 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
  • Nov 17 US House of Representatives approve Nafta

BattleCoup d'état

Nov 17 Gen. Sani Abacha leads a military coup in Nigeria that overthrows the government of Ernest Shonekan

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • Nov 17 General Sani Abacha leads a coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control
  • Nov 18 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • Nov 18 Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • Nov 18 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives
  • Nov 18 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • Nov 19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • Nov 19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • Nov 20 Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
  • Nov 20 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Robin Romeo
  • Nov 20 Winnie Mandela's driver and bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg
  • Nov 20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • Nov 21 Neo-fascist MSI wins 36% of municipal elections in Rome
  • Nov 24 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
  • Nov 24 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • Nov 24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • Nov 25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • Nov 25 Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
  • Nov 28 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Dec 1 Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18
  • Dec 2 Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
  • Dec 2 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches
  • Dec 4 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
  • Dec 4 Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
  • Dec 4 A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
  • Dec 5 Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
  • Dec 5 Rafael Caldera elected President of Venezuela
  • Dec 5 The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.

  • Dec 6 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29
  • Dec 7 Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast
  • Dec 7 The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
  • Dec 8 30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria
  • Dec 8 Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
  • Dec 8 Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England
  • Dec 9 Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
  • Dec 10 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
  • Dec 11 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle elected President of Chile
  • Dec 13 Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don't
  • Dec 13 Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
  • Dec 13 Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
  • Dec 13 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
  • Dec 13 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 14 Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
  • Dec 15 C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
  • Dec 15 Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns
  • Dec 15 Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense
  • Dec 15 Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed
  • Dec 15 British Prime Minister John Major and Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination
  • Dec 17 Muslims in Bangladesh call for the murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
  • Dec 17 Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)
  • Dec 17 Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse
  • Dec 18 Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
  • Dec 21 "The Sign" single released in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 26 Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed
  • Dec 27 Dow-Jones hits record 3792.93
  • Dec 28 Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
  • Dec 28 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 28 Andrea Bocelli makes his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • Dec 29 Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
  • Dec 30 Vatican recognizes Israel

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Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 401 - 404 of 404

  • Dec 31 Lambert Fokkema, founder Dutch Export Combination, dies at 80
  • Dec 31 Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Dec 31 Zviad Gamsachurdia, President of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54
  • Dec 31 Brandon Teena, Transsexual, murdered (b. 1972)