Events in History in 1993

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  • Jan 1 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • Jan 1 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Jan 1 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • Jan 2 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • Jan 3 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months

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Jan 3 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 5 Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil
  • Jan 5 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (first legal hanging in America since 1965)
  • Jan 6 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
  • Jan 6 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • Jan 7 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • Jan 7 Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica
  • Jan 10 Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
  • Jan 11 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
  • Jan 11 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
  • Jan 11 British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
  • Jan 13 STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jan 13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • Jan 14 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • Jan 15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • Jan 15 Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • Jan 17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")

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Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 19 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
  • Jan 19 Oakland As unveil new elephant logo
  • Jan 19 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
  • Jan 19 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
  • Jan 20 Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA

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Jan 20 Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Jan 20 Maya Angelou is 1st African American and woman to recite a poem at inauguration of a US President - "On the Pulse of Morning" for Bill Clinton

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 22 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
  • Jan 23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
  • Jan 23 NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
  • Jan 23 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 24 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • Jan 24 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • Jan 24 Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • Jan 24 US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 24 Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • Jan 25 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • Jan 25 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
  • Jan 25 Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
  • Jan 26 West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
  • Jan 27 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman

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Jan 29 US postal service issues a stamp commemorating chemist Percy Lavon Julian

  • Jan 30 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • Feb 1 NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • Feb 1 Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • Feb 2 Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • Feb 2 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)

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Feb 2 Václav Havel becomes the first president of an independent Czech Republic, after the split with Slovakia

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Feb 3 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

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Feb 3 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 4 Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Feb 4 Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • Feb 5 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160
  • Feb 5 R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
  • Feb 8 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • Feb 9 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
  • Feb 10 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
  • Feb 11 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
  • Feb 11 Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)
  • Feb 11 President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General
  • Feb 11 43rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Woman Sesame Oil Maker" and "The Wedding Banquet" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 13 Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
  • Feb 13 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
  • Feb 14 Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
  • Feb 14 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.972 MPH)
  • Feb 15 Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • Feb 15 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
  • Feb 16 Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
  • Feb 17 Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Feb 18 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY
  • Feb 19 "Happy Nation" debut studio album by Ace of Base is released
  • Feb 22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • Feb 23 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
  • Feb 23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • Feb 25 Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
  • Feb 26 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
  • Feb 27 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Feb 28 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • Mar 1 Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
  • Mar 5 Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
  • Mar 9 Rodney King in Simi Valley court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs
  • Mar 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
  • Mar 12 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • Mar 12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • Mar 12 Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech
  • Mar 13 Blizzard of '93 hits north-east USA
  • Mar 14 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
  • Mar 14 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
  • Mar 14 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
  • Mar 14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • Mar 15 Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200
  • Mar 17 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
  • Mar 18 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • Mar 18 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • Mar 19 Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • Mar 19 US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
  • Mar 20 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)
  • Mar 20 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England

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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

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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

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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)

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

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard
  • 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
  • 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
  • Apr 25 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
  • 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

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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 17 "Chattahoochee" single released by Alan Jackson (CMA Award Single of the Year, Song of the Year.)
  • 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 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • 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 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