On This Day

What Happened in 1993

Historical Events

  • Apr 22 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • Aug 4 Rwandian Hutus and Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Aug 20 Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month
  • Sep 9 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • Sep 13 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas
  • Oct 4 Troops and tanks of President Boris Yeltsin shell and occupy the Russian White House in Moscow, the house of government of the Russian Federation
  • Oct 15 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 21 Failed military coup in Burundi, led by ex-President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, includes assassination President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • Nov 18 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
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1993 in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
  • Jun 8 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"
  • Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million
  • Aug 31 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • Sep 10 "The X-Files", created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson debuts on Fox
  • Sep 27 British crime series "Cracker" created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK
  • Dec 14 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

1993 in Music

  • Sep 5 Musical "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances with 6 Tony Awards

1993 in Sport

  • Jan 5 Brian Lara scores his maiden Test century with 277 for the West Indies v Australia in drawn 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Jan 8 Michael Jordan's game-high 35 points leads Chicago to 120-95 win over Milwaukee; gives him exactly 20,000 points in 620th game of his NBA career; 2nd-fastest to reach milestone after Wilt Chamberlain (499)
  • Nov 14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

Did You Know?

The World Wide Web source code is released by CERN, making the software freely available to all

On April 30, 1993

Would You Believe?

16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train and 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride

On May 8, 1993

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