What Happened in 1993

Significant 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
  • Oct 15 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 21 Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • Nov 18 Black & 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
  • 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

  • Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
  • 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, 277 runs West Indies v Australia at cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Jan 8 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
  • Oct 23 Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 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


World Leaders in 1993

Famous People in 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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Famous Divorces

  • Mar 2 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins
  • Mar 5 Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi
  • Apr 22 Tennis great Bj√∂rn Borg divorces Loredana Berte
  • Apr 23 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn
  • Jun 23 Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff
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