On This Day

What Happened in 1993

Important 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

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
  • Jun 8 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"
  • 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 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)
  • 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

Famous Weddings

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
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