What Happened on April 1, 1993

Historical Events

The Madness of George III

Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London

  • Reigning NASCAR Winston Cup champion Alan Kulwicki perishes in a private plane crash en route to Bristol for the Food City 500

Famous Weddings

  • American actress Stefanie Powers (50) marries Frenchman Patrick de la Chenais (41); divorce in 1999

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Kulwicki, American auto racer and owner (NASCAR Winston Cup drivers' and owners' champion 1992), dies in plane crash at 38
  • Ihsan Mohamed Salem [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed
  • Juan of Borbon y Battemberg, father of king Juan Carlos I, dies
  • Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, dies at 86
  • Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68

About April 1, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Informer - Snow
  • UK #1 Song: Young At Heart - Bluebells