On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1993

Historical Events


USARodney King Riots

Jury reaches guilty verdict in federal case against police officers (two convicted, two acquitted) who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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Famous Birthdays


Person of interestChance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper [Chancellor J Bennett], American rapper and record producer (Acid Rap, Coloring Book), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater, born in Montebello, California

Famous Deaths

  • John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77
1993 Highlights

About April 16, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries