What Happened on April 17, 1993

Historical Events

  • STS-56 (Discovery) lands

Rodney King Riots

Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights and sentenced to prison, while two others are acquitted,

Famous Weddings

  • "The Bangles" lead singer Susanna Hoffs (34) weds "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach (35)

Famous Deaths

  • Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65

About April 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 1 month and 20 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