On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1993

Historical Events

  • STS-56 (Discovery) lands

USARodney 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,

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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 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
1993 Highlights

About April 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries