What Happened on April 19, 1993

Historical Events

  • 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya wins men's event in 2:09:33; Olga Markova of Russia repeats as women's champion in 2:25:27
  • After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
  • Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
  • South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crash lands in Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Blas Galindo, Mexican composer (A la Patria), dies at 83
  • David Koresh [Vernon Howell], American cult leader (Davidians), dies shot at 33
  • George Mickelson, American politician (Governor of South Dakota 1987-93), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • Steve Douglas [Kreisman], American session and touring saxophonist and flautist (Phil Spector; Duane Eddy; Beach Boys), dies of a heart attack at 54
1993 Highlights

About April 19, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 9 months and 17 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