On This Day

What Happened on April 19, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday

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 crashed lands in Iowa.

Famous Deaths

  • David Koresh, [Vernon Howell], cult leader (Davidians), suicide
  • George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash