On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1993

Historical Events

  • Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
  • STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit

Famous Deaths

  • Arleen Whelan, American film actress (Kidnapped) dies of a stroke at 78
  • Hubertus Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies at 100

Person of interestMarian Anderson

Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), dies of congestive heart failure at 96


1993 Highlights

About April 8, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries