On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1993

Historical Events

  • South Africa relinquishes sovereignty over Walvis Bay
  • The Debian distribution first announced by Ian Murdock, a student at Purdue University (Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release")

Famous Deaths

  • Irene Sharaff, US costume designer (Cleopatra, Can-can), dies at 83
  • Joseph Towers, US pilot, dies
  • Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), dies of cancer at 80
  • Tom Fuccella, actor (Paul-One Life to Live), dies of AIDs at 56
1993 Highlights

About August 16, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo