What Happened on August 19, 1993

Historical Events

  • 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel
  • 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
  • George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
  • Mattel & Fisher Price toy companies merge
  • Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Jean King, American actress (Night Has a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76
  • Lucinda Ballard, US costume designer, wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90
  • Utpal Dutt, Indian actor and director (Manusher Adhikar), dies at 64
1993 Highlights

About August 19, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Help Falling In Love (From "Sliver") - UB40
  • UK #1 Song: Living On My Own - Freddie Mercury