On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1993

Historical Events

  • Maryland investors led by Baltimore attorney Peter Angelos buy the Baltimore Orioles at auction in New York for $173m, nearly $50m more than ever paid for a baseball team
  • NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapses
  • Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Cassidy Gifford, American actress and daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee, born in New York
1993 Highlights

About August 2, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo