What Happened on August 31, 1993

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.
  • Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees

Famous Deaths

  • Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter (communist), dies at 80