What Happened on August 5, 1993

Historical Events

  • Republican Guard kills 64 civilians at Gninguilimin marketplace, in Chad

Famous Deaths

  • (Alexander) "Duke" Burrell, American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader (Louisiana Shakers; Louis Jordan; Johnny Otis), dies at 73
  • Eugen Suchoň, Slovak organist and composer (Krútňava (The Whirlpool); Psalm of the Carpathian Lands; Kaleidoscope), and music educator, dies at 84
  • Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band; McCoys), dies of heart failure at 45
1993 Highlights

About August 5, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 1 month and 25 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: Pray - Take That