On This Day

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 Suchoƈ, Slovak composer, 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? 28 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo