On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1993

Historical Events

  • Japan Hosokawa government begins

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Deaths

  • Milt Thompson, American astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), NASA test pilot and chief-engineer, dies at 67
1993 Highlights

About August 6, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo