On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1993

Historical Events

  • "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances

Film & TV History

Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from TV series Beverly Hills 90210

Famous Birthdays

  • Stephan James, Canadian actor (Homecoming), born in Toronto, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Bentri Seddik, Algerian court judge, murdered at 46
  • Charizma, American Hip-Hop MC (b. 1973)
  • Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese Prime Minister (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking, dies at 75
  • Moses Gunn, American actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft) who co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company (The Blacks, The Poison Tree), dies of asthma at 64
  • Ratu Penaia Ganilau, president of Fiji (1987-93), dies at 75
  • Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer (Volkskrant), dies at 68
1993 Highlights

About December 16, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius