On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1993

Historical Events

  • A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in Los Angeles, California
  • Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Houston Rockets score a 94-85 win over the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden, recording their 15th straight win to start the season; tie Washington Capitols' all-time NBA record 1948-49; streak ends next game

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches

Famous Birthdays

  • Kostas Stafylidis, Greek soccer left back (30 caps; 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece

Famous Deaths

  • Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), dies at 85

Person of interestPablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, shot to death by Colombian Police at 44

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar

1993 Highlights

About December 2, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius