On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1993

Historical Events

Music Concert

Barbra Streisand performs her 1st public concert in 20 years before a sell-out crows of over 25,000 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Blaney, American auto racer (Daytona 500 2020 runner-up), born in Hartford Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

Famous Weddings

Wayne Brady

Actor and host Wayne Brady (21) weds Diana Lasso in Orlando

  • Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St John (33)

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Dreifuss, director and producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • Brandon Teena, American trans man and hate crime victim, murdered at 21
  • Lambert Fokkema, founder Dutch Export Combination, dies at 80
  • Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Zviad Gamsachurdia, President of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54
1993 Highlights

About December 31, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Canada, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hero - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Mr Blobby - Mr Blobby