On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1993

Historical Events

  • "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
  • Rafael Caldera elected President of Venezuela
  • The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.

Famous Weddings

  • American actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • Arthur Staal, Dutch architect (Shell Tower Amsterdam), dies at 86
  • Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), commits suicide using a pistol at 32
1993 Highlights

About December 5, 1993

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius