What Happened on February 17, 1993

Historical Events

  • Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Hartford right wing Pat Verbeek scores his 300th career NHL goal and adds his 300th career assist in a 5-3 Whalers' home loss to the Buffalo Sabres

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo de Leon, leader (Philippines Red Scorpio Gang), killed
  • George E. Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
  • Leslie Townsend, English cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies at 89

About February 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: No Limit - 2 Unlimited