On This Day

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
  • Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)

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
1993 Highlights

About February 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius