What Happened on February 8, 1993

Historical Events

  • GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
  • Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die

Famous Deaths

  • Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • Douglas Heyes, American director and writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • Eliot Janeway, American financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
  • Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader
  • Paul Brickhill, Dutch-American WW II pilot and physician, dies

About February 8, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 30 years and 4 months
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