On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1993

Historical Events

  • "Farewell My Concubine" directed by Chen Kaige from novel by Lilian Lee starring Leslie Cheung, Zhang Fengyi and Gong Li premieres in Hong Kong (Cannes Palme d'Or 1993)
  • 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia

Famous Birthdays

  • Sifan Hassan, Oromo-Dutch athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m/10,000m 2020; World C'ship gold 1500, 10,000m 2019), born in Adama, Ethiopia

Famous Deaths

  • "Georgia" Tom [Dorsey], American blues and gospel pianist, songwriter ("Peace In The Valley"), and evangelist, dies at 93
  • June Clayworth, American actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma at 87
  • Phyllis Hill, American stage and film dancer and actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
1993 Highlights

About January 1, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

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