On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1993

Historical Events

  • 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, killing 2 people
  • Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Huub Jacobse [Hendrik Hubert Jacobse], Dutch politician (VVD), dies at 68
  • Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
1993 Highlights

About January 15, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn