On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1993

Historical Events

  • 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • Turkish journalist and writer U─čur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern, born in Long Island, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestThurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies at 50
1993 Highlights

About January 24, 1993

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius