On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1993

Historical Events

  • Brian Lara scores his maiden test century, 277 runs West Indies v Australia at cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil
  • Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

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Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (first legal hanging in America since 1965)

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Wakefield Cox, English architect, dies at 77
  • George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield) dies from a heart ailment 60
  • Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
1993 Highlights

About January 5, 1993

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 28 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn