On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1993

Historical Events

Music History

Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Michael Stich beats Emilio Sánchez of Spain 7-5, 6-3 for a 2-0 win, and Germany's first title

Sports History

Michael Jordan's game-high 35 points leads Chicago to 120-95 win over Milwaukee; gives him exactly 20,000 points in 620th game of his NBA career; 2nd-fastest to reach milestone after Wilt Chamberlain (499)

Film & TV History

NBC offers "The Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Film & TV History

Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival - will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million


Famous Birthdays

  • Klara Söderberg, Swedish pop-country-folk singer-songwriter (First Aid Kit - "Emmylou"), born in Enskede, Sweden

Famous Deaths

  • Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), dies at 63
1993 Highlights

About January 8, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn