On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1993

Historical Events

  • 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed

Music Premiere

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London

  • Talk radio host Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)

Famous Birthdays

  • (Earl) Scottie Thompson, Filipino professional basketball player (Barangay Ginebra San Miguel), born in Padada, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Eldon, British-Kenyan photojournalist, killed in Somalia while working for Reuters at 22
  • Gusti Huber, Austrian American actress, (The Diary of Anne Frank), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Lily van Lugt Melsert, Dutch actress (Tomorrow Will Be Better), dies at 91
1993 Highlights

About July 12, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer