On This Day

What Happened on July 31, 1993

Historical Events

  • Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
  • Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda
  • The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops

Sports History

Toronto Blue Jays obtain future Baseball Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson from Oakland in exchange for minor leaguers Steve Karsay and Jose Herrera

Famous Deaths

  • Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), dies from heart issues at 62
  • Elmar Klos, director (Obzalovany, Obchod na Korze), dies at 83
  • George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, dies at 92
  • Paul Henry, US Republicans Congressional leader, dies at 51
  • Rob Jones "The Bass Thing" English musician (The Wonder Stuff), dies at 29
1993 Highlights

About July 31, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo