On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1993

Historical Events

Film and TV Awards

19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

  • 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta

Famous Deaths

  • Charlotte Hughes, British supercentenarian (lived under the rule of 6 monarchs and 24 British Prime Ministers), dies at 115

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes, American actress (Airport, Caesar & Cleopatra), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes
  • Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered
  • Skip Young, actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
1993 Highlights

About March 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces