What Happened on March 17, 1993

Historical Events

People's Choice 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 Birthdays

  • Rhian Teasdale, British Grammy Award-winning rock singer-songwriter (Wet Leg), born in Merseyside, England
Born in 1993

Famous Deaths

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

Helen Hayes (1900-1993)

American actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday), and 1st female EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

  • Laadi Flici, Algerian politician and writer, assassinated at 55
  • Skip Young, American actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 62

About March 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Informer - Snow
  • UK #1 Song: Oh Carolina - Shaggy