On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1993

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


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Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

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Mario Lemieux undergoes his 22nd and final radiation treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, then joins the Pittsburgh Penguins in Philadelphia and has a goal and assist in a 5-4 loss to the Flyers

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Winnipeg Jets Finnish right wing Teemu Selänne breaks NHL record for goals by a rookie with a hat-trick in a 7-4 loss to the visiting Quebec Nordiques; passes Mike Bossy's mark of 52

Famous Divorces

  • Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins

Famous Deaths

  • Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
  • Paul D Zimmerman, American screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54