What Happened on March 2, 1993

Historical Events

Film & TV History

Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

Sports History

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

Music Concert

Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, James Taylor, Bryan Adams, Tom Jones, George Michael, and Herb Alpert

  • 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
1993 History

Famous Divorces

Salman Rushdie

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

About March 2, 1993

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 30 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme) - Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
  • UK #1 Song: No Limit - 2 Unlimited