On This Day

What Happened on March 8, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion

  • Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Don Barksdale, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1948, NBA All Star 1953), dies of throat cancer at 69
  • Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
  • Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • Wells Root, American screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92