What Happened on May 1, 1993

Historical Events

  • 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey wins aboard Sea Hero, the first of 2 Derby victories (1996 on Grindstone)
  • Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
  • Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated along with 17 others by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber in Colombo
1993 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Sepp Straka, Austrian golfer (British Open 2023 runner-up), born in Vienna, Austria
Born in 1993

Famous Deaths

  • Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
  • Ranasinghe Premadasa, President of Sri Lanka (1989-93), assassinated by the Tamil Tigers at 68

About May 1, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Freak Me - Silk
  • UK #1 Song: Five Live Ep - George Michael & Queen with Lisa Stansfield