On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1993

Historical Events

  • 46th Cannes Film Festival: "Ba wang bie ji" directed by Chen Kaige and "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion jointly awarded the Palme d'Or
  • Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
  • Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers and 5 citizens in Turkey
  • NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison

Famous Deaths

  • Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
1993 Highlights

About May 24, 1993

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini