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

TV Show Appearance

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


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? 28 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini