What Happened on November 17, 1993

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed

BattleCoup d'état

Gen. Sani Abacha leads a military coup in Nigeria that overthrows the government of Ernest Shonekan

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • General Sani Abacha leads a coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control
  • US House of Representatives approve Nafta

Famous Deaths

  • Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian politician, dies at 67