What Happened in October 1993

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 1 Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Frank Bruno
  • Oct 3 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • Oct 3 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

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Oct 3 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Oct 3 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • Oct 3 Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • Oct 3 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
  • Oct 3 Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
  • Oct 3 Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
  • Oct 4 Troops of President Boris Yeltsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
  • Oct 5 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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Oct 5 Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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Oct 5 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 6 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • Oct 7 "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • Oct 7 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
  • Oct 7 Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 12 killed
  • Oct 7 Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Toni Morrison

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Oct 8 Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Oct 8 UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • Oct 10 Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)
  • Oct 10 Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed
  • Oct 11 Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
  • Oct 11 US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
  • Oct 12 "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 13 Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • Oct 13 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor
  • Oct 13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
  • Oct 13 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 15 Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle

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Oct 15 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

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Oct 16 General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • Oct 16 IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
  • Oct 16 Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
  • Oct 17 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Oct 18 STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • Oct 19 UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti
  • Oct 20 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • Oct 21 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Oct 21 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • Oct 21 Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • Oct 22 Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
  • Oct 23 Seven people killed by IRA bomb attack in Belfast
  • Oct 23 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • Oct 23 Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 23 Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Oct 24 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 25 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • Oct 25 Canada Liberal Party and Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 25 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
  • Oct 26 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • Oct 26 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
  • Oct 27 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • Oct 28 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • Oct 29 Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • Oct 29 "The Sign" single released in Europe by Ace of Base
  • Oct 30 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • Oct 31 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • Oct 31 German unemployment hits national record of 3.5 million

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Oct 31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Oct 31 US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Tara Lynne Barr, American actress
  • Oct 3 Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)
  • Oct 8 Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men)
  • Oct 8 Garbiñe Muguruza, Venezuelan-born Spanish professional tennis player (2016 French Open, 2017 Wimbledon), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Oct 13 Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 2 Filmmaker Spike Lee weds attorney Tonya Lewis

Director Spike Lee
Spike Lee
  • Oct 3 Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
  • Oct 8 Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24) at St. Margaret’s Church in London
  • Oct 10 Ted Kennedy Jr (32) weds psychiatrist Katherine Gershman (34)

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 16 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Oct 22 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)

Famous Divorces

  • Oct 15 Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 15 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/US actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • Oct 1 Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Joseph Warren, actor (Gift of Love, Urban Warriors), dies at 77
  • Oct 2 Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83
  • Oct 3 Johan Scheps, Dutch politician (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • Oct 3 Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  • Oct 3 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • Oct 4 Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80
  • Oct 4 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • Oct 5 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • Oct 5 Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66
  • Oct 6 Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
  • Oct 7 Agnes de Mille, choreographer (Oklahoma!, Rodeo), dies at 88
  • Oct 7 Cyril Cusack, South African actor (Day of the Jackal, Fahrenheit 451), dies of neuron disease at 82
  • Oct 7 Kenneth Nelson, US/English actor (Boys in the Band), dies at 63
  • Oct 8 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
  • Oct 9 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • Oct 9 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • Oct 10 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • Oct 10 Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
  • Oct 11 Jess Thomas, American tenor, dies at 1993
  • Oct 12 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), dies from a stroke at 91
  • Oct 12 Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • Oct 13 Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
  • Oct 14 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • Oct 14 Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
  • Oct 14 Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
  • Oct 14 Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
  • Oct 15 Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34
  • Oct 16 John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
  • Oct 17 Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 17 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
  • Oct 18 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
  • Oct 18 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Oct 18 Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
  • Oct 19 Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
  • Oct 19 Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
  • Oct 19 Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
  • Oct 20 Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
  • Oct 21 Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • Oct 21 Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • Oct 21 Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
  • Oct 21 Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • Oct 21 Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
  • Oct 21 James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • Oct 22 Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Fred C Shapiro, US journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62
  • Oct 22 Jiri Hajek, Czech lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80
  • Oct 24 Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
  • Oct 24 Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
  • Oct 24 Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
  • Oct 25 Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
  • Oct 25 Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
  • Oct 25 Philip P. Cohen, American medical researcher, dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Vincent Price, actor (Raven, Fly), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Oct 25 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • Oct 26 Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
  • Oct 26 H Hardenberg, writer, dies
  • Oct 28 Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
  • Oct 28 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • Oct 29 Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65
  • Oct 29 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • Oct 30 Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
  • Oct 30 Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/art dealer, commits suicide at 52
  • Oct 31 Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84

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Oct 31 Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

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Oct 31 River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23