What Happened on October 21, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

Famous Deaths

  • Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • Irving Torgoff, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • Melchior Ndadaye, 1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murdered at 40
  • Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44