On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1993

Historical Events

  • "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Failed military coup in Burundi, led by ex-President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, includes assassination President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

Sports History

Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship


Famous Birthdays

  • Kane Brown, American country music singer-songwriter (Experiment), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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
1993 Highlights

About October 21, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra