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

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

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? 27 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra