On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1993

Historical Events

  • "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances

RussiaOstankino Tower

Battle at TV station Ostankino, Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

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Ostankino Tower, Moscow
Ostankino Tower, Moscow
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  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Cleveland Indians play their final MLB game at Cleveland Stadium; lose 4-0 to Chicago White Sox Chicago
  • Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers

Famous Birthdays

  • Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)

Famous Weddings

  • Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)

Famous Deaths

  • Johan Scheps, Dutch politician (Social Democratic), dies at 93
  • Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 33
  • Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 35
1993 Highlights

About October 3, 1993

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra