On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1993

Historical Events

  • China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Historic Event

Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • Karl Gordon Henize, American astronomer and NASA astronaut (STS-51-F), dies of high altitude pulmonary edema during an expedition on Mount Everest at 66
1993 Highlights

About October 5, 1993

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 28 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra