Historical Events in December 1993

  • Dec 1 Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18
  • Dec 2 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA
  • Dec 2 Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
  • Dec 2 Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start
  • Dec 2 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches
  • Dec 4 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
  • Dec 4 Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
  • Dec 4 A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
  • Dec 4 2nd SEC Championship Game: #9 Florida beats #16 Alabama, 28-13
  • Dec 5 "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • Dec 5 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • Dec 5 Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
  • Dec 5 Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 5 Rafael Caldera elected President of Venezuela
  • Dec 5 The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
  • Dec 6 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29
  • Dec 7 Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • Dec 7 The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
  • Dec 8 30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 8 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Dec 8 Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
  • Dec 8 Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England
  • Dec 9 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • Dec 9 Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
  • Dec 10 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
  • Dec 11 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
  • Dec 11 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle elected President of Chile
  • Dec 12 "Any Given Day" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Dec 12 "Kentucky Cycle" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • Dec 12 WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
  • Dec 13 Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don't
  • Dec 13 Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
  • Dec 13 Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
  • Dec 13 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
  • Dec 13 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 14 Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 14 "Philadelphia" directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

  • Dec 15 C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
  • Dec 15 Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns
  • Dec 15 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
  • Dec 15 Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense
  • Dec 15 Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 British Prime Minister John Major and Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • Dec 16 "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210

  • Dec 17 Muslims in Bangladesh call for the murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
  • Dec 17 Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)
  • Dec 17 Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse
  • Dec 18 Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
  • Dec 19 "Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 21 "The Sign" single released in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • Dec 26 Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed
  • Dec 26 Floyd, Nicklaus & Rodriguez wins Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tournament
  • Dec 27 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 27 Dow-Jones hits record 3792.93
  • Dec 28 Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
  • Dec 28 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
  • Dec 28 John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 28 Andrea Bocelli makes his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • Dec 29 Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
  • Dec 30 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 performances
  • Dec 30 Vatican recognizes Israel

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand