On This Day

Historical Events in February 1993

  • Feb 1 NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • Feb 1 Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • Feb 2 Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • Feb 2 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)

Historic Event

Feb 2 Václav Havel becomes the first president of an independent Czech Republic, after the split with Slovakia

  • Feb 3 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
  • Feb 3 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

Rodney King Riots

Feb 3 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Angeles, California

  • Feb 4 Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Feb 4 Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • Feb 5 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 and injuring 160
  • Feb 5 R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA

NHL All-Star Game

Feb 6 44th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Wales beats Campbell, 16-6; MVP: Mike Gartner, NY Rangers, RW

Boxing Title Fight

Feb 6 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 23-20; MVP: Steve Tasker, Buffalo Bills, WR

Album Release

Feb 7 Carmen Electra releases her self-titled debut album, "Carmen Electra"

  • Feb 8 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • Feb 8 GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
  • Feb 9 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
  • Feb 10 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • Feb 10 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia

Music History

Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

  • Feb 11 Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)

Appointment of Interest

Feb 11 President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General

  • Feb 11 43rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Woman Sesame Oil Maker" and "The Wedding Banquet" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 13 Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
  • Feb 13 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
  • Feb 13 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
  • Feb 14 Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79

Daytona 500

Feb 14 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins from Dale Earnhardt and Geoff Bodine

  • Feb 15 Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • Feb 15 Howard Stern Radio Show begins transmitting to Rochester, New York on WRQI 95.1 FM
  • Feb 16 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • Feb 16 Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
  • Feb 17 Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Feb 17 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
  • Feb 17 Hartford right wing Pat Verbeek scores his 300th career NHL goal and adds his 300th career assist in a 5-3 Whalers' home loss to the Buffalo Sabres
  • Feb 19 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • Feb 19 "Happy Nation" debut studio album by Ace of Base is released
  • Feb 20 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 21 43rd NBA All-Star Game, Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT: West beats East, 135-132 (OT); MVPs: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz F; John Stockton, Utah Jazz, PG

  • Feb 21 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
  • Feb 22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • Feb 23 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
  • Feb 23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • Feb 23 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)
  • Feb 25 "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 25 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
  • Feb 25 Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
  • Feb 26 "World Trade Center bombing of 1993": truck bomb explodes in parking garage of NYC World Trade Center at 12:18pm, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000 in what was the deadliest act of terrorism perpetrated on US soil at the time
  • Feb 26 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Sports History

Feb 26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123

  • Feb 27 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Feb 28 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 54 performances

Film & TV History

Feb 28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

  • Feb 28 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • Feb 28 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)