On This Day

Historical Events in March 1993

  • Mar 1 Authorities near Waco, Texas, negotiate (unsuccessfully) with Branch Davidians

Sports History

Mar 1 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is reinstated as general partner of the team; banned because of his relationship with convicted gambler Howie Spira

  • Mar 1 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'

Sports History

Mar 1 Pavel Bure scores twice to become the first player in Vancouver's 23 year history to record 50 goals in an NHL season as Canucks beat the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2 in Hamilton

Film & TV History

Mar 2 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

Sports History

Mar 2 Mario Lemieux undergoes his 22nd and final radiation treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, then joins the Pittsburgh Penguins in Philadelphia and has a goal and assist in a 5-4 loss to the Flyers

  • Mar 2 Winnipeg Jets Finnish right wing Teemu Selänne breaks NHL record for goals by a rookie with a hat-trick in a 7-4 loss to the visiting Quebec Nordiques; passes Mike Bossy's mark of 52

Music Concert

Mar 2 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, James Taylor, Bryan Adams, Tom Jones, George Michael, and Herb Alpert

  • Mar 3 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • Mar 4 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances

Film & TV History

Mar 4 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion

Sports History

Mar 5 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

  • Mar 5 Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
  • Mar 5 Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
  • Mar 7 Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • Mar 8 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • Mar 8 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • Mar 9 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
  • Mar 10 Physician David Gunn shot and killed by anti-abortionist Michael Frederick Griffin in Pensacola, Florida, first anti-abortion murder of a doctor in the US

Sports History

Mar 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN

  • Mar 12 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • Mar 12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • Mar 12 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
  • Mar 12 Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech
  • Mar 13 Blizzard of '93 hits north-east USA

Election of Interest

Mar 13 Australian Federal elections: Australian Labor Party headed by Paul Keating re-elected for a fifth term

  • Mar 14 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • Mar 14 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Mar 14 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
  • Mar 14 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
  • Mar 14 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
  • Mar 14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Ukrainian Oksana Baiul
  • Mar 14 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
  • Mar 14 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
  • Mar 14 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
  • Mar 15 Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200
  • Mar 15 In a landmark case, Mohamed Tabet, police commissioner of Casablanca, is convicted of sexually abusing over 1,500 women and sentenced to death

Film and TV Awards

Mar 17 19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

  • Mar 17 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
  • Mar 18 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • Mar 18 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • Mar 18 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • Mar 19 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • Mar 19 Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • Mar 19 US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire

World Record

Mar 20 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)

  • Mar 20 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington, England
  • Mar 20 France beats Wales, 26-10 at Parc des Princes, Paris for it's 10th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship

Beatification

Mar 21 Pope John Paul II beatifies Duns Scotus, a philosopher-theologian of the Middle Ages

  • Mar 21 South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl

Historic Invention

Mar 22 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS

Hall of Fame

Mar 22 André the Giant's induction into inaugural WWE Hall of Fame is announced; no ceremony takes place and he is inducted posthumously

  • Mar 23 Belgian government of Jean-Luc Dehaene resigns
  • Mar 23 NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
  • Mar 24 Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
  • Mar 25 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances

Appointment of Interest

Mar 27 Jiang Zemin appointed President of the People's Republic of China

  • Mar 28 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Shining Through" wins
  • Mar 28 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • Mar 28 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)

PGA Players Championship

Mar 28 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Nick Price of Zimbabwe sets a scoring record of 270 (−18) to finish 5 strokes ahead of Germany's Bernhard Langer

  • Mar 28 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Helen Alfredsson of Sweden wins her only major title, 2 strokes ahead of 3 runners-up; first non-American to win the event as a major
  • Mar 29 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 29 French government of Édouard Balladur forms

Academy Awards

Mar 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her AIDS/HIV activism at 65th Academy Awards

  • Mar 30 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs for 40 performances
  • Mar 30 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 30 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 30 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy