Historical Events in March 1993

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion

Sport awardSports Awards

Mar 4 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 9 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • Mar 9 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 Rodney King in Simi Valley court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

24th Prime Minister of Australia Paul Keating
24th Prime Minister of Australia
Paul Keating
  • 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 Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • 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

Film tv awardsFilm 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
  • 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

BeatificationBeatification

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Mar 21 South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl

InventionHistoric Invention

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

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 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

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

Paramount Leader of China Jiang Zemin
Paramount Leader of China
Jiang Zemin
  • 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)

Sport awardPGA 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

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
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

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 29 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
  • Mar 29 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

  • Mar 30 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Mar 30 French government of Balladur forms
  • Mar 30 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election
  • Mar 30 Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain" premieres in NYC
  • 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