On This Day

Historical Events in 1993 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 400 of 878

  • 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

Theater Premiere

Apr 1 Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London

  • Apr 1 Reigning NASCAR Winston Cup champion Alan Kulwicki perishes in a private plane crash en route to Bristol for the Food City 500
  • Apr 2 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
  • Apr 2 Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10
  • Apr 2 Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mark Price has his consecutive free throw streak end at 77, during a 114-113 loss at Charlotte; falls 1 short of Calvin Murphy’s NBA record of 78 straight free throws
  • Apr 3 147th Grand National: race declared void, after 30 of 39 runners carried on racing despite a false start; bookmakers forced to refund estimated £75 million in bets staked
  • Apr 4 12th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas Tech beats Ohio State, 84-82; future Hall of Fame forward Sheryl Swoopes MOP
  • Apr 4 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Tom Shaw wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Mike Hill

WrestleMania

Apr 4 WrestleMania IX, Caesar's Palace, LV, NV: Yokozuna beats Bret Hart for WWF Heavyweight title

  • Apr 5 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Michigan, 77-71; Tar Heels' 3rd title
  • Apr 5 73,293 see the NY Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 9-1 in the season opener at Cleveland Stadium
  • Apr 5 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
  • Apr 5 A win and a loss for MLB expansion teams in their debut games; Florida Marlins beat LA Dodgers, 6-3 in Miami; the Colorado Rockies lose to Mets, 3-0 in NYC
  • Apr 6 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
  • Apr 6 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)
  • Apr 7 Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY)
  • Apr 8 Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
  • Apr 8 STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Apr 9 Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
  • Apr 10 BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr
  • Apr 10 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
  • Apr 10 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak

US Masters Golf

Apr 11 57th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany wins his second green jacket by 4 strokes from Chip Beck

  • Apr 11 Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie
  • Apr 11 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)
  • Apr 12 American Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec) at Sheffield, England
  • Apr 13 "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances

Theater Premiere

Apr 13 Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia" premieres in London directed by Trevor Nunn, starring Rufus Sewell, Felicity Kendal and Bill Nighy

Rodney King Riots

Apr 16 Jury reaches guilty verdict in federal case against police officers (two convicted, two acquitted) who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

Music History

Apr 16 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

Historic Event

Apr 17 Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights and sentenced to prison, while two others are acquitted,

  • Apr 17 STS-56 (Discovery) lands
  • Apr 18 "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Apr 18 PGA Seniors' Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: American Tom Wargo pars second playoff hole to beat Bruce Crampton of Australia and take his first and only major title
  • Apr 19 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya wins men's event in 2:09:33; Olga Markova of Russia repeats as women's champion in 2:25:27
  • Apr 19 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
  • Apr 19 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
  • Apr 19 South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crash lands in Iowa
  • Apr 20 Uranus passes Neptune (once every 171 years)
  • Apr 21 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 performances
  • Apr 21 Brazil votes against a monarchy

Television Debut

Apr 21 Action TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger" starring Chuck Norris debuts on CBS

  • Apr 22 "The Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances
  • Apr 22 Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
  • Apr 22 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 22 Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox
  • Apr 22 The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.
  • Apr 23 Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia

Music Premiere

Apr 23 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

  • Apr 24 The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham

Farm Aid Concert

Apr 24 Farm Aid VI held in Ames, Iowa; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, The Jayhawks, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Cash, Ricky Van Shelton, Marty Stuart, Martina McBride, Bruce Hornsby, Bryan Adams, Ringo Starr, and Dwight Yoakam

  • Apr 25 "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances

Election of Interest

Apr 25 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

  • Apr 25 NFL Draft: Washington State quarterback Drew Bledsoe first pick by New England Patriots
  • Apr 26 "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
  • Apr 26 Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56

Film & TV History

Apr 26 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman on "Late Night"

  • Apr 26 STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • Apr 27 Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76
  • Apr 28 "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Apr 28 Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
  • Apr 28 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die

Sports History

Apr 28 NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

  • Apr 30 The World Wide Web source code is released by CERN, making the software freely available to all
  • Apr 30 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • May 1 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey wins aboard Sea Hero, the first of 2 Derby victories (1996 on Grindstone)
  • May 1 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
  • May 2 "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 performances
  • May 2 "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • May 2 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC after 40 performances
  • May 2 "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 3 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances
  • May 4 "Angels in America - Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • May 6 STS-55 (Columbia) lands
  • May 7 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
  • May 8 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware

Boxing Title Fight

May 8 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • May 8 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train and 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
  • May 9 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • May 9 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • May 9 Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
  • May 9 Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies" premieres in NYC
  • May 9 Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
  • May 10 Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145
  • May 10 Last TV appearance of Dutch television presenter Mies Bouwman

Historic Event

May 10 Paul Cézanne's painting "Still Life With Apples" sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

  • May 10 Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers opens Terminal West at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Hall of Fame

May 10 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Music Awards

May 11 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter win

  • May 11 Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
  • May 12 Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
  • May 12 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London
  • May 13 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street

Film & TV History

May 13 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands

  • May 13 CBS' soap opera "Knots Landing" ends 14 year-run with 334th show in Netherlands and US

Sports History

May 13 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

  • May 13 Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50
  • May 15 118th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6
  • May 15 Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas opens
  • May 15 Montreal Expo retires their 1st number, #10 for Rusty Staub
  • May 15 38th Eurovision Song Contest: Niamh Kavanagh for Ireland wins singing "In Your Eyes" in Millstreet
  • May 16 "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 16 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Square, NYC after 30 performances
  • May 16 Farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull
  • May 16 Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head
  • May 16 Suleyman Demirel elected President of Turkey
  • May 17 Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled
  • May 17 "Chattahoochee" single released by Alan Jackson (CMA Award Single of the Year, Billboard Song of the Year 1993)
  • May 18 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
  • May 18 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
  • May 19 Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132
  • May 19 Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)
  • May 20 10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)
  • May 20 274th & final "Cheers" episode airs on NBC
  • May 21 Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
  • May 21 Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life
  • May 21 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
  • May 21 Venezuela president Carlos Andres Perez fired

Boxing Title Fight

May 22 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

  • May 24 Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
  • May 24 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • May 24 Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers and 5 citizens in Turkey

TV Show Appearance

May 24 Star Trek episode "Second Chances" airs guest starring Mae Jemison, the 1st real life astronaut to appear on the show

  • May 24 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1

Film & TV History

May 24 46th Cannes Film Festival: "Ba wang bie ji" directed by Chen Kaige and "The Piano" directed by Jane Campion jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Baseball Record

May 26 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run

Daytime Emmy Awards

May 26 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time

  • May 26 1st UEFA Champions League Final: Marseille beats Milan 1-0 at Munich
  • May 27 Baseball player Dale Murphy ends his career after 398 HRs
  • May 27 Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6
  • May 28 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
  • May 28 Polish government of Suchocka falls
  • May 29 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • May 29 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • May 29 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Los Angeles Kings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi passes reigning F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell with 16 laps to go for his second race win
  • May 31 President Dobrica Ćosić of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia flees
  • Jun 1 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • Jun 1 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
  • Jun 1 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • Jun 1 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
  • Jun 1 Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle sets a then NBA Playoff record by sinking 8 three-pointers during the Suns’ 120-114 win over Seattle in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals
  • Jun 3 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • Jun 4 Cricket's "Ball of the Century" - Australian spin bowler Shane Warne bowls England batsman Mike Gatting with his first ball of an Ashes series; Australia wins 1st Test at Old Trafford by 179 runs
  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 5 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf wins her 3rd of 6 French singles titles; beats Mary Joe Fernández of the US 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

  • Jun 6 47th Tony Awards: "Angels in America" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" win
  • Jun 6 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as President of Mongolia
  • Jun 6 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala
  • Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Sergi Bruguera prevents Jim Courier French three-peat; beats American 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Music City News Awards

Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill win

  • Jun 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame breaks ground for their museum in Cleveland, Ohio

Sports History

Jun 7 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford

  • Jun 7 American singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol
  • Jun 7 Revival of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, later transferred to Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 354 performances
  • Jun 8 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns

Album Release

Jun 8 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"

  • Jun 9 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4-1 for a 4-1 series win; Canadiens' 24th SC Championship
  • Jun 9 Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances

Film Release

Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

  • Jun 11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV