On This Day

Historical Events in 1993 (Part 3)

Events 401 - 600 of 880

  • Jun 11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 12 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17
  • Jun 13 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

LPGA Championship

Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Patty Sheehan wins her 4th major title by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lauri Merten

  • Jun 13 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected President of Iran

Pro Wrestling

Jun 13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

  • Jun 14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • Jun 14 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey

Baseball Record

Jun 16 Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle

  • Jun 17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit

Sports History

Jun 18 Expo's Dennis Martínez is 92nd MLB pitcher to win 200 games

  • Jun 18 Tōru Takemitsu's "Archipelago S" premieres in Aldeburgh England

Sports History

Jun 19 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's

NBA Finals

Jun 20 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls become first team since legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win 3 consecutive titles, with a 99–98 victory in Game 6 over Phoenix Suns; MVP: Michael Jordan for third straight year

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Lee Janzen plays sub-70 golf all 4 rounds to tie tournament scoring record and win the first of his 2 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of Payne Stewart

Music Premiere

Jun 21 Revival of Lerner and Loewe' musical "Camelot", with Robert Goulet as King Arthur, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances

  • Jun 21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • Jun 21 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jun 22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose

Music History

Jun 22 Wilson Pickett pleads guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

  • Jun 23 Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis
  • Jun 23 United Nations authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti

Election of Interest

Jun 23 Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy

  • Jun 24 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • Jun 24 Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber
  • Jun 25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • Jun 25 Parliamentary election in Morocco

Television Finale

Jun 25 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV

Historic Event

Jun 25 Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies

Sports History

Jun 26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

  • Jun 26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

Historic Event

Jun 26 The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H. W. Bush in April in Kuwait.

  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances

Sports History

Jun 27 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd

Historic Event

Jun 27 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

Sports History

Jun 28 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm

  • Jun 28 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • Jun 28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • Jun 28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • Jun 30 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
  • Jun 30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)
  • Jul 1 1 second is added to the clock
  • Jul 1 Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
  • Jul 1 STS-57 (Endeavour) lands
  • Jul 1 Richard Riordan elected as Los Angeles first Republican mayor in 36 years
  • Jul 2 Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
  • Jul 2 F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die
  • Jul 2 Muslim fundamentalists in Sivas, Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36

Historic Event

Jul 2 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test

  • Jul 2 Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of MLB Kansas City Royals team owner Ewing Kauffman

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats fellow American Jim Courier 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 for his first of 7 Wimbledon titles

  • Jul 4 Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
  • Jul 4 Pizza Hut blimp deflates and lands safely on W 56th street in NYC

Baseball Record

Jul 5 As' outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland's doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913)

  • Jul 5 Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey
  • Jul 5 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)

Album Release

Jul 5 Icelandic musician Björk releases her 1st solo album "Debut"

  • Jul 6 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge

Historic Event

Jul 6 John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan

  • Jul 7 Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia
  • Jul 7 Lenny Dykstra hits bases loaded 2-run double to end Phillies 7, LA Dodgers 6 in 20 innings in Philadelphia
  • Jul 7 Prodigy announces it will offer Cox newspapers
  • Jul 10 Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi President, Sylvie Kinigi Prime Minister
  • Jul 10 Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38)

US Senior Golf Open

Jul 11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus wins by 1 stroke ahead of Tom Weiskopf for his second US Senior title

  • Jul 11 Mike Smith aboard Sky Beauty wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • Jul 12 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed

Music Premiere

Jul 12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London

  • Jul 12 Talk radio host Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
  • Jul 13 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Sports History

Jul 13 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

  • Jul 14 Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow and NY
  • Jul 16 President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
  • Jul 16 S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London
  • Jul 16 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • Jul 17 Graeme Obree breaks the world hour cycling record, riding 51.596km on Old Faithful at the Hamar velodrome in Norway [1]

British Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Australian Greg Norman fires final round 64 (–6) to win his 2nd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Englishman Nick Faldo

Historic Event

Jul 18 Afghan President Ishaq Khan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign

  • Jul 18 Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election
  • Jul 19 Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes

Sports History

Jul 19 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

  • Jul 19 President Clinton fires FBI director William s. Sessions
  • Jul 20 Fire in the press box at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium
  • Jul 21 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)

Sports History

Jul 22 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR

  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-17 lands
  • Jul 23 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • Jul 23 China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed
  • Jul 23 Chris Boardman cycles a world record 1 hour distance of 52.27 km
  • Jul 23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • Jul 24 Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
  • Jul 24 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • Jul 25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • Jul 25 US Open Women's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Lauri Merten fires a final round 68 (−4) to win her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Helen Alfredsson
  • Jul 25 Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
  • Jul 25 The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army

Sports History

Jul 25 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

Federation Cup

Jul 25 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain wins 2nd title with 3-0 win over Australia; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-3 win against Nicole Provis

Film Release

Jul 25 Romantic comedy film "Sleepless in Seattle" is released starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, directed by Nora Ephron

  • Jul 26 Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed
  • Jul 26 The first of four photos of Mars is taken by the Mars Observer, just under a month before the spacecraft failed in flight
  • Jul 27 Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • Jul 27 Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
  • Jul 27 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome, Milan and Vatican City, 5 killed
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 27 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • Jul 28 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jul 29 Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • Jul 29 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
  • Jul 31 Toronto Blue Jays obtain future Baseball Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson from Oakland in exchange for minor leaguers Steve Karsay and Jose Herrera
  • Jul 31 The Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
  • Jul 31 Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
  • Jul 31 Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda
  • Aug 1 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Aug 1 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

Hall of Fame

Aug 1 14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

  • Aug 1 Walter Koenig, Chekov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack
  • Aug 1 England wins the women's cricket World Cup for the first time since the inaugural event in 1973 with a 67 run victory over New Zealand at Lord's
  • Aug 2 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapses
  • Aug 2 Maryland investors led by Baltimore attorney Peter Angelos buy the Baltimore Orioles at auction in New York for $173m, nearly $50m more than ever paid for a baseball team
  • Aug 2 Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
  • Aug 2 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • Aug 4 Angolan air force bombs Huambo
  • Aug 4 Rwandian Hutus and Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Aug 4 Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits in 11-10 win v Giants, 4th time this season the Padre has 5 or more hits; ties MLB record
  • Aug 5 Republican Guard kills 64 civilians at Gninguilimin marketplace, in Chad
  • Aug 6 Japan Hosokawa government begins
  • Aug 6 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
  • Aug 7 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Aug 7 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
  • Aug 8 Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed
  • Aug 9 King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
  • Aug 10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice
  • Aug 10 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • Aug 10 Earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand

Album Release

Aug 10 Columbia Records releases "River of Dreams", singer-songwriter Billy Joel's twelfth and final (unless he just changes his mind) studio album

Sports History

Aug 11 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

  • Aug 12 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
  • Aug 13 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
  • Aug 13 Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
  • Aug 13 US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
  • Aug 13 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug 14 Nigerian presidential election
  • Aug 14 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)
  • Aug 14 St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
  • Aug 15 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Aug 15 75th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Paul Azinger wins his first major title in a playoff with Greg Norman of Australia
  • Aug 15 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapses for 2nd time

Sports History

Aug 15 Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

  • Aug 15 Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte
  • Aug 16 The Debian distribution first announced by Ian Murdock, a student at Purdue University (Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release")
  • Aug 16 South Africa relinquishes sovereignty over Walvis Bay
  • Aug 18 Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switzerland, destroyed by fire
  • Aug 19 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Aug 19 Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
  • Aug 19 George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
  • Aug 19 Mattel & Fisher Price toy companies merge
  • Aug 19 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
  • Aug 19 26th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Doubletree Hotel
  • Aug 20 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
  • Aug 20 Howard Stern is fired from WLUP-AM, Chicago

Historic Event

Aug 20 Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

  • Aug 20 Oslo Peace Accords signed, after secret negotiations in Norway, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month
  • Aug 21 NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
  • Aug 22 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Aug 23 NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points

Baseball Record

Aug 23 Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

  • Aug 24 Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • Aug 24 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
  • Aug 26 Ernest Shonekan is appointed interim president of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida
  • Aug 27 Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives
  • Aug 27 The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed.
  • Aug 28 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • Aug 28 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
  • Aug 28 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • Aug 28 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president

Golf Major

Aug 29 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), London Hunt GC: Brandie Burton wins in a playoff from Betsy King

  • Aug 29 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris

Historic Event

Aug 30 150,000,000th visitor to Eiffel Tower

  • Aug 30 Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, second largest mosque in the world
  • Aug 30 "Late Show with David Letterman" debuts on CBS, from the Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC; Bill Murray is his first guest, Billy Joel performs
  • Aug 31 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • Aug 31 Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees
  • Aug 31 HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission.

Venice Film Festival

Aug 31 50th Venice Film Festival: "Short Cuts" directed by Robert Altman and "Three Colors: Blue" directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski jointly awarded Golden Lion

Music History

Sep 1 Revival of Peter Shaffer's farce double-bill "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 38 performances

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 1 Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history

  • Sep 2 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • Sep 2 Day of Peace in South Africa