July 1993 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 1 second "leap" adjustment added to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) clock
  • Jul 1 Richard Riordan elected as Los Angeles first Republican mayor in 36 years
  • Jul 1 Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
  • Jul 1 STS-57 (Endeavour) lands
  • 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

Event of Interest

Jul 2 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test

  • Jul 4 Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
  • Jul 4 Pizza Hut blimp deflates and lands safely on W 56th street in NYC
  • Jul 5 Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey
  • Jul 5 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)

Event of Interest

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

  • Jul 7 Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia
  • 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)
  • Jul 12 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
  • 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

Event of Interest

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

Event of Interest

Jul 19 President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

  • Jul 20 Fire in the press box at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium
  • Jul 22 Soyuz TM-17 lands
  • Jul 23 China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed
  • 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
  • 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 Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
  • Jul 27 Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome, Milan and Vatican City, 5 killed
  • 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 Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
  • Jul 31 Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 13 Nathan Law, Hong Kong activist (Umbrella Movement), born in Shenzhen, China
  • Jul 24 Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal

Weddings in History

  • Jul 3 Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria

Divorces in History

  • Jul 20 Joe Petruzzi files for divorce from Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Sir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (b. 1907)
  • Jul 4 Felix White, choreographer (Black Vibrations Theatre), dies at 65
  • Jul 5 Harrison Salisbury, American journalist and author (NY Times correspondent in Moscow), dies at 84
  • Jul 6 Ruth Lady Fermoy, maternal grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, dies at 84
  • Jul 9 Jaap Meijer, Dutch historian and rabbi in Paramaribo, dies at 80
  • Jul 10 Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95
  • Jul 10 Ruth Krauss, author (Carrot Seed), dies at 91
  • Jul 11 Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official, dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WWII), dies at about 83
  • Jul 11 Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954, dies
  • Jul 11 Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut, dies during underwater test at 34
  • Jul 12 Dan Eldon, British-Kenyan photojournalist, killed in Somalia while working for Reuters at 22
  • Jul 13 Edwin "Rick" Bakker, author (Rick's Report/AIDS Diary), dies at 31
  • Jul 15 Bobby Kent, alleged Florida bully murdered by his friends (b. 1973)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Jurika, American naval officer (WWII Doolittle raid over Tokyo), dies at 82
  • Jul 17 Ineke Shutter, choreography (Black Girl Goes to School), dies at 61
  • Jul 17 Scott Salmon, US choreographer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 51
  • Jul 17 Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84
  • Jul 18 Sergei Vozovikov, Russian Air Force major and cosmonaut, dirowns in water recovery training accident at 35
  • Jul 18 Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin, Chief designer of Soviet launch pads, dies
  • Jul 20 Vince Foster, American lawyer and Deputy White House Counsel commits suicide aged 48
  • Jul 21 Henk Kersting, Dutch journalist (bureau chef Associated Press), dies at 88
  • Jul 24 Ben Polak, Dutch physician, communist and resistance fighter, dies at 79
  • Jul 25 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87
  • Jul 26 Matthew Ridgway, American general (World War II, Korean War, NATO Supreme Commander) and Chief of Staff of the US Army (1953-55), dies of cardiac arrest at 98
  • Jul 29 AJA Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer, dies at 78
  • Jul 30 Edward Bernard Raczyński, Polish President-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 101
  • Jul 30 Frank L. Howley, American general (Commander of American sector of Berlin after WWII), dies at 90
  • Jul 30 John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
  • Jul 31 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), dies from heart issues at 62
  • Jul 31 George Keyt, Sri Lankan painter, dies at 92
  • Jul 31 Paul Henry, US Republicans Congressional leader, dies at 51