October 21, 1993 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee

Deaths in History

  • Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
  • James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu President of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
  • Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
  • Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44