On This Day

September 1993 in History

Events in History

Dictator Bokassa I

Sep 2 Central African Republic ex-emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa freed

Learn More
Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
Learn More
  • Sep 2 Day of Peace in South Africa
  • Sep 5 Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39)
  • Sep 7 Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • Sep 8 Wang Junxia creates a women's world record 10,000m (29:31.78) at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 9 Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times
  • Sep 9 Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization exchange letters of mutual recognition
  • Sep 10 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
  • Sep 11 Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies' world record (3:50.46)
  • Sep 12 Wang Junxia runs a women's 3000 m world record (8:12.29) at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 12 Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career
  • Sep 12 STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Sep 13 Wang Junxia runs a new women's 3000m world record (8:06.11) 1 day after setting previous record at the Chinese National Games
  • Sep 13 Queens, NYC begins required recycling

Agreement of Interest

Sep 13 Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas
Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Sep 15 Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament
  • Sep 17 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • Sep 19 Parliamentary election in Poland
  • Sep 21 Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
  • Sep 22 Ukrainian Prime Minister Leonid Kuchma resigns due to the "slow pace of reform"
  • Sep 22 STS-51 (Discovery) lands

Historic Event

Sep 22 Supreme Soviet dismisses President Boris Yeltsin

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Sep 22 A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia
  • Sep 23 Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high)
  • Sep 24 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

Historic Event

Sep 24 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Sep 26 Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club
  • Sep 27 The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
  • Sep 28 Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed
  • Sep 28 Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live"
  • Sep 30 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

Historic Event

Sep 30 US General Colin Powell retires at 56

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol, born in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 7 Joshua Wilkinson, prince of self proclaimed principality sealand

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Gerben Wagenaar, Dutch resistance fighter and communist, dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • Sep 1 Jacqueline Wijchers, film publicist (Havenloods, Sextant), dies at 89
  • Sep 2 John [Eoin] Higgins, Northern Ireland supreme court justice (1984-93), dies at 66
  • Sep 4 Mehmet Sincar, Turkish/Kurd MP, murdered
  • Sep 5 Mohamed Tabet, Moroccan police commissar of Casablanca, convicted of sexually abusing over 1,500 women, executed at 54
  • Sep 5 John Truscott, Australian set designer (Camelot), dies at 57
  • Sep 6 Josephine Rich Corday, vaudevillian, dies of kidney failure at 79
  • Sep 8 Hall Bartlett, American director (Jonathan Livingston Seagull), dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88
  • Sep 10 Stuart Rose, British designer (British Post Office), dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Antoine Izmery, Haitian businessman/advisor to pres Aristide, murdered
  • Sep 15 Herman Meyer, Germanist (Deutsche Dichtung), dies at 82
  • Sep 16 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian Aboriginal political activist and writer (We Are Going), dies at 72
  • Sep 16 Johanna Zandstra-Giezen, Dutch supercentenarian (oldest person in Netherland), dies at 111 years and 9 days
  • Sep 17 Christian Nyby, American director (Big Sleep, Thing), dies at 80
  • Sep 20 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircraft), dies at 71
  • Sep 22 Margaret MacDonald, maid to Queen Elizabeth, dies at 89
  • Sep 24 Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian nuclear physicist, dies at 80
  • Sep 26 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82
  • Sep 27 Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38

Jimmy Doolittle

Sep 27 James Doolittle, US air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 28 Gustavo Brillembourg, Venez/US advocate, dies in an accident at 35
  • Sep 28 Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
  • Sep 28 Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • Sep 29 Ghuslam Wyne, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Punjab, murdered at 60
  • Sep 29 Gordon Douglas, American director (Call Me Mr Tibbs, Our Gang), dies at 85
  • Sep 30 Alex Lyon, English Labor Lower house leader (1966-83), dies at 61
  • Sep 30 Paul Nowee, Dutch writer of children's and youth books. (Arendsoog.. premiejager), dies at 57