1993 in History (Part 5)

Events in History

Events 401 - 465 of 465

  • Nov 15 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
  • Nov 15 Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher
  • Nov 15 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Nov 17 Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed
  • Nov 17 US House of Representatives approve Nafta

BattleCoup d'état

Nov 17 Gen. Sani Abacha leads a military coup in Nigeria that overthrows the government of Ernest Shonekan

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • Nov 17 General Sani Abacha leads a coup against Ernest Shonekan's transitional administration and returns the Nigerian government to military control
  • Nov 18 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • Nov 18 Black & white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution
  • Nov 18 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives
  • Nov 18 North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)
  • Nov 19 Algerian Muslim fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • Nov 19 Curacaose vote to remain part of Dutch Antilles
  • Nov 20 Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
  • Nov 20 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Robin Romeo

MurderMurder of Interest

Nov 20 Winnie Mandela's driver and bodyguard murdered in Johannesburg

Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician Winnie Mandela
Anti-Apartheid Activist and Politician
Winnie Mandela
  • Nov 20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • Nov 21 Neo-fascist MSI wins 36% of municipal elections in Rome
  • Nov 24 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
  • Nov 24 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • Nov 24 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • Nov 25 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • Nov 25 Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead
  • Nov 28 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Dec 1 Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minn, killing 18
  • Dec 2 Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
  • Dec 2 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches
  • Dec 4 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
  • Dec 4 Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
  • Dec 4 A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.
  • Dec 5 Astronauts begin repair of Hubble telescope in space
  • Dec 5 Rafael Caldera elected President of Venezuela
  • Dec 5 The mayor of Wien (Vienna), Helmut Zilk, is wounded by a letter bomb.
  • Dec 6 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29
  • Dec 7 Henri Konan Bedie names himself President of Ivory coast
  • Dec 7 The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
  • Dec 8 30 killed at religious rebellion in Algeria
  • Dec 8 Dow-Jones hits record 3734.53
  • Dec 8 Storm hits western Europe, 11 killed in England

  • Dec 9 Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
  • Dec 10 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
  • Dec 11 Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle elected President of Chile
  • Dec 13 Deadline for Israeli troop withdrawal from Gaza, they don't
  • Dec 13 Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
  • Dec 13 Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed
  • Dec 13 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
  • Dec 14 Muslim fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria
  • Dec 15 C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
  • Dec 15 Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns
  • Dec 15 Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense
  • Dec 15 Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 British Prime Minister John Major and Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • Dec 17 Muslims in Bangladesh call for the murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin
  • Dec 17 Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)
  • Dec 17 Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse
  • Dec 18 Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
  • Dec 26 Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed
  • Dec 27 Dow-Jones hits record 3792.93
  • Dec 28 Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
  • Dec 28 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 28 Andrea Bocelli makes his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • Dec 29 Todd Bridges arrested for transporting methamphetamine (speed)
  • Dec 30 Vatican recognizes Israel

Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 401 - 412 of 412

  • Dec 22 Alexander Mackendrick, director (Whiskey Galore!), dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
  • Dec 24 Norman Vincent Peale, rev (Power of Positive Thinking), dies at 95
  • Dec 24 Yen Chia-kan, PM/President of Taiwan (1963-72, 75-78), dies
  • Dec 25 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 27 Youssef Sebti, Algerian scholar/poet, murdered at 50
  • Dec 28 William L Shirer, writer (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich), dies at 89
  • Dec 30 Irving Paul Lazar, American talent agent, dies of kidney failure at 86
  • Dec 31 Lambert Fokkema, founder Dutch Export Combination, dies at 80
  • Dec 31 Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Dec 31 Zviad Gamsachurdia, President of Georgia SSR (1991-1993), suicide at 54
  • Dec 31 Brandon Teena, Transsexual, murdered (b. 1972)