Events in History in 1993

Events 1 - 200 of 429

  • Jan 1 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • Jan 1 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Jan 1 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • Jan 2 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict

Treaty of Interest

Jan 3 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

  • Jan 3 Michael Milkin, the "junk bond king", is released from jail after 22 months
  • Jan 5 Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil
  • Jan 5 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (first legal hanging in America since 1965)
  • Jan 6 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • Jan 6 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
  • Jan 7 Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica
  • Jan 7 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President
  • Jan 10 Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
  • Jan 11 British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
  • Jan 11 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)

Election of Interest

Jan 11 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics

  • Jan 13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • Jan 13 STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jan 14 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • Jan 15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, killing 2 people
  • Jan 15 Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • Jan 17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")

Historic Event

Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time

  • Jan 19 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
  • Jan 19 Oakland As unveil new elephant logo
  • Jan 19 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
  • Jan 19 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
  • Jan 20 Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA

President Inaugurated

Jan 20 Bill Clinton (D) inaugurated as 42nd US President

US History

Jan 20 Maya Angelou is 1st African American and woman to recite a poem at inauguration of a US President - "On the Pulse of Morning" for Bill Clinton

  • Jan 22 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
  • Jan 23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes at Aurangabad, killing 61

Historic Event

Jan 23 NY Newsday reports Oregan Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women

  • Jan 24 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • Jan 24 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • Jan 24 Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • Jan 24 Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
  • Jan 24 US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 25 Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
  • Jan 25 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • Jan 25 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales department after 97 years
  • Jan 26 West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
  • Jan 27 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman

Historic Event

Jan 29 US postal service issues a stamp commemorating chemist Percy Lavon Julian

  • Jan 30 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • Feb 1 NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • Feb 1 Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • Feb 2 Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • Feb 2 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)

Historic Event

Feb 2 Václav Havel becomes the first president of an independent Czech Republic, after the split with Slovakia

Rodney King Riots

Feb 3 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Angeles, California

  • Feb 3 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving
  • Feb 4 Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Feb 4 Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • Feb 5 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 and injuring 160
  • Feb 5 R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
  • Feb 8 Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
  • Feb 9 Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
  • Feb 10 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
  • Feb 11 Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)
  • Feb 11 President Clinton selects Janet Reno to be first female US Attorney General
  • Feb 13 Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
  • Feb 13 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
  • Feb 14 Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
  • Feb 15 Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
  • Feb 15 Howard Stern Radio Show begins transmitting to Rochester, New York on WRQI 95.1 FM
  • Feb 16 Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
  • Feb 17 Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
  • Feb 19 "Happy Nation" debut studio album by Ace of Base is released
  • Feb 22 Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
  • Feb 23 Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
  • Feb 23 India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
  • Feb 25 Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
  • Feb 26 "World Trade Center bombing of 1993": truck bomb explodes in parking garage of NYC World Trade Center at 12:18pm, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000 in what was the deadliest act of terrorism perpetrated on US soil at the time
  • Feb 27 PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • Feb 28 Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
  • Mar 1 Authorities near Waco, Texas, negotiate (unsuccessfully) with Branch Davidians
  • Mar 5 Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
  • Mar 10 Physician David Gunn shot and killed by anti-abortionist Michael Frederick Griffin in Pensacola, Florida, first anti-abortion murder of a doctor in the US
  • Mar 12 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • Mar 12 Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech

Election of Interest

Mar 13 Australian Federal elections: Australian Labor Party headed by Paul Keating re-elected for a fifth term

  • Mar 13 Blizzard of '93 hits north-east USA
  • Mar 14 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
  • Mar 14 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
  • Mar 14 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Ukrainian Oksana Baiul
  • Mar 15 In a landmark case, Mohamed Tabet, police commissioner of Casablanca, is convicted of sexually abusing over 1,500 women and sentenced to death
  • Mar 15 Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200
  • Mar 17 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta
  • Mar 18 Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion
  • Mar 18 Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets
  • Mar 19 Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN)
  • Mar 19 US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
  • Mar 20 IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington, England

Beatification

Mar 21 Pope John Paul II beatifies Duns Scotus, a philosopher-theologian of the Middle Ages

  • Mar 21 South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl

Historic Invention

Mar 22 Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS

  • Mar 23 Belgian government of Jean-Luc Dehaene resigns
  • Mar 24 Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel

Appointment of Interest

Mar 27 Jiang Zemin appointed President of the People's Republic of China

  • Mar 28 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • Mar 28 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
  • Mar 29 French government of Édouard Balladur forms
  • Mar 30 Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election

Theater Premiere

Apr 1 Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London

  • Apr 2 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
  • Apr 2 Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10
  • Apr 6 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
  • Apr 7 Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY)
  • Apr 8 STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Apr 10 BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr
  • Apr 11 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)
  • Apr 11 Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie

Historic Event

Apr 16 Jury reaches guilty verdict in federal case against police officers (two convicted, two acquitted) who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

  • Apr 17 STS-56 (Discovery) lands
  • Apr 17 Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights and sentenced to prison, while two others are acquitted,
  • Apr 19 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
  • Apr 19 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
  • Apr 19 South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crash lands in Iowa
  • Apr 20 Uranus passes Neptune (once every 171 years)
  • Apr 21 Brazil votes against a monarchy
  • Apr 22 Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
  • Apr 22 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 22 The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.
  • Apr 23 Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham
  • Apr 24 The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others
  • Apr 25 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
  • Apr 26 Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56
  • Apr 26 STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • Apr 27 Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76
  • Apr 28 Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
  • Apr 30 The World Wide Web source code is released by CERN, making the software freely available to all
  • Apr 30 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
  • May 1 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
  • May 1 Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated along with 17 others by a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber in Colombo
  • May 6 STS-55 (Columbia) lands
  • May 7 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
  • May 8 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train and 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
  • May 9 Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
  • May 9 Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies" premieres in NYC
  • May 9 Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
  • May 10 Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers opens Terminal West at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • May 10 Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145

Historic Event

May 10 Paul Cézanne's painting "Still Life With Apples" sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

  • May 11 Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
  • May 13 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
  • May 13 Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50
  • May 15 Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas opens
  • May 15 Montreal Expo retires their 1st number, #10 for Rusty Staub
  • May 16 Farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull
  • May 16 Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head
  • May 16 Suleyman Demirel elected President of Turkey
  • May 17 Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled
  • May 18 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
  • May 19 Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132
  • May 19 Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)
  • May 20 10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)
  • May 21 Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life
  • May 21 Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
  • May 21 Venezuela president Carlos Andres Perez fired
  • May 24 Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
  • May 24 Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers and 5 citizens in Turkey
  • May 27 Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6
  • May 28 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
  • May 28 Polish government of Suchocka falls
  • May 29 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • May 31 President Dobrica Ćosić of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia flees
  • Jun 1 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • Jun 1 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • Jun 1 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
  • Jun 3 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
  • Jun 6 47th Tony Awards: "Angels in America" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" win
  • Jun 6 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as President of Mongolia
  • Jun 6 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala
  • Jun 8 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
  • Jun 9 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres
  • Jun 9 Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • Jun 13 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected President of Iran
  • Jun 14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • Jun 14 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey
  • Jun 17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit
  • Jun 18 Tōru Takemitsu's "Archipelago S" premieres in Aldeburgh England
  • Jun 21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of French mathematician Pierre de Fermat after 356 years, the world's most difficult maths problem
  • Jun 21 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jun 23 Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis

Election of Interest

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

  • Jun 23 United Nations authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
  • Jun 24 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught