Events in History in April 1993

  • 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

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Apr 4 Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 5 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
  • Apr 5 Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad
  • 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 Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks)
  • Apr 8 STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit
  • Apr 10 BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr
  • Apr 11 Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie
  • 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)

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Apr 13 Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

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Apr 16 Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 17 Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King's civil rights
  • Apr 17 STS-56 (Discovery) lands
  • 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 crashed 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 The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others
  • Apr 24 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham

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Apr 25 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 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 is born at CERN
  • Apr 30 Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.