Events in History in December 1993

  • 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 13 "I Swear" single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • 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 21 "The Sign" single released in the US by Ace of Base (Billboard Song of the Year 1994)
  • 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