On This Day

Events in History in May 1993

  • May 1 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
  • 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 Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145
  • May 10 Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • May 10 Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
  • May 11 Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
  • May 13 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
  • May 13 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
  • 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 #, #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

InventionHistoric Invention

May 17 Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • May 18 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
  • 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 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • 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