Events in History in October 1993

  • Oct 3 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

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Oct 3 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Oct 3 Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
  • Oct 3 Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
  • Oct 3 Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
  • Oct 3 Battle of Mogadishu: In an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, 18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.
  • Oct 4 Troops of President Boris Yeltsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
  • Oct 5 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

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Oct 5 Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

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Oct 5 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Oct 6 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • Oct 7 Massive Muslim demonstration in Xining, China, 12 killed
  • Oct 7 Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Toni Morrison

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Oct 8 Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Oct 8 UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
  • Oct 10 Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)
  • Oct 10 Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed
  • Oct 11 Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
  • Oct 11 US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
  • Oct 13 Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith
  • Oct 13 Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor
  • Oct 15 Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle

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Oct 15 Nelson Mandela and South African President F. W. de Klerk awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

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Oct 16 General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir
President of Sudan
Omar al-Bashir
  • Oct 16 IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
  • Oct 16 Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
  • Oct 18 STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • Oct 19 UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti
  • Oct 21 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
  • Oct 21 Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
  • Oct 22 Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
  • Oct 23 Seven people killed by IRA bomb attack in Belfast
  • Oct 23 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • Oct 25 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • Oct 25 Canada Liberal Party and Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
  • Oct 27 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • Oct 28 Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
  • Oct 29 Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • Oct 29 "The Sign" single released in Europe by Ace of Base
  • Oct 31 German unemployment hits national record of 3.5 million