Today in History for January 1993

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 80 of 80

1st - 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
1st - Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
1st - Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
1st - Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
2nd - "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
2nd - The 3 opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the 9-month conflict
3rd - "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs
3rd - "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs
3rd - "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs
3rd - "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
3rd - "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
3rd - Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
3rd - "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 3rd - In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)
4th - 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
5th - Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
5th - Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
5th - Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
5th - The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
5th - Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
6th - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
6th - Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
6th - Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 7th - The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
8th - Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
8th - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
8th - NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
9th - Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
10th - "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 perfs
10th - "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
10th - Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
11th - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 11th - Independent pres candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
11th - British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
12th - Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease
12th - NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
13th - STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
13th - Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
13th - French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
14th - "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
NHL Legend and Owner Mario LemieuxNHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux 14th - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
14th - Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
15th - 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
15th - Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
15th - Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
17th - 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
17th - Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
18th - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. 18th - West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0
19th - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
19th - Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
19th - Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
19th - STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
20th - Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA
20th - Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President
21st - Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
21st - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
22nd - Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
23rd - 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, wins
23rd - Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 23rd - Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
23rd - NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
23rd - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
24th - 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
24th - Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
24th - Soyuz TM-16 launches
24th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
24th - Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
25th - 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey 25th - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
25th - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
25th - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
26th - West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
27th - DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
29th - Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
30th - 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
30th - 67th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (4-6 6-3 6-2)
31st - "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 31st - 81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75)
31st - Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 7 of 7

11th - Flora Cross, American actress
12th - Zayn Malik, Bradford West Yorkshire, British pop singer (One Direction)
18th - Morgan York, American actress
19th - John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy
24th - Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern
26th - Cameron Bright, Canadian actor
29th - Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

Supermodel Kim AlexisSupermodel Kim Alexis (2nd) 2nd - Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)
12th - MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
28th - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 73 of 73

1st - June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
1st - Phyllis Hill, actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
3rd - Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
3rd - Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
4th - Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
4th - Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
4th - Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
5th - George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
5th - Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
5th - Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
5th - Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
5th - Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
5th - Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
5th - Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
5th - Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
5th - Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
6th - Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
6th - John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
6th - Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
7th - Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
8th - Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
8th - Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
8th - Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
9th - Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
9th - Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
9th - Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
10th - Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
10th - Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
11th - Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
12th - Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
13th - Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
13th - Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
14th - Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
14th - Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
15th - Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
15th - Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
15th - Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
15th - Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
16th - Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
16th - Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
16th - Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
16th - Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
17th - Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
17th - Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
18th - M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
18th - Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
18th - Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
18th - Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
19th - Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
19th - Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
19th - Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
19th - William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
Actress Audrey HepburnActress Audrey Hepburn (20th) 20th - Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63
20th - Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
20th - Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
22nd - Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
22nd - Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
22nd - Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
22nd - Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
23rd - Dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
23rd - Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood MarshallFirst Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (24th) 24th - Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84
24th - Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
26th - Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
26th - Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
26th - Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
26th - Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)
27th - André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49
28th - Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
Professional Wrestler André the GiantProfessional Wrestler André the Giant (27th) 28th - John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
29th - Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
29th - Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
30th - Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88

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