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Historical Events

Events 1 - 76 of 76

1st - 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4
1st - Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
2nd - "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 perfs
2nd - "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
2nd - "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 perfs
2nd - "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
2nd - Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
2nd - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
3rd - "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 perfs
4th - "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 perfs
6th - STS-55 (Columbia) lands
7th - South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
8th - ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox LewisHeavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis 8th - Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
8th - 16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride
9th - "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs
9th - "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 perfs
9th - Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300
9th - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
9th - Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies" premieres in NYC
9th - Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years
10th - Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145
10th - Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman
French Painter Paul CézanneFrench Painter Paul Cézanne 10th - Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC
10th - Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol
11th - 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
11th - Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
12th - Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands
12th - Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS
12th - Last broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
12th - Parma wins 33rd Europe Cup II
13th - 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
13th - Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 13th - CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands
13th - KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR
13th - Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50
15th - 119th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6
15th - Alamodome in San Antonio TX opens
15th - Montreal Expo retires their 1st #, #10 for Rusty Staub
16th - "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
16th - "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 30 perfs
16th - Farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 16th - Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head
16th - Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
16th - Suleyman Demirel elected president of Turkey
17th - Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled
18th - Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
18th - Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
19th - Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132
19th - Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)
19th - Juventus wins 22th UEFA Cup at Torino
20th - 10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA)
20th - 274th & final "Cheers" on NBC
20th - Ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma (Kuchma) resigns
21st - Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
21st - Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life
21st - Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
21st - Venezuela president Carlos Andres Perez fired
22nd - Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
23rd - Val Skinner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
24th - Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
24th - Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
24th - Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey
26th - Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
26th - Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
26th - Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head & goes over fence for a home run
27th - Dale Murphy ends carreer at 398 HRs
27th - Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6
28th - 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
28th - Polish government of Suchocka falls
29th - Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
29th - Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
30th - Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
30th - Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
30th - Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins in 3:10:49.860 (253.000 km/h)
31st - President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 6 of 6

10th - Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
10th - Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
13th - Debby Ryan, American actress
14th - Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer
20th - Caroline Zhang, American figure skater
25th - Dilley sextuplets, American sextuplets

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

15th - Actress Jane Seymour weds actor James Kesch

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 49 of 49

1st - Hans [Henri EA] Tuynman, provo (Full-time Provo), dies at 50
1st - Ranasinghe Premadasa, pres (Sri Lanka, 1989-93), assassinated at 68
2nd - Julio Gallo, wine maker (Gallo), dies in a car accident at 82
2nd - WLPM, the Short, Dutch MP (KVP, 1945-73), dies at 83
2nd - Will Weng, Sunday Times crossword puzzle editor (1968-78), dies at 86
5th - Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], Indies guru, dies at 73
5th - Irving Howe, US writer/critic (Dissent), dies at 72
5th - Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79
6th - Ann Todd, actress (Things to Come, Danny Boy), dies of stroke at 84
6th - Minnie Gentry, actress (Def by Temptation), dies in NY at 77
7th - Mary Philbin, actress (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 89
8th - Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
8th - Avram Davidson, American writer (b. 1923)
9th - Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61
9th - Mary Duncan Sanford, dies at 98
9th - Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author
13th - Borolas, [Joaquin Garcia], Mexican comedian (Santa Sangre), dies at 71
13th - Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic-gold-1964), dies at 47
13th - Joaquin Garcia, Mexican comic actor, dies of heart attack at 71
14th - Patrick Haemers, Belgian criminal, commits suicide at 40
14th - William Randolph Hearst, US newspaper magnate (Pulitzer), dies at 85
15th - Salah Ahmed Ibrahim, Sudanese writer, poet, and diplomat (b. 1933)
16th - Marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
18th - Heinrich Albertz, theologist/mayor of Berlin (1966-67), dies at 78
18th - Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/writer, dies at 67
19th - Nemesio Antunes, Chilean painter, dies at 75
19th - Richard Murphy, director (3 Stripes in the Sun), dies of stroke at 81
19th - S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
20th - Max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77
21st - John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
21st - John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
22nd - Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist (Carnegie Hall), dies at 100
23rd - James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
24th - Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
24th - Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), dies at 66
25th - Dan Seymour, actor (Bombs over Burma, Intrigue, Watusi), dies at 78
25th - Louise Tazewell, entertainer, dies at 93
26th - Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
26th - Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
26th - Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
27th - Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
27th - Willem P G Assmann, Dutch MP, dies at 85
28th - Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
29th - Billy Conn, boxer, dies of pneumonia at 75
29th - Tiny Hofman, Amsterdam activist (Nieuwmarkt), dies at 68
30th - Herman S Blount, Sun Ra, US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
30th - Sun Ra, blues pianist/orchestra leader, dies of strokes at 79
31st - John Granger, actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
31st - Spuds Mackenzie, American advertisement dog

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