Today in History for October 1993

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 63 of 63

1st - Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
3rd - "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs
3rd - Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
3rd - Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
3rd - Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen
3rd - Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0
3rd - Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers
3rd - Giants need to beat Dodgers to force a playoff game with Braves for NL West title, but Dodgers destroy Giants 12-1, Giants end year 103-59
3rd - 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.
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin 4th - Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
5th - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
5th - Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum
5th - Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
6th - Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
7th - "Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
7th - "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
7th - Massive Moslem demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed
7th - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison
8th - Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern 8th - UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa
10th - Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)
10th - Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed
11th - Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
11th - US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti
12th - "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
13th - Greek government of Papandreou forms
13th - Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
13th - Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith
13th - Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor
13th - Phillies beat Atlanta in NLCS
13th - Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
15th - Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela 15th - Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
16th - General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan president
16th - IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed
16th - Anti-Nazi riot breaks out in Welling in Kent, after police stop protesters approaching British National Party headquarters
17th - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
18th - STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
19th - UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti
20th - Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
21st - "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
21st - Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship
21st - Military coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee
22nd - Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
23rd - 7 killed by IRA-bomb attack in Belfast
23rd - Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara Kashmir
23rd - Tor Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2, in 89th World Series
24th - "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
25th - Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
25th - Canada Liberal Party/Bloc Québécois wins parliamentary election
25th - Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, SAf 1st-class cricket record
26th - NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
26th - NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
27th - Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
28th - Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
28th - Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters resigns
29th - Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
30th - Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
31st - "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 perfs
31st - 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
31st - Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million
Rap Musician and Actor Tupac ShakurRap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur 31st - Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault
31st - US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4

2nd - Tara Lynne Barr, American actress
3rd - Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)
8th - Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men)
13th - Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

Director Spike LeeDirector Spike Lee (2nd) 2nd - Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis
3rd - Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
8th - Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)
10th - Ted Kennedy Jr (32) weds psychiatrist Katherine Gershman (34)
22nd - Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

15th - Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry (15th) 15th - Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 74 of 74

1st - Reizl Bozyk, Polish/US actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
1st - Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
1st - Joseph Warren, actor (Gift of Love, Urban Warriors), dies at 77
2nd - Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83
3rd - JH Scheps, Dutch MP (Social Democratic), dies at 93
3rd - Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
3rd - Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
4th - Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80
4th - Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
5th - Jane Nigh, actress (Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
5th - Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66
6th - Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88
6th - Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
7th - Agnes de Mille, choreographer (Oklahoma!, Rodeo), dies at 88
7th - Cyril Cusack, actor (Fahrenheit 451), dies of neuron disease at 82
7th - Kenneth Nelson, US/English actor (Boys in the Band), dies at 63
8th - Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
9th - C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
9th - Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
10th - Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
10th - Djillali Belkhenchir, Algerian doctor, murdered at 52
11th - Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
12th - Leon Ames, actor (Father of the Bride), dies at 91 of stroke
12th - Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
13th - Gwen Wells, actress (Nashville), dies of cancer at 42
13th - Leon Ames, US actor (Mr Ed, Peggy Sue got Married), dies at 90
14th - Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
14th - Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50
14th - Mustafa Abada, Algerian TV director, murdered
14th - Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77
15th - Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34
16th - John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76
17th - Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77
17th - Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist, dies at 84
17th - Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies
17th - Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
18th - Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63
18th - Lois Kibbee, actress (Edge of Night), dies of brain tumor at 71
18th - Smail Yefsah, Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 31
19th - Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
19th - Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered
19th - Lois Kibbee, actress (Edge of Night), dies of brain tumor at 71
19th - Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91
20th - James Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66
20th - Maurice Dolbier, US actor/writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
20th - Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)
21st - Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58
21st - Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
21st - Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu pres of Burundi (1993), murder at 40
21st - Sam Zolotow, US theater critic (NY Times), dies at 94
21st - Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
22nd - Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84
22nd - Fred C Shapiro, US journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62
22nd - Jiri Hajek, Czech lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80
24th - Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39
24th - Desmond Nuttall, English theorist, dies at 49
24th - Tonino Nardi, Italian cinematographer (Porte Manifest), dies at 54
25th - Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered
25th - Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA's Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58
25th - Philip P Cohen, Doctor (Nobel), dies at 85
25th - Vincent Price, actor (Raven, Fly), dies of lung cancer at 82
25th - Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
26th - Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37
26th - H Hardenberg, writer, dies
28th - Carmino Baelen, Belgian sleder, dies at 22
28th - Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80
29th - George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
29th - Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65
30th - Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
30th - Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)
31st - Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/art dealer, commits suicide at 52
31st - Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico FelliniFilm director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini (31st) 31st - Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73
31st - River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

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