Historical Events for Year 1993

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Jan 1st - 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
Jan 1st - Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
Jan 1st - Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
Jan 1st - Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
Jan 2nd - "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
Jan 3rd - "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs
Jan 3rd - "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs
Jan 3rd - "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs
Jan 3rd - "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
Jan 3rd - "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
Jan 3rd - Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
Jan 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
Jan 4th - 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
Jan 5th - Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
Jan 5th - Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson Jan 5th - Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 5th - The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
Jan 5th - Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
Jan 6th - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
Jan 6th - Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
Jan 6th - Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
Jan 7th - The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
Jan 8th - Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
Jan 8th - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman Jan 8th - NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman
Jan 9th - Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
Jan 10th - "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 perfs
Jan 10th - "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
Jan 10th - Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
Jan 11th - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
Jan 11th - Independent pres candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
Jan 12th - Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease
Jan 12th - NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
Jan 13th - STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
Jan 13th - Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
Jan 14th - "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
Jan 14th - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
Jan 14th - Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
Jan 15th - 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
Jan 15th - Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
Jan 15th - Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
Jan 17th - 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
Jan 17th - Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
Jan 18th - West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0
Jan 19th - Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
Jan 19th - Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
Jan 19th - Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
Jan 19th - STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
Jan 20th - Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA
Jan 20th - Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President
Jan 21st - Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
Jan 21st - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
Jan 22nd - Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton Jan 23rd - 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, wins
Jan 23rd - Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack
Jan 23rd - Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
Jan 23rd - NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
Jan 23rd - US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
Jan 24th - 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
Jan 24th - Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
Jan 24th - Soyuz TM-16 launches
Jan 24th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
Jan 24th - Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey Jan 25th - 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
Jan 25th - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
Jan 25th - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
Jan 25th - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
Jan 26th - West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
Jan 27th - DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
Jan 29th - Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
Jan 30th - 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
Jan 30th - 67th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (4-6 6-3 6-2)
Jan 31st - "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
Jan 31st - 81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75)
Jan 31st - Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
Feb 1st - NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
Feb 1st - Soyuz TM-16 lands
Feb 2nd - Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
Feb 2nd - Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)
Feb 3rd - Cin Red owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
Feb 3rd - General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King Feb 3rd - Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif
Feb 4th - Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
Feb 4th - Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
Feb 5th - Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160
Feb 5th - R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
Feb 6th - 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal
Feb 6th - Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
Feb 7th - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-20
Feb 7th - Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed
Feb 7th - Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
Feb 8th - Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die
Feb 8th - GM sues NBC, alleging that "Dateline NBC" program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
Feb 9th - Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
Feb 10th - Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
Feb 10th - US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson Feb 10th - "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
Feb 11th - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
Feb 11th - Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)
Feb 11th - Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General
Feb 13th - Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
Feb 13th - Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
Feb 13th - Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
Feb 14th - Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79
Feb 15th - Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia
Feb 15th - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM
Feb 16th - Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
Feb 16th - Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office.
Feb 17th - Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
Feb 17th - Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
Feb 18th - Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY
Feb 19th - Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
Feb 20th - Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
Feb 20th - Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
Feb 20th - NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
Feb 21st - 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City
Feb 21st - Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
Feb 22nd - Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
Feb 23rd - Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees
Feb 23rd - India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England
Feb 23rd - Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)
Feb 24th - 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins
Feb 25th - "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
Feb 25th - Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
Feb 25th - Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low
Feb 26th - 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
Feb 26th - 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
Feb 26th - Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
Feb 27th - PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
Feb 28th - "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
Comedian Jerry SeinfeldComedian Jerry Seinfeld Feb 28th - 7th American Comedy Award: seinfeld wins
Feb 28th - Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid
Feb 28th - Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
Mar 1st - Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
Mar 1st - George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
Mar 1st - New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
Mar 2nd - Claudette Colbert, suffers a stroke at 89
Mar 3rd - Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
Mar 4th - "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
Mar 4th - Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan Mar 4th - 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win
Mar 5th - Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
Mar 5th - Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die
Mar 5th - Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
Mar 7th - 23rd Easter Seal Telethon raises
Mar 7th - Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
Mar 8th - Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
Mar 8th - Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
Mar 9th - 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

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