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 2nd - The 3 opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the 9-month conflict
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
Russian President Boris YeltsinRussian President Boris Yeltsin Jan 3rd - In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)
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
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.
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan Jan 8th - Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
Jan 8th - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
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 11th - British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
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
NHL Legend and Owner Mario LemieuxNHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux Jan 13th - Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
Jan 13th - French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
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")
Jan 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. 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
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
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 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.
Jan 25th - 20th American Music Awards: 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
Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey 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)
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 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
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
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick BoweWorld Heavyweight Boxing Champion Riddick Bowe 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
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
King of Pop Michael JacksonKing of Pop Michael Jackson 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 - Actress 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
Mar 4th - 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win
Mar 5th - Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
NBA Legend Larry BirdNBA Legend Larry Bird 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 - Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant

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