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Gregorian calendar 1993

Ab urbe condita 2746
Armenian calendar 1442
Bahá'í calendar 149 – 150
Buddhist calendar 2537
Coptic calendar 1709 – 1710
Ethiopian calendar 1985 – 1986
Hebrew calendar 5753 5754
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2048 – 2049
 - Shaka Samvat 1915 – 1916
 - Kali Yuga 5094 – 5095
Holocene calendar 11993
Iranian calendar 1371 – 1372
Islamic calendar 1413 – 1414
Japanese calendar Heisei


(平成 5年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2653
Julian calendar 2038
Korean calendar 4326
Thai solar calendar 2536
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1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year that started on a Friday. In the Gregorian calendar, it was the 1993rd year in the Common Era, or of Anno Domini; the 993rd year of the 2nd millennium; the 93rd year of the 20th century; and the 4th of the 1990s.



  • January 1
    • Dissolution of Czechoslovakia: Slovakia and the Czech Republic separate in the so-called Velvet Divorce.
    • The European Community eliminates trade barriers and creates a European single market.
    • EuroNews is launched in Europe.
    • ITV companies GMTV, Carlton Television, Meridian Broadcasting and Westcountry Television start broadcasting, replacing TV-am, Thames Television, TVS and TSW respectively.
  • January 3 – In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

Bill Clinton inaugurated as President of the United States.

  • January 5
    • The state of Washington executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
    • $7.4 million USD is stolen from Brinks Armored Car Depot in Rochester, New York in the 5th largest robbery in U.S. history. Four men, Samuel Millar, Father Patrick Moloney, former Rochester Police officer Thomas O'Connor, and Charles McCormick, all of whom have ties to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, are accused.
    • M/V Braer, a Liberian oil tanker, runs aground off the Scottish island of Mainland, causing a massive oil spill.
  • January 6Douglas Hurd is the first high-ranking British official to visit Argentina since the Falklands War.
  • January 6January 20 – The Bombay Riots take place in the city now known as Mumbai.
  • January 7 – The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated, with Jerry Rawlings as president.
  • January 14 – The Polish ferry M/S Jan Heweliusz sinks off the coast of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, killing 54 people.
  • January 15Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as 'The Beast', is arrested in Palermo, Sicily after 23 years as a fugitive.
  • January 19
    • Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) signed.
    • IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history to date.
    • Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq refuses to allow UNSCOM inspectors to use its own aircraft to fly into Iraq, and begins military operations in the demilitarized zone between Iraq and Kuwait, and the northern Iraqi no-fly zones. U.S. forces fire approximately 40 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Baghdad factories linked to Iraq's illegal nuclear weapons program. Iraq then informs UNSCOM that it will be able to resume its flights.
  • January 20Bill Clinton succeeds George H.W. Bush as the 42nd President of the United States.
  • January 24 – In Turkey, thousands protest the murder of journalist Uğur Mumcu.
  • January 25
    • Mir Aimal Kasi fires a rifle and kills 2 employees outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
    • Social democrat Poul Nyrup Rasmussen succeeds conservative Poul Schlüter as Prime Minister of Denmark.
  • January 26Václav Havel is elected President of the Czech Republic.
  • January 31Super Bowl XXVII: The Buffalo Bills become the first team to lose 3 consecutive Super Bowls as they are defeated by the Dallas Cowboys, 52–17.


The aftermath of the World Trade Center bombing.

  • February 4 – Members of the right-wing Austrian FPÖ split to form the Liberal Forum in protest against the increasing nationalistic bent of the party.
  • February 5Belgium becomes a federal monarchy rather than a unitary kingdom.
  • February 8General Motors Corporation sues NBC, after Dateline NBC allegedly rigged 2 crashes showing that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the following day.
  • February 10
    • Lien Chan is named by Lee Teng-Hui to succeed Hau Pei-tsun as Premier of the Republic of China.
    • Mani Pulite scandal: Italian legislator Claudio Martelli resigns, followed by various politicians over the next 2 weeks.
  • February 11Janet Reno is selected by President Clinton as Attorney General of the United States.
  • February 12 – Two year old James Bulger is abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10 year old boys, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson. Both are later charged. See Murder of James Bulger.
  • February 14
    • Glafkos Klerides defeats incumbent George Vasiliou in the Cypriot presidential election.
    • Albert Zafy defeats Didier Ratsiraka in the Madagascar presidential election.
  • February 17 – A ferry sinks in Haiti, killing approximately 1,215 out of 1,500 passengers.
  • February 22UN Security Council Resolution 808 is voted on, deciding that "an international tribunal shall be established" to prosecute violations of international law in Yugoslavia. The tribunal will is established on May 25 by Resolution 827.
  • February 24Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney resigns amidst political and economic turmoil. Kim Campbell, his successor, becomes Canada's first female Prime Minister.
  • February 26World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000.
  • February 28Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, with a warrant to arrest leader David Koresh on federal firearms violations. Four agents and 5 Davidians die in the raid and a 51-day standoff begins.


  • March 4 – Authorities announce the capture of suspected World Trade Center bombing conspirator Mohammad Salameh.
  • March 5Macedonian Palair Flight 305, a F-100 on a flight to Zurich, crashes shortly after take-off from Skopje killing 83 of the 97 on board.
  • March 9Rodney King testifies at the federal trial of 4 Los Angeles, California police officers accused of violating his civil rights when they beat him during an arrest.
  • March 11Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
  • March 12
    • 1993 Bombay bombings: Several bombs explode in Bombay, India, killing 257 and injuring hundreds more.
    • North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea announces that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to nuclear sites.
  • March 13March 15 – The Great Blizzard of 1993 strikes the eastern U.S., bringing record snowfall and other severe weather all the way from Cuba to Quebec; it reportedly kills 184.
  • March 13Australian federal election, 1993: The Australian Labor Party stays in power despite poor economic results.
  • March 17 – The PKK announces a unilateral ceasefire in Iraq.
  • March 20Warrington bomb attacks: An IRA bomb explodes in Warrington Town Centre and kills 2 children, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry.
  • March 22 – The Intel Corporation ships the first P5 Pentium chips.
  • March 24
    • The Israeli Knesset elects Ezer Weizman as President of Israel.
    • South Africa officially abandons its nuclear weapons programme. President de Klerk announces that the country's 6 warheads had already been dismantled in 1990.
  • March 27
    • Jiang Zemin becomes President of the People's Republic of China.
    • Following a rash of integrist murders, Algeria breaks diplomatic relations with Iran, accusing the country of interfering in its interior affairs.
    • Mahamane Ousmane is elected president of Niger.
  • March 28French legislative election, 1993: Gaullists win a majority and Édouard Balladur becomes Prime Minister.
  • March 29 – The 65th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, with Unforgiven winning Best Picture.


  • April – The Kuwaiti government claims to uncover an Iraqi assassination plot against former U.S. President George H.W. Bush shortly after his visit to Kuwait. Two Iraqi nationals confess to driving a car-bomb into Kuwait on behalf of the Iraqi Intelligence Service.[1]
  • April 1 – The Vatican orders the moving of the Carmelite convent at Auschwitz.
  • April 6 – A nuclear accident occurs at Tomsk 7 in Russia.
  • April 8 – The Republic of Macedonia is admitted to the United Nations.
  • April 10African National Congress activist Chris Hani is assassinated in South Africa.
  • April 16Bosnian War: the enclave of Srebrenica is declared a UN-protected "safe area".
  • April 17Laurence Powell and Stacey Koon are found guilty in the second Rodney King trial.
  • April 19
    • A 51-day stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ends with a fire that kills 76 people, including David Koresh.
    • South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes near Dubuque, Iowa.
  • April 22
    • In Washington, DC, the Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated.
    • 18-year-old student Stephen Lawrence is stabbed to death in London, England; the attack is believed to have been racially motivated.
  • April 23
    • The World Health Organization declares tuberculosis a Global Emergency.
    • Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum.
  • April 26Oscar Luigi Scalfaro appoints Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Prime Minister of Italy.
  • April 27
    • Yemeni parliamentary election, 1993: The General People's Congress wins a plurality of 121 seats.
    • All members of the Zambia national football team die in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal.
  • April 28 – An executive order requires the United States Air Force to allow women to fly war planes.
  • April 30 – Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of rival Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.


  • May 1
    • Pierre Bérégovoy, former prime minister of France, commits suicide.
    • A Tamil Tigers suicide bomber assassinates President Ranasinghe Premadasa of Sri Lanka.
  • May 4UNOSOM II assumes the Somalian duties of the dissolved UNITAF.
  • May 9Juan Carlos Wasmosy becomes the first democratically elected President of Paraguay in nearly 40 years.
  • May 15Niamh Kavanagh wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with "In Your Eyes".
  • May 16
    • The Grand National Assembly of Turkey elects Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel as President of Turkey.
    • After Demirel becomes the president the acting prime minister of Turkey is Erdal İnönü of SHP for 40 days.
  • May 24 – Eritrea gains independence from Ethiopia.
  • May 27 – A car bomb at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence kills 5; the Mafia is suspected.
  • May 28 – Eritrea and Monaco gain entry to the United Nations.
  • May 29 – The first Life Ball is taking place in Vienna, Austria. In 2011, the event is named the largest public-charity on HIV and AIDS in Europe.


  • June 1
    • Large protests erupt against Slobodan Milošević's regime in Belgrade; opposition leader Vuk Drašković and his wife Danica are arrested.
    • President of Guatemala Jorge Serrano Elías is forced to flee the country after an attempted self-coup.
    • Burundian presidential election, 1993: The first multiparty elections in Burundi since the country's independence lead to the election of Melchior Ndadaye, leader of the Front for Democracy in Burundi. The next day's legislative election sees his party win with an overwhelming majority.
  • June 5
    • The National Assembly of Venezuela designates Ramón José Velásquez as successor of suspended President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
    • 24 Pakistani troops in the UN forces are killed in Mogadishu, Somalia.
  • June 6
    • Following the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement's victory, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada becomes president of Bolivia.
    • Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
  • June 8 – The PKK-declared ceasefire ends in Iraq.
  • June 14 – Multipartyists win a referendum on the future of the one-party system in Malawi.
  • June 18Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq refuses to allow UNSCOM weapons inspectors to install remote-controlled monitoring cameras at 2 missile engine test stands.
  • June 20
    • A 7.5 earthquake hits Japan, killing 385 people.
    • John Paxson's 3-point shot in Game 6 of the NBA Finals helps the Chicago Bulls secure a 99–98 win over the Phoenix Suns, and their third consecutive championship.
  • June 22Japan's New Party Sakigake breaks away from the Liberal Democratic Party.
  • June 23 – In Manassas, Virginia, Lorena Bobbitt cuts off the penis of her husband John Wayne Bobbitt.
  • June 24
    • A Unabomber bomb injures computer scientist David Gelernter at Yale University.
    • Andrew Wiles wins worldwide fame after presenting his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, a problem that had been unsolved for more than 3 centuries.
  • June 25
    • Kim Campbell becomes the 19th, and first female, Prime Minister of Canada.
    • Tansu Çiller of DYP forms the new government of Turkey.
    • Zoran Lilić succeeds Dobrica Ćosić as President of Yugoslavia.
    • The litas is introduced in Lithuania.
    • Jacques Attali resigns as President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  • June 26June 28Typhoon Koryn causes massive damage to the Philippines, China and Macau.
  • June 27
    • U.S. President Bill Clinton orders a cruise missile attack on Iraqi intelligence headquarters in the Al-Mansur District of Baghdad, in response to the attempted assassination of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush during his visit to Kuwait in mid-April.
    • In Bad Kleinen, Germany, GSG 9 troopers arrest terrorists Birgit Hogefeld and Wolfgang Grams.


  • July 2 – An integrist mob sets fire to the hotel where The Satanic Verses translator Aziz Nesin resides in Sivas, Turkey, killing 37.
  • July 5Iraq disarmament crisis: UN inspection teams leave Iraq. Iraq then agrees to UNSCOM demands and the inspection teams return.
  • July 7July 9 – The 19th G7 summit is held in Tokyo, Japan.
  • July 7Hurricane Calvin lands in Mexico. It is the second Pacific hurricane on record to land in Mexico in July, and kills 34.
  • July 12 – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake off Hokkaidō, Japan launches a devastating tsunami that kills 202 on the small island of Okushiri, Hokkaido.
  • July 16July 17 – In Estonia, the majority Russian cities of Narva and Sillamäe organize illegal referendums on "territorial autonomy" to protest new citizenship laws.
  • July 19
    • Japanese general election, 1993: The loss of majority of the Liberal Democratic Party results in a coalition taking power.
    • U.S. President Bill Clinton announces his 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding gays in the American military.
  • July 20White House deputy counsel Vince Foster commits suicide in Virginia.
  • July 23Candelária massacre: Brazilian police officers kill 8 street kids in Rio de Janeiro.
  • July 26
    • Miguel Indurain wins the 1993 Tour de France.
    • Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashes into Mt. Ungeo in Haenam, South Korea; 68 die.
  • July 27Windows NT 3.1, the first version of Microsoft's line of Windows NT operating systems, is released to manufacturing.
  • July 29 – The Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
  • July 31 – King Baudouin I of Belgium dies.


  • August 4
    • A federal judge sentences Los Angeles Police Department officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell to 30 months in prison for violating motorist Rodney King's civil rights.
    • The Japanese government issues the Kono Statement, acknowledging the comfort women's (sex slaves) deportation.
  • August 5
    • The discovery of the Tel Dan Stele, the first archaeological confirmation of the existence of the Davidic line, is announced.
    • Magic: the Gathering undergoes its first general release.
  • August 6 – According to Japanese government and TBS networks reports, torrential rain and mudslides kill 72 in Kagoshima, Japan.
  • August 9 – King Albert II of Belgium is sworn into office 9 days after the death of his brother, King Baudouin I.
  • August 13 – Over 130 die in the collapse of Royal Plaza Hotel at Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand's worst hotel disaster.
  • August 17 – For the first time, the public is allowed inside Buckingham Palace.
  • August 19 – In Norway, Varg Vikernes is arrested and charged with the murder of Euronymous, of Mayhem; he receives a 21-year sentence for this and other crimes.
  • August 21NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Observer orbiter 3 days before the spacecraft is scheduled to enter orbit around Mars.
  • August 28Ong Teng Cheong becomes the first President of Singapore elected by the population.
  • August 30 – Russia completes removing its troops from Lithuania.


PLO leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, with US President, Bill Clinton.

  • September 13
    • Norwegian parliamentary election, 1993: The Labour Party wins a plurality of the seats, and Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland retains office.
    • PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shake hands in Washington D.C., after signing a peace accord.
  • September 15September 21Hurricane Gert (1993) crosses from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through Central America and Mexico.
  • September 17 – Russian troops withdraw from Poland.
  • September 19Polish parliamentary election, 1993: A coalition of the Democratic Left Alliance and the Polish People's Party led by Waldemar Pawlak comes into power.
  • September 22Big Bayou Canot train disaster: A bridge collapses as the Sunset Limited crosses it, killing 47.
  • September 23 – The International Olympic Committee selects Sydney, Australia to host the 2000 Summer Olympics.
  • September 24 – The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.
  • September 26
    • The first mission in Biosphere 2 ends after 2 years.
    • PoSAT-1 (the first Portuguese satellite) is launched on board French rocket Ariane 4.
  • September 27War in AbkhaziaFall of Sukhumi: Eduard Shevardnadze accuses Russia of passive complicity.
  • September 30 – An earthquake centered in Killari, Maharashtra, India kills over 10,000.


  • October 3U.S. Army conducts Operation Gothic Serpent in the city of Mogadishu, Somalia using Task Force Ranger. Two UH-60 Blackhawks are shot down and the operation leaves over 1000 Somalians dead and over 73 Americans WIA, 19 KIA, and 1 captured. Also known as the Battle of Mogadishu.
  • October 4 – The Russian constitutional crisis culminates with Russian military and security forces clearing the White House of Russia Parliament building by force, quashing a mass uprising against President Boris Yeltsin.
  • October 5
    • China performs a nuclear test, ending a worldwide de facto moratorium.
    • The papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor is promulgated.
  • October 10 – 292 are killed when the South Korean ferry Seohae capsizes off Pusan, South Korea.
  • October 11October 28 – The UNMIH is prevented from entering Haiti. On October 18, economic sanctions (abolished in August) are reinstated.
  • October 13
    • Greek legislative election, 1993: Andreas Papandreou begins his second term as Prime Minister of Greece.
    • The fifth summit of the Francophonie opens in Mauritius.
  • October 19Benazir Bhutto becomes the first elected woman to lead a post-colonial Muslim state, in Pakistan.
  • October 21 – A coup in Burundi results in the death of president Melchior Ndadaye and sparks the Burundi Civil War.
  • October 25Canadian federal election, 1993: Jean Chrétien and his Liberal Party defeat the governing Progressive Conservative Party, which falls to an historic low of 2 seats.
  • October 30Greysteel massacre: Three members of the UDA, a loyalist paramilitary group, attacked a crowded bar in Greysteel, Northern Ireland with firearms, killing eight civilians and wounding thirteen. The bar was targeted because it was in an Irish nationalist and Catholic area.


  • November 1 – The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
  • November 5 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Railways Act, setting out the procedures for privatisation of British Rail.
  • November 9Bosnian Croat forces destroy the Stari most, or Old Bridge of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, by tank fire.
  • November 11
    • Microsoft releases Windows 3.11 for Workgroups to manufacturing.
    • Sri Lankan civil warBattle of Pooneryn: Over 400 Sri Lankan military are killed.
  • November 12London Convention: Marine dumping of radioactive waste is outlawed.
  • November 17November 22 – The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes the legislative houses in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
  • November 18
    • In a status referendum, Puerto Rico residents vote with a slim margin to maintain Commonwealth status.
    • In South Africa, 21 political parties approve a new constitution.
    • The first meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation opens in Seattle.
  • November 20
    • Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his dealings with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
    • An Avioimpex Yakovlev Yak-42D crashes into Mount Trojani near Ohrid, Macedonia. The aircraft was on a flight from Geneva, Switzerland to Skopje, but had been diverted to Ohrid due to poor weather conditions at the Skopje airport. All 8 crew members and 115 of the 116 passengers are killed.
  • November 28The Observer reveals that a channel of communications has existed between the IRA and the British government, despite the government's persistent denials.
  • November 30 – Agreement establishing the Permanent Commission for East African Co-operation signed.


  • December 1 – A train crash at Tattenham Corner railway station lead to the introduction of the current drugs and alcohol policy for railways in the UK.
  • December 2
    • STS-61: NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair an optical flaw in the Hubble Space Telescope.
    • The September 6 merger between Renault and Volvo fails; Volvo CEO Pehr G. Gyllenhammar resigns.
  • December 5Rafael Caldera Rodríguez is elected President of Venezuela for the second time, succeeding interim president Ramón José Velásquez.
  • December 7
    • Colin Ferguson opens fire with his Ruger 9 mm pistol on a Long Island Rail Road train, killing 6 and injuring 19.
    • The 32-member Transitional Executive Committee holds its first meeting in Cape Town, marking the first meeting of an official government body in South Africa with Black members.
    • President of Côte d'Ivoire Félix Houphouët-Boigny dies at 83, the oldest African head of state. He is succeeded 3 days later by Henri Konan Bédié.
  • December 8U.S. President Bill Clinton signs into law the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • December 10id Software releases Doom, a seminal first-person shooter that uses advanced 3D graphics for computer games.
  • December 11
    • Chilean presidential election, 1993: Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle is elected with 58% of the vote.
    • A variety of Soviet space program paraphernalia are put to auction in Sotheby's New York, and sell for a total of US$6.8M. One of the items is Lunokhod 1 and its spacecraft Luna 17; they sell for $68,500.
  • December 12Péter Boross becomes Prime Minister of Hungary following the death of József Antall.
  • December 13
    • Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell resigns as head of the Conservative Party, to be succeeded by Jean Charest.
    • The Majilis of Kazakhstan approves the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and agrees to dismantle the more than 100 missiles left on its territory by the fall of the USSR.
  • December 15
    • Downing Street Declaration: The United Kingdom commits itself to the search for an answer to the problems of Northern Ireland.
    • The Uruguay Round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) talks reach a successful conclusion after 7 years.
  • December 16Brazil's Supreme Court rules that former President Fernando Collor de Mello may not hold elected office again until 2000 due to political corruption.
  • December 18Omar Bongo is re-elected as President of Gabon in the country's first multiparty elections.
  • December 20
    • The United Nations General Assembly votes unanimously to appoint a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
    • The first corrected images from the Hubble Telescope are taken.
  • December 22 – The interim South African constitution is approved by Parliament 237–45.
  • December 29Argentina passes a measure allowing President Carlos Saul Menem and all future presidents to run for a second term. It also shortens presidential terms to 4 years and removes the requirement for the president to be Roman Catholic.
  • December 30
    • Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations.
    • The Congress Party gains a parliamentary majority in India after the defection of 10 Janata Dal party lawmakers.

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  • The second World Parliament of Religions is held in Chicago.
  • U.S. President Bill Clinton sends 6 American warships to Haiti, to enforce United Nations trade sanctions against the military-led regime in that country.
  • The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers flood large portions of the American Midwest.
  • Severe floods hit South Asia, killing over 4,000 people in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
  • The European Exchange Rate Mechanism is put in crisis, mainly from speculation against the French Franc.
  • Over a dozen people are killed by the new Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome, mainly in the Southwestern United States.
  • Wildfires in California destroy over 16,000 acres (65 km2) and 700 homes.
  • Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time becomes the longest running book on the bestseller list of The Sunday Times ever.
  • The Oslo Accords negotiations begin.
  • Many foreigners are murdered by rebel groups in Algeria.
  • The Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform succeeds in having the Irish sodomy law reformed.



  • January 4Scott Redding, English Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • January 9Ashley Argota, American actress
  • January 12Aika Mitsui, Japanese singer
  • January 18Morgan York, American actress
  • January 26Cameron Bright, Canadian actor



  • March 24Grace Cassidy, English Actress
  • March 17Julia Winter, Swedish-born English actress
  • April 2Aaron Kelly, American singer
  • April 15Madeleine Martin, American television actress/voice actress
  • April 16Mirai Nagasu, Japanese-American figure skater
  • April 18Nathan Sykes, British Singer
  • April 25Shiloh, Canadian singer-songwriter


  • May 9Ryosuke Yamada, Japanese actor and singer
  • May 10Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
  • May 13Debby Ryan, American actress
  • May 14Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer
  • May 20Caroline Zhang, American figure skater


  • June 6Frida Gustavsson, Swedish model
  • June 7Jordan Fry, American actor
  • June 15Kanna Arihara, Japanese singer
  • June 26Ariana Grande, American actress


  • July 1Raini Rodriguez, American actress
  • July 26
    • Taylor Momsen, American actress
    • Elizabeth Gillies, American actress
  • August 1Leon Thomas III, American actor and singer
  • August 3Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
  • August 5Suzuka Ohgo, Japanese child actress
  • August 11Alyson Stoner, American actress and dancer
  • August 12Ewa Farna, Polish singer
  • August 16Cameron Monaghan, American actor
  • August 17Sarah Sjöström, Swedish swimmer
  • August 19Mario Kovač, Serbian philosopher
  • August 26Keke Palmer, American actress and singer


  • September 1Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
  • September 23Cher Lloyd, The X Factor finalist
  • October 8
    • Angus T. Jones, American actor
    • Molly C. Quinn, American actress
  • October 9Scotty McCreery, American Idol Winner
  • October 20David Bolarinwa, British sprinter.
  • October 29India Eisley, American actress
  • November 30Yuri Chinen, Japanese singer and actor




Audrey Hepburn

  • January 6
    • Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (b. 1917)
    • Richard Mortensen, Danish painter (b. 1910)
    • Rudolf Nureyev, Russian dancer (b. 1938)
  • January 15Sammy Cahn, American lyricist (b. 1913)
  • January 16Glenn Corbett, American actor (b. 1930)
  • January 18Eleanor Burford (Jean Plaidy, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Ellalice Tate, Anna Percival, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr), English writer (b. 1906)
  • January 20
    • Kōbō Abe, Japanese author (b. 1924)
    • Audrey Hepburn, Belgian born British-Dutch actress (b. 1929)
  • January 21Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • January 24
    • Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and a choir conductor (b. 1908)
    • Thurgood Marshall, American jurist, First African-American on the Supreme Court (b. 1908)
  • January 26
    • Robert Jacobsen Danish artist (b. 1912)
    • Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian Governor General (b. 1922)
  • January 27André the Giant, French professional wrestler (b. 1946)


Ferruccio Lamborghini


Polykarp Kusch

  • March 3Albert Sabin, American biologist, developer of the oral polio vaccine (b. 1906)
  • March 5Cyril Collard, French filmmaker (b. 1957)
  • March 8Billy Eckstine, American musician (b. 1914)
  • March 11Dino Bravo, Italian-Canadian pro wrestler (b. 1949)
  • March 13Ann Way, English actress (b. 1915)
  • March 16Ralph Fults, last of America's depression-era outlaws. (b. 1910)
  • March 17Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)
  • March 20
    • Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
    • Paul László, Hungarian-born architect (b. 1900)
  • March 24John Hersey, American writer and journalist (b. 1914)
  • March 27Kate Reid, Canadian actress (b. 1930)
  • March 30Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (b. 1922)
  • March 31
    • Brandon Lee, American actor (b. 1965)
    • Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900)


Turgut Özal


  • May 1Pierre Bérégovoy, Prime Minister of France (b. 1925)
  • May 6Ann Todd, English actress (b. 1909)
  • May 7Mary Philbin, American actress (b. 1903)
  • May 8
    • Avram Davidson, American writer (b. 1923)
    • Alwin Nikolais, American choreographer (b. 1912)
  • May 14William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American businessman (b. 1908)
  • May 22Mieczysław Horszowski, Polish pianist (b. 1892)
  • May 30Sun Ra, American jazz musician (b. 1914)


Pat Nixon

  • June 2Tahar Djaout, Algerian writer (b. 1954)
  • June 5Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933)
  • June 6James Bridges, American screenwriter and director (b. 1936)
  • June 7Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball Player (b. 1964)
  • June 9Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (b. 1921)
  • June 11Ray Sharkey, American actor (b. 1952)
  • June 13
    • Deke Slayton, American astronaut (b. 1924)
    • Gérard Côté, Canadian marathon runner (b. 1913)
  • June 15
    • John Connally, American politician (b. 1917)
    • James Hunt, British race car driver (b. 1947)
  • June 16Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist (b. 1907)
  • June 19
    • William Golding, English writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
    • Szymon Goldberg, Polish-born violinist (b. 1909)
  • June 22Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • June 24Archie Williams, American athlete (b. 1915)
  • June 26Roy Campanella, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • June 28GG Allin, American punk singer (b. 1956)
  • June 30George McFarland, American actor (b. 1928)


Baudouin of Belgium

  • July 2
    • Fred Gwynne, American actor and comedian (b. 1926)
    • Masuji Ibuse, Japanese writer (b. 1898)
  • July 3
    • Don Drysdale, American baseball player (b. 1936)
    • Curly Joe DeRita, American comedian (b. 1909)
  • July 4Anne Shirley, American actress (b. 1918)
  • July 7Mia Zapata, American punk musician (b. 1965)
  • July 13Davey Allison, American stock car driver (b. 1961)
  • July 14Léo Ferré, French poet and singer-songwriter (b. 1916)
  • July 15David Brian, American actor (b. 1914)
  • July 18Jean Negulesco, Romanian-born film director (b. 1900)
  • July 23James Jordan, father of basketball superstar, Michael Jordan (b. 1936)
  • July 24Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
  • July 25
    • Nan Grey, American actress (b. 1918)
    • Cecilia Parker, American actress (b. 1914)
  • July 26Matthew Ridgway, United States Army General (b. 1895)
  • July 31Baudouin of Belgium, reigning King of Belgium (b. 1930)


Stewart Granger

  • August 3
    • James Donald, Scottish actor (b. 1917)
    • Theodore A. Parker III, American ornithologist (b. 1953)
  • August 5Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer (b. 1908)
  • August 7Christopher Gillis, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • August 10
    • Øystein Aarseth, Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1968)
    • Irene Sharaff, American costume designer (b. 1910)
  • August 16
    • René Dreyfus French Grand Prix racing driver (b. 1905)
    • Stewart Granger, Anglo-American actor (b. 1913)
  • August 20Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (b. 1912)
  • August 21Ichiro Fujiyama, Japanese composer and singer (b. 1911)
  • August 28E. P. Thompson, English historian and activist (b. 1924)
  • August 30Richard Jordan, American actor (b. 1937)


Jimmy Doolittle


Vincent Price

River Phoenix


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Leonid Gaidai

  • November 1
    • Severo Ochoa, Spanish-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1905)
    • A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian of Ancient Rome (b. 1911)
  • November 3Léon Theremin, inventor of the theremin (b. 1896)
  • November 6Torsten Fenslau, German DJ and record producer (b. 1964)
  • November 10Wensley Pithey, South African actor (b. 1914)
  • November 12
    • H. R. Haldeman, American political aide and businessman (b. 1926)
    • Anna Sten, Ukrainian-born actress (b. 1908)
  • November 16Achille Zavatta, French circus artist (b. 1915)
  • November 18Fritz Feld, German actor (b. 1900)
  • November 19Leonid Gaidai, Soviet comedy director (b. 1923)
  • November 20Emile Ardolino, American film director (b. 1943)
  • November 21Bill Bixby, American actor (b. 1934)
  • November 22Anthony Burgess, English author (b. 1917)
  • November 28
    • Kenneth Connor English comedian (b. 1916)
    • Garry Moore, American television host and comedian (b. 1915)
  • November 29J. R. D. Tata, Indian aviator and businessman (b. 1904)


Frank Zappa

Félix Houphouët-Boigny

Nobel Prizes[]

  • ChemistryKary Mullis, Michael Smith
  • EconomicsRobert W. Fogel, Douglass C. North
  • LiteratureToni Morrison
  • PeaceNelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk
  • PhysicsRussell Alan Hulse, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
  • Physiology or MedicineRichard J. Roberts, Philip Allen Sharp

Templeton Prize[]

  • Charles Colson

People of the year 1993 at Familypedia

37 people were born in 1993

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Jessica Arantes (1993)Jorge ArantesJoanne Rowling (1965)
Vera Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1993-)Gilberto Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (1961-)Bianca di Savoia-Aosta (1966-)
David Azucena (1993)Miguel Azucena (1960-2017)Jennifer Bian (1958-2015)
Randall Eugene Bailey (1993)
Daria Mihaela Balcan (1993-)Silviu Balcan (1964-)Sonia Cătălina Matei (c1966-)
Hannah Rochelle Bateman (1993)Tim Bateman (1955)Jonelle Hassell (1969)
Brando Brandolini d'Adda (1993-)Nuno Carlo Brandolini d'Adda (1954-)Muriel Phan Van Thiet (c1957-)
Nicole Briercheck (living)Richard J. Briercheck (c1969-2015)
Víctor Fernando Cabrera (1993)
Jessica Helen Chakis (1993-)Steve Robert ChakisNeilann Joy Crosier (1963-)
Jinger Nicole Duggar (1993)James Robert Duggar (1965)Michelle Annette Ruark (1966)
Lukas José Ferrer (1993)Miguel José Ferrer (1955-2017)Leilani Sarelle Figalan (1966)
Benedict Fáy (1993)Dániel Fáy (1967)Judith Tornóczky (1969)
Bradley Gosnell (1993)Raja Raymond Gosnell (1958)Rachel Provart (1966)
Elliot Grainge (1993)Sir Lucian Charles Grainge (1960)Samantha Berg (1965-2007)
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0 children were born to the 17 women born in 1993

105 people died in 1993

 FatherMotherAge at death
Anthony Abbott (1911-1993)
Henry Abel Smith (1900-1993)Francis Abel Smith (1861-1908)Madeline St. Maur Seymour (1862-1951)
Joey Matenga Ashton (1907-1993)Te Ao Ahitana Matenga (Joseph Ashton) (c1870-)Kiti Karaka (1870-1927)
Percy H. Atkinson (1912-1993)Donald Atkinson (1889-1948)Emily Maude Hamilton (1890-1950)
Myra Avery (1901-1993)Albert Henry Avery (1877-1944)Elizabeth Janet Leggett (1880-1969)
Arthur Maxwell Bayne (1919-1993)Allen John Bayne (1893-1971)Georgia F Fulton (1898-1958)
Romeo Amando Maria Herranz Bayot (1923-1993)Jesús María Bayot (1886-1972)Consuelo Herranz (1900-1989)
Albert Beljon (1917-1993)Albert Edward Beljon (1882-1948)Violet Irene Morris (1886-1927)
Daisy Gertrude Bellamy (c1900-1993)George Bellamy (1858-1909)Sarah Elizabeth Robinson (1857-1926)93
Marcus Bennett (1920-1993)Jack Bennett (1890-1960)Margaret Campbell (1891-1961)
Arthur George Bevege (1918-1993)
River Jude Bottom (1970-1993)John Lee Bottom (1947)Arlyn Sharon Dunetz (1944)
Robert Merrill Bottom (1917-1993)William Dell Bottom (1881-1963)Cordelia Pearl Matherly (1882-1962)
Constance Bradlee (1923-1993)Frederick Josiah Bradlee, Jr. (1892-1970)Josephine de Gersdorff (1896-1975)
Tanya Brainin (1927-1993)
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2747 people lived in 1993

Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Anthony Abbott (1911-1993)
Henry Abel Smith (1900-1993)Francis Abel Smith (1861-1908)Madeline St. Maur Seymour (1862-1951)
Robert Fuller Abell (1919-2010)Clifford Abell (1875-1965)Jennie Ferne Loshbough (1886-1957)
Adam Abernathy (1940-2006)James Abernathy (1912-1979)Arlene McGlinchey (1916-2000)
Melissa Abicht (1939-2009)Arthur Abicht (1900-1980)Amanda Krieger (1899-1959)
Carter Abiko (1957-2001)Eita Abiko (1920-2000)Aina Fukuzawa (1920-1995)
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)
Lisa Abramowicz (1933-2000)Leonard Abramowicz (1910-1980)Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)
Hannah Abs (1930-2006)
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Events of the year 1993 at Familypedia

33 people were married in 1993.

 Joined with
Rosanna Lisa Arquette (1959)John Sidel (1962)
Tricia CannadyWilliam Gilmer
Edwin Jack Fisher (1928-2010)Mary Frances Reynolds (1932-2016)+Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (1932-2011)+Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia (1938-)+Terry Richard (c1954-)+Betty Wer-Tsung Young (1922-2001)
James Forlong (1959-2003)Elaine Toomey
Ian James Fraser (1923-2003)Evelyn Elizabeth Anne Grant (1938-1984)+Fiona Margaret Douglas-Home (1936-)
William GilmerTricia Cannady
Tom Gould (1958)Valerie R. Zisser (1960-2015)
Gillian Dania Greene (1968)Samuel M. Raimi (1959)
Stephen Joseph Harper (1959)Laureen Ann Teskey (1963)
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (1964)Allegra Mostyn-Owen ()+Marina Wheeler (1964)+Carrie Symonds (1988)
Corry Kok (1970-)Arjan Tol (1969-)
Peter Shand Kydd (1925-2006)Janet Munro Kerr (-)+Frances Ruth Burke Roche (1936-2004)+Marie-Pierre Bécret
Shelton Jackson Lee (1957)Tonya Linnette Lewis (1966)
Tonya Linnette Lewis (1966)Shelton Jackson Lee (1957)
George Edward Lopez (1961)Ann Marie Serrano (1960)
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There were 0 military battles in 1993.

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  1. ^ Archived October 14, 2002 at the Wayback Machine.
  • Trumbull, Charles P. (ed.) (1994). 1994 Book of the year. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica. ISBN 0-85229-600-2. 
  • (French) Berani, Jacques (ed.) (1994). Univeralia 1994. Paris: Encyclopædia Universalis. ISBN 2-85229-321-8. 
  • (French) Harnois, Christiane (dir.) (1994). Le Livre de l'Année 1994. Montreal: Grolier. ISBN 0-7172-3019-8. 

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