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1993Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical

1993YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

1993Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor

1993A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays

1993Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test

1993Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

1993Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC

1993NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

199357th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277

199367th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (4-6 6-3 6-2)

1993Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

1993David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

1993Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

19937th American Comedy Award: seinfeld wins

199328th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

1993Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

1993Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1993Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1993Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic

199339th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1993Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

1993Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

1993Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

1993Supreme Soviet dismisses president Boris Yeltsin

1993Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922

1993113rd US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (64 64 63)

1993NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman

1993107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)

1993David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

1993Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

1993"Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV

1993Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs

1993Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

199363rd French Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (4-6 6-2 6-4)

1993Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

1993Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

1993Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder

1993As' Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader

1993Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210

1993Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

199319th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

19931st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

1993NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

19934th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win

1993Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

1993Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

1993Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General

1993107th US Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-3 6-3)

1993Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1993Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

1993Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

1993Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint

1993Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

1993President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

1993"Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

1993NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

1993"Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

1993All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

1993Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

1993Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

199345th Emmy Awards: seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win

1993Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

1993Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

1993KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

1993Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

1993Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London

1993Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

1993Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

1993Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

1993NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

1993Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1993Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed

1993Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24

1993Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts"

1993Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

1993Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1993Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

1993US General Colin Powell retires at 56

1993Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM

1993Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

1993Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

1993Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum

1993Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)

1993Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

199320th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

1993Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1993122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George

1993Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

1993Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic

1993"Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 perfs

1993Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

1993Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1993Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time

1993Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

1993Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

1993Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna

1993Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament

1993John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan

1993Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria

19937th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win

1993Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

1993Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone 
Jan 1
Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3 
Jan 1
Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA 
Jan 1
Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia 
Jan 2
"Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances 
Jan 3
"Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs 
Jan 3
"Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs 
Jan 3
"Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs 
Jan 3
"Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances 
Jan 3
"Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances 
Jan 3
Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months 
Jan 3
"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 4
7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome) 
Jan 5
Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG 
Jan 5
Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident 
Jan 5
Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame 
Jan 5
The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil. 
Jan 5
Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965). 
Jan 6
Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones 
Jan 6
Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a 
Jan 6
Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews 
Jan 7
The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President. 
Jan 8
Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point 
Jan 8
Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale 
Jan 8
NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman 
Jan 9
Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33) 
Jan 10
"My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 perfs 
Jan 10
"Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances 
Jan 10
Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA) 
Jan 11
Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW) 
Jan 11
Independent pres candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics 
Jan 12
Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease 
Jan 12
NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma 
Jan 13
STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit 
Jan 13
Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills 
Jan 14
"Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances 
Jan 14
David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS 
Jan 14
Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die 
Jan 15
7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die 
Jan 15
Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV 
Jan 15
Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo 
Jan 17
14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming 
Jan 17
Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45") 
Jan 18
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time 
Jan 18
West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0 
Jan 19
Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal 
Jan 19
Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo 
Jan 19
Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA 
Jan 19
STS-54 (Endeavour) lands 
Jan 20
Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA 
Jan 20
Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President 
Jan 21
Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77 
Jan 21
Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder 
Jan 22
Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77 
Jan 23
50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, wins 
Jan 23
Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack 
Jan 23
Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die 
Jan 23
NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women 
Jan 23
US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan 
Jan 24
14th annual star-athon $24,000,000 
Jan 24
Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed 
Jan 24
Soyuz TM-16 launches 
Jan 24
US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis 
Jan 24
Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara. 
Jan 25
20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win 
Jan 25
Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language 
Jan 25
Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years 
Jan 25
Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders. 
Jan 26
West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide 
Jan 27
DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12 
Jan 29
Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman 
Jan 30
100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism 
Jan 30
67th Australian Women's Tennis Open: Monica Seles beat Graf (4-6 6-3 6-2) 
Jan 31
"St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances 
Jan 31
81st Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (62 61 26 75) 
Jan 31
Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB 
Feb 1
NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman 
Feb 1
Soyuz TM-16 lands 
Feb 2
Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song 
Feb 2
Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec) 
Feb 3
Cin Red owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments 
Feb 3
General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving 
Feb 3
Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif 
Feb 4
Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA 
Feb 4
Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror 
Feb 5
Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160 
Feb 5
R James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA 
Feb 6
44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal 
Feb 6
Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title 
Feb 7
NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-20 
Feb 7
Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed 
Feb 7
Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic 
Feb 8
Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die 
Feb 8
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 9
Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma 
Feb 10
Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59) 
Feb 10
US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia 
Feb 10
"Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people 
Feb 11
Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI) 
Feb 11
Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs) 
Feb 11
Janet Reno selected by President Clinton as US Attorney General 
Feb 13
Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84) 
Feb 13
Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec) 
Feb 13
Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m) 
Feb 14
Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79 
Feb 15
Bombings by mafia drug lords kill 14 in Bogota, Colombia 
Feb 15
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM 
Feb 16
Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec) 
Feb 16
Western Australia's and Australia's first woman Premier, Carmen Lawrence, is voted out of office. 
Feb 17
Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die 
Feb 17
Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec) 
Feb 18
Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY 
Feb 19
Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA 
Feb 20
Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp 
Feb 20
Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open 
Feb 20
NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31 
Feb 21
43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City 
Feb 21
Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m) 
Feb 22
Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours 
Feb 23
Gary Coleman wins $1,280,000 lawsuit against parents for high fees 
Feb 23
India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England 
Feb 23
Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team) 
Feb 24
35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins 
Feb 25
"Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances 
Feb 25
Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy" 
Feb 25
Pakistan all out 43 v West Indies, world one-day int record low 
Feb 26
2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die 
Feb 26
9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
Feb 26
Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123 
Feb 27
PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr 
Feb 28
"Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances 
Feb 28
7th American Comedy Award: seinfeld wins 
Feb 28
Gun battle erupts near Waco, Texas at Branch Davidian compound after FBI attempts a raid 
Feb 28
Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m) 
Mar 1
Authorities near Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians 
Mar 1
George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees 
Mar 1
New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks 
Mar 2
Claudette Colbert, suffers a stroke at 89 
Mar 3
Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings) 
Mar 4
"Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances 
Mar 4
Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion 
Mar 4
1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win 
Mar 5
Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery 
Mar 5
Fokker 100 crashes at Skopje Macedonia, 81 die 
Mar 5
Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game 
Mar 7
23rd Easter Seal Telethon raises 
Mar 7
Diff'rent Stroke actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant 
Mar 8
Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion 
Mar 8
Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder 
Mar 9
7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win 
Mar 9
Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak 
Mar 9
Rodney King in court says he thinks he heard cops yell racial slurs 
Mar 11
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN 
Mar 12
317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay 
Mar 12
Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney 
Mar 12
Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show 
Mar 12
Inkhata leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi begins 2½ week speech 
Mar 13
Blizzard of '93 hits north-east US 
Mar 14
"Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 perfs 
Mar 14
"Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances 
Mar 14
"Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances 
Mar 14
3,000th performance of "Nunsense" 
Mar 14
Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57) 
Mar 14
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship 
Mar 14
Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days 
Mar 14
Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR) 
Mar 15
Vinod Kambli scores 227 v Zimbabwe, his 2nd consecutive Test 200 
Mar 17
19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV) 
Mar 17
86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta 
Mar 18
"Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 perfs 
Mar 18
Amsterdam stock exchange hits record Ÿ12.2 billion 
Mar 18
Sri Lanka beat England in Test match by 5 wickets 
Mar 19
Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS) 
Mar 19
Ice Pairs Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (CAN) 
Mar 19
US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire 
Mar 20
Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec) 
Mar 20
IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England 
Mar 21
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament 
Mar 21
Pope John Paul II declares Duns Scotus, a saint 
Mar 21
South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl 
Mar 22
Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS 
Mar 23
Belgian government of Dehaene, resigns 
Mar 23
NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl 
Mar 24
Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel 
Mar 25
"Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances 
Mar 27
Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China. 
Mar 28
13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins 
Mar 28
22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson 
Mar 28
Conservatives win French parliamentary election 
Mar 28
Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031) 
Mar 29
65th Academy Awards - "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win 
Mar 29
Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final 
Mar 29
Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards 
Mar 30
"Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 perfs 
Mar 30
French government of Balladur forms 
Mar 30
Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election 
Mar 30
Lanford Wilson's "Redwood Curtain" premieres in NYC 
Mar 30
New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield 
Mar 30
Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy 
Apr 1
Alan Bennett's "Madness of George III" premieres in London 
Apr 2
1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam) 
Apr 2
Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10 
Apr 4
12th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas Tech beats OH State 84-82 
Apr 4
5th Seniors Golf Tradition: Tom Shaw 
Apr 4
Trish Johnson wins Las Vegas LPGA at Canyon Gate Golf Tournament 
Apr 4
Wrestlemania IX at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Hulk Hogan pins Yokozuna 
Apr 5
55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71 
Apr 5
73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1 
Apr 5
Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 3-0 
Apr 5
Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
Apr 5
Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3 
Apr 5
Republican Guard kills 64 in Chad 
Apr 6
1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow) 
Apr 6
Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers) 
Apr 7
Dante Bichette hits the 1st Colo Rockie HR (Shea Stadium NY) 
Apr 8
Indians' Carlos Baerga is 1st to switch hit HRs in same inn (vs Yanks) 
Apr 8
STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit 
Apr 9
Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos 
Apr 10
BPAA US Open by Del Ballard Jr 
Apr 10
Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses 
Apr 10
Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak 
Apr 11
57th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277 
Apr 11
Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec) 
Apr 11
Kirsan Ilumzjinov installed as president of Kalmukkie 
Apr 11
450 prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs. It was Easter Sunday. 
Apr 13
"3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances 
Apr 13
14th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Apr 13
Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" premieres in London 
Apr 16
Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th 
Apr 17
Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights 
Apr 17
STS-56 (Discovery) lands 
Apr 18
"Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs 
Apr 18
54th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Tom Wargo 
Apr 18
David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10 
Apr 18
Trish Johnson wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship 
Apr 19
22nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:25:27 
Apr 19
97th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas N'deti of Kenya in 2:09:33 
Apr 19
After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes) 
Apr 19
Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40 
Apr 19
South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa. 
Apr 20
Uranus passes Neptune (once every 171 years) 
Apr 21
"Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 perfs 
Apr 21
Brazil votes against a monarchy 
Apr 22
"Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances 
Apr 22
Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78 
Apr 22
Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Wash DC 
Apr 22
Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox 
Apr 22
The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released. 
Apr 23
Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia 
Apr 23
Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC 
Apr 24
The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others 
Apr 24
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by George Branham 
Apr 25
"Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances 
Apr 25
Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader 
Apr 26
"Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 perfs 
Apr 26
Boeing 737 crashes at Aurangabad, kills 56 
Apr 26
NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman 
Apr 26
STS-55 (Columbia) launches into orbit 
Apr 27
Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76 
Apr 28
"Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances 
Apr 28
Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists 
Apr 28
Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die 
Apr 28
NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot 
Apr 30
The World Wide Web is born at CERN. 
Apr 30
Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom. 
May 1
119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4 
May 1
Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die) 
May 2
"5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 perfs 
May 2
"Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances 
May 2
"Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 perfs 
May 2
"Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances 
May 2
Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic 
May 2
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament 
May 3
"Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 perfs 
May 4
"Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 perfs 
May 6
STS-55 (Columbia) lands 
May 7
South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections 
May 8
ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Phil Ware 
May 8
Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 8
16 year old Keron Thomas disguises himself as a motorman & takes NYC subway train & 2,000 passengers on a 3 hour ride 
May 9
"Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs 
May 9
"Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 perfs 
May 9
Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300 
May 9
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
May 9
Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies" premieres in NYC 
May 9
Paraguay holds its 1st pres & parliamentary elections in 50 years 
May 10
Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok kills 145 
May 10
Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman 
May 10
Paul Cézanne still life painting sells for US$28,600,000 in NYC 
May 10
Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol 
May 10
Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 
May 11
28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins 
May 11
Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire 
May 12
Final episode of 6 year run of ABC's "Wonder Years" in Netherlands 
May 12
Last broadcast of "Knots landing" on CBS 
May 12
Last broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV 
May 12
Parma wins 33rd Europe Cup II 
May 13
6th annual business person run held in Wall Street 
May 13
Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands 
May 13
CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands 
May 13
KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR 
May 13
Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50 
May 15
119th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6 
May 15
Alamodome in San Antonio TX opens 
May 15
Montreal Expo retires their 1st #, #10 for Rusty Staub 
May 16
"3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances 
May 16
"Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 30 perfs 
May 16
Farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull 
May 16
Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head 
May 16
Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
May 16
Suleyman Demirel elected president of Turkey 
May 17
Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled 
May 18
Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty 
May 18
Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola 
May 19
Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132 
May 19
Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03) 
May 19
Juventus wins 22th UEFA Cup at Torino 
May 20
10m meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA) 
May 20
274th & final "Cheers" on NBC 
May 20
Ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma (Kuchma) resigns 
May 21
Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe 
May 21
Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life 
May 21
Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia 
May 21
Venezuela president Carlos Andres Perez fired 
May 22
Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
May 23
Val Skinner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
May 24
Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war 
May 24
Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement 
May 24
Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey 
May 26
Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time 
May 26
Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich 
May 26
Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head & goes over fence for a home run 
May 27
Dale Murphy ends carreer at 398 HRs 
May 27
Mafia bombs Uffizi Museum in Florence, killing 6 
May 28
200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror 
May 28
Polish government of Suchocka falls 
May 29
Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany 
May 29
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 
May 30
Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament 
May 30
Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins in 3:10:49.860 (253.000 km/h) 
May 31
President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees 
Jun 1
Brooklyn NY begins recycling 
Jun 1
Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News 
Jun 1
Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army 
Jun 1
Melchior Ndadaye elected pres of Burundi 
Jun 3
66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze 
Jun 5
"Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18 
Jun 5
125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8 
Jun 5
63rd French Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M J Fernandez (4-6 6-2 6-4) 
Jun 5
Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives 
Jun 5
Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani 
Jun 6
47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win 
Jun 6
63rd French Mens Tennis: S Bruguera beats Jim Courier (64 26 62 36 63) 
Jun 6
6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon 
Jun 6
Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic 
Jun 6
Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as president of Mongolia 
Jun 6
Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected pres of Guatemala 
Jun 7
27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill 
Jun 7
Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
Jun 7
Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Australia, Old Trafford 
Jun 7
Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol 
Jun 8
Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns 
Jun 9
"Amantes" (1991) premieres in France 
Jun 9
"Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France 
Jun 9
"Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France 
Jun 9
"Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France 
Jun 9
"Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France 
Jun 9
"What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres 
Jun 9
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4 games to 1 
Jun 9
Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale 
Jun 10
"She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances 
Jun 11
"Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million 
Jun 11
"Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 11
"Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 12
"Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17 
Jun 13
"Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 perfs 
Jun 13
39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
Jun 13
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran 
Jun 13
YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ 
Jun 14
Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth 
Jun 14
Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey 
Jun 16
Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's 
Jun 17
Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit 
Jun 18
Expo's Dennis Martinez is 92nd to win 200 games 
Jun 18
Toru Takemitsu's "Archipelago" premieres in Aldeburgh England 
Jun 19
Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's 
Jun 20
47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2 
Jun 20
93rd US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
Jun 20
Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament 
Jun 21
"Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances 
Jun 21
English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat 
Jun 21
STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit 
Jun 22
NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose 
Jun 22
Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving 
Jun 23
Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis 
Jun 23
UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti 
Jun 23
Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy 
Jun 24
Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught 
Jun 24
Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber. 
Jun 25
NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame 
Jun 25
Parliamentary election in Morocco 
Jun 25
Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months) 
Jun 26
"Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV 
Jun 26
Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed 
Jun 26
NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs 
Jun 26
Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jun 26
The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait. 
Jun 27
"Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances 
Jun 27
11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert 
Jun 27
NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game 
Jun 27
Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic 
Jun 27
Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton 
Jun 28
Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm 
Jun 28
Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach 
Jun 28
NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands 
Jun 28
Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher 
Jun 30
"Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin 
Jun 30
Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field 
Jul 1
1 second is added to the clock 
Jul 1
Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit 
Jul 1
STS-57 (Endeavour) lands 
Jul 2
Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die 
Jul 2
F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die 
Jul 2
Kansas Royals rename stadium Ewing Kaufman Stadium after founder 
Jul 2
Moslem fundamentalists in Sivas, Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36 
Jul 2
NY Met Anthony Young loses a record 25th straight game (goes to 27) 
Jul 2
Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test 
Jul 3
100th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Jana Novotna (7-6 1-6 6-4) 
Jul 3
Boon completes 16th Test Cricket century, 101 at Trent Bridge 
Jul 4
107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63) 
Jul 4
Brandie Burton wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Jul 4
Dave Winfield hits 442nd HR to move into 19th place 
Jul 4
Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America 
Jul 4
Pizza Hut blimp deflates & lands safely on W 56th street in NYC 
Jul 5
As' Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader 
Jul 5
Kurd guerrillas murder 32 villager in East Turkey 
Jul 5
Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91) 
Jul 6
Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test Cricket debut, England v Australia 
Jul 6
John F. Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan 
Jul 7
Guntis Ulmanis elected president of Latvia 
Jul 7
NY Met Anthony Young, loses his 26th straight game (goes to 27) 
Jul 7
Philadelphia Phillies beat SF Giants 7-6 in 20 innings 
Jul 7
Prodigy announces it will offer Cox newspapers 
Jul 7
Red Tom Browning decides to watch his team play at Wrigley Field from the roof of a building across Sheffield Ave, he is fined $500 
Jul 10
Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi pres/Sylvie Kinigi, PM 
Jul 10
Yobes Ondieki runs world record 10km (26:58.38) 
Jul 11
14th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus 
Jul 11
Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic 
Jul 12
7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed 
Jul 12
Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London 
Jul 12
Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM) 
Jul 13
64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore 
Jul 13
All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins) 
Jul 14
Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow & NY 
Jul 16
President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville 
Jul 16
S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London 
Jul 16
SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games 
Jul 17
Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km 
Jul 18
122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George 
Jul 18
Afghan president Ishaq Khan & prime minister Nawaz Sharif resign 
Jul 18
Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K) 
Jul 18
Hiromi Kobayash wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
Jul 18
Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election 
Jul 19
Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes 
Jul 19
Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham 
Jul 19
President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions 
Jul 20
Fire in the press box at Altanta Fulton County Stadium 
Jul 21
Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93) 
Jul 22
NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR 
Jul 22
Soyuz TM-17 lands 
Jul 23
Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley 
Jul 23
China Northwest Airlines BAe146-300 crashes at Yinchuan, 55 killed 
Jul 23
Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km) 
Jul 23
NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st 
Jul 24
Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans 
Jul 24
NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight 
Jul 25
31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0) 
Jul 25
48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten 
Jul 25
Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon 
Jul 25
Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France 
Jul 25
The St James' Church massacre in Kenilworth, Cape Town by Azanian Peoples' Liberation Army 
Jul 26
Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed 
Jul 26
Mars Observer takes 1st photo of Mars, from 5 billion km 
Jul 27
Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees 
Jul 27
Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high 
Jul 27
Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed 
Jul 27
NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million 
Jul 27
NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games 
Jul 28
Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games 
Jul 29
Cin Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession 
Jul 29
Walter Koenig (Checkov-Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack 
Jul 29
Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible 
Jul 31
A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays 
Jul 31
Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops 
Jul 31
Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg 
Jul 31
Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda 
Aug 1
"In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 perfs 
Aug 1
"She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances 
Aug 1
Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship 
Aug 1
Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY 
Aug 1
Walter Koenig, Checkov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack 
Aug 2
NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes 
Aug 2
Peter Angelos & William DeWitt purchase Orioles 
Aug 2
Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed 
Aug 2
Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420 
Aug 4
Angolan air force bombs Huambo 
Aug 4
Rwandian Hutus & Tutsis sign peace treaty in Arusha 
Aug 4
Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits, 4th time in 1993 a Padre gets 5 or more hits 
Aug 6
Japan Hosokawa government begins 
Aug 6
Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical 
Aug 7
"Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances 
Aug 7
Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed 
Aug 8
Dana Lofland wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic Dormann at Stratton Mt 
Aug 8
Tropical storm Bret ravages Venezuela, about 100 killed 
Aug 9
King Albert II of Belgium, crowned 
Aug 10
Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA 
Aug 10
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand. 
Aug 11
NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke 
Aug 11
Pope John Paul II visits Mexico 
Aug 11
Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY) 
Aug 12
Pope John Paul II begins visit of US 
Aug 13
Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24 
Aug 13
Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed 
Aug 13
US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail 
Aug 14
Nigerian presidential election 
Aug 14
Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44) 
Aug 14
St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves 
Aug 15
"Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances 
Aug 15
75th PGA Championship: Paul Azinger shoots a 272 at Inverness Club Oh 
Aug 15
Cindy Schreyer wins LPGA Sun-Time Challenge Golf Tournament 
Aug 15
NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time 
Aug 15
Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1 
Aug 15
Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte 
Aug 16
The Debian distribution was first announced by Ian Murdock, then a student at Purdue University. Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release" 
Aug 16
South Africa relinquishes sovereignty over Walvis Bay 
Aug 18
Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire 
Aug 19
34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5 
Aug 19
Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13 
Aug 19
George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon 
Aug 19
Mattel & Fisher Price toy companies merge 
Aug 19
Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74") 
Aug 20
Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91) 
Aug 20
Howard Stern is fired from WLUP-AM, Chicago 
Aug 20
Mother Teresa hospitalized with malaria 
Aug 20
After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Peace Accords are signed, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month. 
Aug 21
NASA loses contact with Mars Observer 
Aug 22
"In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs 
Aug 22
Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic 
Aug 23
NY Dow Jones index reaches record high of 3,638.96 points 
Aug 23
Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game 
Aug 24
Mars Observer comes closest to Mars 
Aug 24
Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals 
Aug 27
Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed/1 lives 
Aug 27
The Rainbow Bridge connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba is completed. 
Aug 28
Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed 
Aug 28
Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed 
Aug 28
Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship 
Aug 28
Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president 
Aug 29
21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton 
Aug 29
93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris 
Aug 30
150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower 
Aug 30
Hassan II mosque opens in Casablanca, 2nd largest mosque in the world 
Aug 31
Minnesota Twins beat Cleve Indians 5-4 in 22 innings 
Aug 31
Venezuela president Carlos Perez flees 
Aug 31
HMS Mercury, the Royal Navy's communications training establishment, closes after 52 years in commission. 
Sep 1
"White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 perfs 
Sep 1
Goran Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis 
Sep 2
10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins 
Sep 2
Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed 
Sep 2
Day of Peace in South Africa 
Sep 4
Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium 
Sep 4
Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM 
Sep 5
"Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 perfs 
Sep 5
"Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 perfs 
Sep 5
"Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 perfs 
Sep 5
F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident 
Sep 5
Largest US Tennis Open 2 sessions (total) daily gate (43,502) 
Sep 5
Noureddine Morceli runs world record mile (3:44,39) 
Sep 6
Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic 
Sep 6
Jerry Lewis' 28th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $46,014,922 
Sep 7
Brazil votes over importing monarchy 
Sep 7
Cards Mark Whiten, hits 4 HRs & 12 RBIs in 2nd game of doubleheader 
Sep 8
Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL 
Sep 8
Cheek Junxia wins world record ladies 10 km (29:31.78) 
Sep 8
Houston's Darryl Kile throws 3rd no-hitter of season in 7-1 over Mets 
Sep 9
Croupier of casino in Bristol, England, shoots a 4 a record eight times 
Sep 9
PLO recognizes state of Israel 
Sep 9
Ukraine premier Leonid Koetsjma, (Kuchma) resigns 
Sep 10
1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced 
Sep 10
Israel & PLO sign joint recognition statements 
Sep 11
107th US Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-3 6-3) 
Sep 11
Junxia Qu runs 1500m ladies' world record (3:50.46) 
Sep 12
113rd US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (64 64 63) 
Sep 12
Donna Andrews wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship 
Sep 12
Junxia Cheek runs 3000 m ladies world record (8:12.29) 
Sep 12
Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career 
Sep 12
STS-51 (Discovery) launches into orbit 
Sep 13
Israeli min of Foreign affairs Peres & PLO-Abu Mazen sign peace accord 
Sep 13
Junxia Cheek runs ladies world record 3000m (8:06.11) 
Sep 13
Queens NY begins required recycling 
Sep 13
Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway. 
Sep 15
Liechtenstein prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament 
Sep 16
Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield, is 19th to get 3,000 hits 
Sep 17
Last Russian troops leave Poland. 
Sep 18
Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994 
Sep 18
LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins 
Sep 18
Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3 
Sep 19
45th Emmy Awards: seinfeld, Picket Fences & Ted Danson win 
Sep 19
Actress Michele Phillips (Knots Landing) is robbed at gunpoint 
Sep 19
Brandie Burton wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic 
Sep 19
Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America 
Sep 19
Parliamentary election in Poland 
Sep 19
Tom Glavine wins 20 games in 3 straight years 
Sep 21
Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns 
Sep 22
Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game 
Sep 22
STS-51 (Discovery) lands 
Sep 22
Supreme Soviet dismisses president Boris Yeltsin 
Sep 22
A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia. 
Sep 23
"Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh 
Sep 23
Paul Chu group reports super conduction at -123°C (record high) 
Sep 24
1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord 
Sep 24
Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia 
Sep 26
30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England 
Sep 26
Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning 
Sep 26
Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4 
Sep 26
Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
Sep 26
Seattle's Randy Johnson joins 300-strikeout club 
Sep 27
Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges 
Sep 27
The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia. 
Sep 28
Dennis Martinez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL 
Sep 28
Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed 
Sep 28
Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live" 
Sep 29
"Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV 
Sep 29
27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins 
Sep 30
6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed 
Sep 30
US General Colin Powell retires at 56 
Sep 30
MS Dos 6.2 released 
Oct 1
Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title 
Oct 3
"White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 perfs 
Oct 3
Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed 
Oct 3
Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow 
Oct 3
Harry Belafonte performs in Tivoli Copenhagen 
Oct 3
Indians play their last game at Cleve Stadium, Chicago wins 4-0 
Oct 3
Somali General Aidids arm forces kill 18 US Rangers 
Oct 3
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 
Oct 3
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. 
Oct 4
Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament) 
Oct 5
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
Oct 5
Last honor guard at Lenin's mausoleum 
Oct 5
Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor 
Oct 6
Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time 
Oct 7
"Les Miserables," opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines 
Oct 7
"She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances 
Oct 7
Massive Moslem demonstrate in Xining China PR, 12 killed 
Oct 7
Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison 
Oct 8
Howard Stern releases his 1st book "Private Parts" 
Oct 8
UN lifts remaining economic sanctions against South Africa 
Oct 10
Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds) 
Oct 10
Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed 
Oct 11
Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack 
Oct 11
US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti 
Oct 12
"Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances 
Oct 13
Greek government of Papandreou forms 
Oct 13
Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game