Monday 13 December 1993
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alexandra Tavernier and Ryan Cassata.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Again by Janet Jackson.
In UK Mr Blobby by Mr Blobby was in the top 5 hits.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape, directed by Lasse Hallstrm, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993
while Slow Waltz In Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf Top Pro Golf 2 or Double Switch.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 December 1993 ?
- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Alexandra Tavernier: French athlete, she specialized in hammer throw and won a bronze medal at the 2015 Beijing world championships.
- Ryan Cassata: Folk Singer.
- Cam Fairfax: Director.
- Charles JB Jonckheere: Flemish Poet / writer: Ogentroost, dies at 87.
- Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
- Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed.
- A U-2 spyplane crashes on a local training flight at Beale Air Force Base in California; US Air Force pilot Captain Richard Schneider is killed.
- Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5) lands.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1993 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Janet Jackson - Again
- Ace Of Base - All That She Wants
- Mariah Carey - Hero
- Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
- Salt 'N Pepa - Shoop
- D.R.S. - Gangsta Lean
- Bryan Adams - All For Love
- Toni Braxton - Breathe Again
- Bryan Adams - Please Forgive Me
- Michael Bolton - Said I Loved You.. But I Lied
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