Thursday 19 August 1993
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Dominic DeAngelis .
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40.
In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits.
The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993
while The Bridges Of Madison County by Robert James Waller was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching An Exchange of Fire.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Tetris Battle Gaiden or Battle Rush: Build Up Robot Tournament.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
- Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin
- Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
- George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
- Mattel and Fisher Price toys merge
- Sally Gunnell runs lady world record 400m hurdles (52.74)
- 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.
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