August 1993 calendar

August 1993

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1993.
The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Sir John Major (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1993: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1993?


  • 01 Aug 1993 In the Summer House opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 02 Aug 1993 Peter Angelos and William DeWitt purchase Orioles
  • 04 Aug 1993 Angolese air force bombs Huambo
  • 06 Aug 1993 Japan Hosokawa government begins
  • 07 Aug 1993 Camelot closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 08 Aug 1993 California State senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams
  • 09 Aug 1993 The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
  • 10 Aug 1993 Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • 11 Aug 1993 Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth
  • 12 Aug 1993 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
  • 13 Aug 1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
  • 14 Aug 1993 Dr William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver
  • 15 Aug 1993 Goodbye Girl closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 17 Aug 1993 For the first time, the public is allowed inside Buckingham Palace.
  • 18 Aug 1993 Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
  • 19 Aug 1993 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • 20 Aug 1993 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles
  • 21 Aug 1993 Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
  • 22 Aug 1993 In the Summer House closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 23 Aug 1993 Fred McGriff and David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
  • 24 Aug 1993 Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • 27 Aug 1993 Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed / 1 lives
  • 28 Aug 1993 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • 29 Aug 1993 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • 30 Aug 1993 150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower
  • 31 Aug 1993 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • 01 Aug 1993 The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1993?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Can't Help Falling In Love
  2. - Whoomp! There It Is
  3. - Weakyoutube
  4. - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  5. - Dreamloveryoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Living On My Own
  2. - The Key, The Secret
  3. - It Keeps Rainin' (Tears From My Eyes)
  4. - Mr Vain
  5. - The River Of Dreams


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1993?

A World Waiting To Be Born by M. Scott Peck

A World Waiting To Be Born


As The Road Less Traveled offered hope and guidance to individuals looking for growth, so too does this new major work by M. Scott Peck M.D. It offers a necessary prescription for our deeply-ailing society.

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Women Who Run With The Wolves


"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH WOLVES" is more than a book. It's a gift of deep insight, wisdom, love, and compassion.

I'll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clark

I'll Be Seeing You


A gripping mystery from Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense. It features a TV news reporter who is drawn into a dangerous web of treachery. The truth might be too terrible to keep searching.

Streets Of Laredo by Larry McMurtry

Streets Of Laredo


The sequel and final book of the Lonesome Dove Tetralogy is the work of Larry McMurtry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Streets of Laredo, a thrilling tale of legends and heroism is a classic Texas story.

Pigs In Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

Pigs In Heaven


Barbara Kingsolver's bestseller Pigs in Heaven, which continues her story of Turtle and Taylor Greer (a Native American girl) picks up from her classic The Bean Trees.