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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1993: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1993?


Events

  • 01 May 1993 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan President (26 die)
  • 02 May 1993 Tango Passion closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 03 May 1993 Kiss of the Spider Woman opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances
  • 04 May 1993 Angels in America-Millennium Approaches opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • 06 May 1993 STS-55 (Columbia) lands.
  • 07 May 1993 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections.
  • 08 May 1993 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 09 May 1993 Song of Jacob Zulu closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 10 May 1993 Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok, kills 145
  • 11 May 1993 Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire.
  • 12 May 1993 Last broadcast of Knots landing on CBS
  • 13 May 1993 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
  • 14 May 1993 William Randolph Hearst, US newspaper magnate (Pulitzer), dies at age 85.
  • 15 May 1993 Jane Seymour and James Kesch, Marriage
  • 16 May 1993 3 Men on a Horse closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 18 May 1993 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola.
  • 19 May 1993 Juventus wins 22th UEFA Cup at Torino.
  • 20 May 1993 274th and final episode of Cheers on NBC TV.
  • 21 May 1993 Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life.
  • 22 May 1993 Riddick Bowe scores a technical knock-out on Jesse Ferguson in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 23 May 1993 Val Skinner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open.
  • 24 May 1993 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • 26 May 1993 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
  • 27 May 1993 Mafia bombs Uffizi-museum in Florence, kills 6
  • 28 May 1993 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror.
  • 29 May 1993 Texas Rangers' player Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Boston Red Sox, he gives up three runs on two hits and three walks, and he damages his arm.
  • 30 May 1993 Betsy King wins J C Penney / LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
  • 31 May 1993 President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees

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Music charts

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Movies

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Vertigo

Vertigo

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Country: United States of America

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Day for Night

Day for Night

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Country: United States of America

The Celebration

The Celebration

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1993?
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Whispers by Belva Plain

Whispers

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Robert and Lynn Ferguson are a picture-perfect couple with two beautiful daughters and a lovely home in an exclusive Connecticut community. Robert is on the fast track of a major corporation.

Assembling California by John McPhee

Assembling California

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At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis.

The Last Command by Timothy Zahn

The Last Command

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The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Like Water For Chocolate

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Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

Charms For The Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons

Charms For The Easy Life

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A family without men, the Birches live gloriously offbeat lives in the lush, green backwoods of North Carolina. Radiant, headstrong Sophia and her shy, brilliant daughter, Margaret, possess powerful charms to