May 1993 calendar

May 1993

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1993?


  • 01 May 1993 Bomb attack on Sri Lankan President
  • 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
  • 01 May 1993 Sri Lankan President Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in Colombo in a suicide bombing carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Freak Meyoutube
  2. - That's The Way Love Goes
  3. - Informeryoutube
  4. - Nuthin' But A G Thang
  5. - Love Is

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Five Live (EP)
  2. - All That She Wants
  3. - Sweat (A La La La La Long)
  4. - That's The Way Love Goes
  5. - Tribal Dance


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 1993?

Turmoil And Triumph by George P. Shultz

Turmoil And Triumph


Former Secretary of State relates his years as that position's secretary. He discusses Reagan's foreign policy and the power struggle between State Departments and the NSC. Also, George Bush's involvement.

Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Like Water For Chocolate


This tale of family life in Mexico's tum-of the-century was earthy, magical and charming. It is a bestseller because of its unique blend of bittersweet wit and poignant romance.

Whispers by Belva Plain



Robert and Lynn Ferguson make a beautiful couple. They have two gorgeous daughters and live in a charming Connecticut home. Robert is fast on track to become a top-ranking executive in a large corporation.

Healing And The Mind by Bill Moyers

Healing And The Mind


Finally, the paperback edition (almost half-a million copies) of the massive bestseller! This companion volume to the PBS landmark has revolutionized the American way of thinking about health and sickness.

Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore

Care Of The Soul


This special edition of Thomas Moore’s bestselling Care of the Soul celebrates twenty-five years. It also includes a new introduction from the author. Readers are offered a radical approach to thinking in this innovative edition.