October 1993 calendar

October 1993

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1993?


  • 01 Oct 1993 Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 02 Oct 1993 Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis
  • 03 Oct 1993 White Liars / Black Comedy closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • 04 Oct 1993 Russian Constitutional Crisis: In Moscow, tanks bombard the White House, a government building that housed the Russian parliament, while demonstrators against President Boris Yeltsin rally outside.
  • 05 Oct 1993 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
  • 06 Oct 1993 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • 07 Oct 1993 Les Miserables, opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • 08 Oct 1993 Howard Stern releases his 1st book Private Parts
  • 10 Oct 1993 Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception
  • 11 Oct 1993 Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
  • 12 Oct 1993 Mixed Emotions opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 13 Oct 1993 Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • 14 Oct 1993 Stack's auctions the Reed Hawn Collection; the Mickley specimen of the Class I US 1804 Draped Bust dollar sells for $475,000. The Reed Hawn US 1913 Liberty Head 5-cent coin sells for $875,000.
  • 15 Oct 1993 Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle
  • 16 Oct 1993 General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan President
  • 18 Oct 1993 STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • 19 Oct 1993 UN authorizes arms, milt and police supply embargo against Haiti
  • 20 Oct 1993 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • 21 Oct 1993 Twilight of the Golds opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 22 Oct 1993 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
  • 23 Oct 1993 7 killed by IRA-bomb attack in Belfast
  • 24 Oct 1993 Wonderful Tennessee opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 25 Oct 1993 Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • 26 Oct 1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • 27 Oct 1993 The Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas is imploded.
  • 28 Oct 1993 Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • 29 Oct 1993 Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • 30 Oct 1993 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • 31 Oct 1993 Wonderful Tennessee closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances

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Music charts

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

  1. - Dreamloveryoutube
  2. - Right Here (Human Nature)
  3. - Just Kickin' It
  4. - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
  5. - Whoomp! There It Is

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Boom! Shake The Room
  2. - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
  3. - Relight My Fire
  4. - Please Forgive Me
  5. - Don't Be A Stranger


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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La petite vie

La petite vie

Release year: 1993

Starring: Claude Meunier, Serge Thériault, Marc Messier, Diane Lavallée

Country: Canada

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Release year: 1993

Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1993

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Starring: Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin, Nigel Terry

Cannibal! The Musical

Cannibal! The Musical

Release year: 1993

Directed by: Trey Parker

Starring: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Stephen Blackpool, Stan Brakhage



Release year: 1993

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce


Which were the most popular books released in October 1993?
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Private Parts by Howard Stern

Private Parts


The autobiography of the original "shock jock", reveals his views on politics, current affairs and the entertainment industry.

Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White

Mama Makes Up Her Mind


Bailey White's unique world is yours. Belle, her aunt, may invite you to visit her bellowing pet alligator. Jimbuddy, her uncle may be a delight with his talent for losing.

The Night Manager by John le Carré

The Night Manager


"A beautiful, polished, and utterly knowledgeable book. "TIMEEnter post Cold War espionage's new world. You can penetrate the dark world of drug smugglers and arms dealers who have made a career out of it.

Maybe (Maybe Not) by Robert Fulghum

Maybe (Maybe Not)


THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERI began a list of contradictory ideas I hold.

A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett

A Dangerous Fortune


The Windfield School is struck by tragedy in 1866 when a student drowns in an unidentified accident. His death and the aftermath of it set off a spiraling circle that would span decades.