1993

The 1990s were a time of growing technology, the fall of communism, and the world-wide rise of multiculturalism.

1993

The year 1993, while fitting into many of these trends, possessed a flavor distinctly all its own. In this year, the world population reached just over 5.5 billion people and many new parents settled on the name Jessica.

The cinema saw some amazing debuts that year. Dinosaur lovers the world-over gained Jurassic Park, the tear-jerking Schindler’s List reached theaters, and Robin Williams launched onto the screen as the sassy Mrs Doubtfire.

For those who preferred books to movies, the libraries had plenty to offer. Stephen King’s Nightmares and Dreamscapes and Lowry’s The Giver were on practically everyone’s reading lists. Many people (some with less than great reputations) died that year: Audrey Hepburn, Thurgood Marshall, Andre the Giant, River Phoenix, drug-lord Pablo Escobar, and freedom-fighter Cesar Chavez. The birth of both Zayn Malik and Ariana Grande defined the chart-topping hints nearly twenty years later. Things did not end there.

Both Russia and the US saw drastic changes in leadership and an increase in their diplomatic cooperation; they both signed a treaty to reduce arms in 1993. Boris Yelsin took the helm in Russia while Bill Clinton replaced President George HW Bush in the United States. In another step towards peace, Russia finally pulled the last of its troops from Poland.

The USA made some changes as well. For the first time in US history, all 50 states observed Martin Luther King Day. This year also saw the DOW close at over 3500, the premiere of the X-Files, the end of Sears catalog department, and Nelson Mandela winning his Nobel Prize.

Stephen King and dinosaur lovers should look back on 1963 with a smile. Anyone who hates One Direction, might not be so grateful.

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Movies

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Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Country: United States of America

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Country: United States of America

In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

Country: United States of America

Blood In, Blood Out

Blood In, Blood Out

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Starring: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Country: United States of America

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1993 ?
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Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock

Griffin & Sabine

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Imbued with all the magic and mystery of the Griffin & Sabine trilogy, this handsomely designed address book incorporates Nick bantock's exquisite artwork and writing and will reawaken in all of us the excitement and wonder of meaningful correspondence.

Care Of The Soul by Thomas Moore

Care Of The Soul

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In this special twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Thomas Moore’s bestselling Care of the Soul, which includes a new introduction by the author, readers are presented with a revolutionary approach to thinking

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.

Reengineering The Corporation by Michael Hammer and James Champy

Reengineering The Corporation

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The most successful business book of the last decade, Reengineering the Corporation is the pioneering work on the most important topic in business today: achieving dramatic performance improvements.

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Women Who Run With The Wolves

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UPDATED, WITH NEW MATERIAL BY THE AUTHOR"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love.

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1993 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Tyler
  6. Brandon
  7. Daniel
  8. Nicholas
  9. Jacob
  10. Andrew
Top #10 female names
  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Sarah
  4. Samantha
  5. Emily
  6. Brittany
  7. Taylor
  8. Amanda
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Stephanie
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1993?


Events

  • 01 Jan Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) and Slovakia
  • 02 Jan Gypsy Passion closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • 03 Jan Catskills on Broadway closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • 04 Jan 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500 - Tokyo Dome)
  • 05 Jan Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident
  • 06 Jan Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
  • 07 Jan The Winter Consumer Electronics Show is held in Las Vegas, Nevada. 3DO announces a CD-based entertainment platform, developed by Electronic Arts, Time Warner, Matsushita, and Kleiner Perkins.
  • 08 Jan Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
  • 09 Jan Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 metre free style (53.33).
  • 10 Jan My Favorite Year closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • 11 Jan American independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics.
  • 12 Jan MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
  • 13 Jan Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
  • 14 Jan Anna Christie opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • 15 Jan 7.5 earthquake strikes Northern Japan, 2 die
  • 17 Jan Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45 seconds).
  • 18 Jan Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
  • 19 Jan STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
  • 20 Jan Adm Studeman, serves as acting Director of CIA
  • 21 Jan Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
  • 23 Jan 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman wins.
  • 24 Jan 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • 25 Jan Mir Aimal Kasi fires a rifle and kills two employees outside US Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
  • 26 Jan West Indies defeats Australia by one run in fourth Test at Adelaide.
  • 27 Jan DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12.
  • 31 Jan St Joan opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 01 Feb New York Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman.
  • 02 Feb Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • 03 Feb Federal trial of four police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in Los Angeles, California.
  • 04 Feb Marge Schott suspended from baseball for 1 year due to racism
  • 05 Feb U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  • 06 Feb Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in one round for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 07 Feb Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm Bamm Rubble wed
  • 08 Feb GM sues NBC, alleging that Dateline NBC program had rigged 2 car-truck crashes to show that 1973-87 GM pickups were prone to fires
  • 09 Feb Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in northeast Burma.
  • 10 Feb Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey airs on ABC-TV and draws an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people.
  • 11 Feb Janet Reno is nominated by President Bill Clinton as U.S. Attorney General.
  • 12 Feb Two-year-old James Bulger is abducted, tortured and murdered by two 10-year-old boys, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson. Both are later charged. See Murder of James Bulger.
  • 13 Feb Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 metre indoor (21.87 seconds).
  • 14 Feb Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79.
  • 15 Feb Bomb strike on mafia drug lords in Bogot, Colombia; kills 14
  • 16 Feb Sharon Disney, adopted daughter of Walt and Lillian Disney, dies of complications from cancer.
  • 17 Feb Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, killing approximately 1,215 out of 1,500 passengers.
  • 19 Feb Kenya Moore, 22, (Miss Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA.
  • 20 Feb Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.
  • 21 Feb 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (overtime) at Salt Lake City.
  • 22 Feb Vinod Kambli scores 224 versus England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours.
  • 23 Feb India complete a 3-0 series drubbing of England.
  • 24 Feb 35th Grammy Awards: "Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton wins.
  • 25 Feb Fool Moon opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • 26 Feb 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
  • 27 Feb PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
  • 28 Feb Anna Christie closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • 01 Mar Authorities in Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians.
  • 02 Mar Claudette Colbert, suffers a stroke at 89
  • 03 Mar Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • 04 Mar Goodbye Girl opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 05 Mar Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
  • 07 Mar 23rd Easter Seal Telethon raises
  • 08 Mar Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • 09 Mar 7th Soul Train Music Awards
  • 11 Mar Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
  • 12 Mar 317 killed by bomb attacks in Bombay
  • 13 Mar The Great Blizzard of 1993 strikes the eastern U.S., bringing record snowfall and other severe weather all the way from Cuba to QuTbec; it is reported to have killed 184.
  • 14 Mar Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
  • 15 Mar Vinod Kambli scores 227 versus Zimbabwe, his second consecutive Test 200.
  • 17 Mar 86 killed by bomb attack in Calcutta, India.
  • 18 Mar Sisters Rosensweig opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • 19 Mar Ice Dance Championship at Prague won by M Usova and A Zhulin (RUS)
  • 20 Mar IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington England
  • 21 Mar South Africa White Wolves kill 5 year old black girl
  • 22 Mar Intel introduces Pentium-processor (80586) 64 bits-60 MHz-100+ MIPS
  • 23 Mar New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl.
  • 24 Mar Ezer Weizman elected President of Israel.
  • 25 Mar Candida opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 27 Mar Jiang Zemin is appointed President of the People's Republic of China.
  • 28 Mar 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins.
  • 29 Mar 65th Academy Awards - Unforgiven, Al Pacino and Emma Thompson win
  • 30 Mar Redwood Curtain opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 01 Apr Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
  • 02 Apr Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10.
  • 04 Apr At Camden Yards, Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. president to throw the first pitch of the baseball season from the pitcher's mound.
  • 05 Apr 73,293 see Yankees beat Indians 9-1
  • 06 Apr Florida Marlins first loss ever (4-2 to Los Angeles Dodgers).
  • 07 Apr Dante Bichette hits the first Colorado Rockies homerun (Shea Stadium, New York).
  • 08 Apr STS-56 (Discovery) launches into orbit.
  • 09 Apr Colorado Rockies first home game and first victory, 11-4 over Montreal Expos.
  • 10 Apr Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak.
  • 11 Apr 57th Golf Masters Championship: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277.
  • 13 Apr 3 Men on a Horse opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 14 Apr Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript.
  • 16 Apr Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against cop who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th
  • 17 Apr Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights
  • 18 Apr Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil
  • 19 Apr Branch Davidians in Waco Texas commit suicide after 51 day siege
  • 20 Apr Uranus passes Neptune (this occurs once every 171 years).
  • 21 Apr Wilder, Wilder, Wilder opens at Circle in the Square Theater NYC for 30 performances
  • 22 Apr Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
  • 23 Apr Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia.
  • 24 Apr ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
  • 25 Apr Blood Brothers opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
  • 26 Apr Shakespeare for My Father opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
  • 27 Apr Afghan Antonov AN-32 plane crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76.
  • 28 Apr Tango Passion opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 29 Apr In western Arizona, USA, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurs.
  • 30 Apr David Waymer, NFL player (New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders), dies at age 34.
  • 01 May Bomb attack on Sri Lankan President (26 die)
  • 02 May Tango Passion closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 03 May Kiss of the Spider Woman opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances
  • 04 May Angels in America-Millennium Approaches opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • 06 May STS-55 (Columbia) lands.
  • 07 May South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections.
  • 08 May Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 09 May Song of Jacob Zulu closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 10 May Fire in clothing factory at Bangkok, kills 145
  • 11 May Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire.
  • 12 May Last broadcast of Knots landing on CBS
  • 13 May 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
  • 14 May William Randolph Hearst, US newspaper magnate (Pulitzer), dies at age 85.
  • 15 May Jane Seymour and James Kesch, Marriage
  • 16 May 3 Men on a Horse closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 18 May Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola.
  • 19 May Juventus wins 22th UEFA Cup at Torino.
  • 20 May 274th and final episode of Cheers on NBC TV.
  • 21 May Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life.
  • 22 May Riddick Bowe scores a technical knock-out on Jesse Ferguson in two rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 23 May Val Skinner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open.
  • 24 May Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • 26 May Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
  • 27 May Mafia bombs Uffizi-museum in Florence, kills 6
  • 28 May 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror.
  • 29 May 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 Betsy King wins J C Penney / LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
  • 31 May President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees
  • 01 Jun Brooklyn New York begins recycling
  • 03 Jun 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • 05 Jun 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
  • 06 Jun 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America and Kiss of the Spider Woman win
  • 07 Jun 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Vince Gill
  • 08 Jun Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
  • 09 Jun Japanese crown Prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada
  • 10 Jun She Loves Me opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 11 Jun Jurassic Park opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million
  • 12 Jun Three Little Pigs by Green Jelly hits #17
  • 13 Jun 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • 14 Jun Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • 18 Jun John Sculley steps down as CEO of Apple Computer, remaining as chairman. The board of directors names Michael Spindler as new CEO.
  • 20 Jun 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • 21 Jun Camelot opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 22 Jun New York Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
  • 23 Jun Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff
  • 24 Jun Arab terror group plans bombing of Holland / Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • 25 Jun New York Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • 26 Jun Late Night with David Letterman airs for last time on NBC-TV
  • 27 Jun Falsettos closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • 28 Jun Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • 30 Jun Les Miserables, opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • 01 Jul 1 second is added to the clock
  • 02 Jul Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
  • 03 Jul 100th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats J Novotna (76 16 64)
  • 04 Jul 107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)
  • 05 Jul Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)
  • 06 Jul John F Kennedy Jr, gives notice of quitting as ADA in Manhattan
  • 07 Jul Guntis Ulmanis elected President of Latvia
  • 10 Jul Melchior Ndadaye becomes 1st Hutu Burundi President / Sylvie Kinigi, Prime Minister
  • 11 Jul 14th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
  • 12 Jul 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
  • 13 Jul 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore
  • 14 Jul Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow and New York
  • 16 Jul President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
  • 17 Jul Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km
  • 18 Jul 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St. George
  • 19 Jul Glen Chapple (Lancs) scores fastest F-C century, 21 minutes
  • 20 Jul Fire in the press box at Altanta Fulton County Stadium
  • 21 Jul Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
  • 22 Jul New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • 23 Jul British Aerospace 147 crash at Yinchuan, 55 killed
  • 24 Jul Actor Richard Moll (Night Court) weds Susan Brown
  • 25 Jul 31st Tennis Federation Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • 26 Jul Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed
  • 27 Jul Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
  • 28 Jul Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
  • 29 Jul Cin Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • 31 Jul Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
  • 01 Aug In the Summer House opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 02 Aug Peter Angelos and William DeWitt purchase Orioles
  • 04 Aug Angolese air force bombs Huambo
  • 06 Aug Japan Hosokawa government begins
  • 07 Aug Camelot closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 08 Aug California State senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
  • 09 Aug The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
  • 10 Aug Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
  • 11 Aug Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth
  • 12 Aug Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
  • 13 Aug Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
  • 14 Aug Dr William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76)
  • 15 Aug Goodbye Girl closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 17 Aug For the first time, the public is allowed inside Buckingham Palace.
  • 18 Aug Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
  • 19 Aug 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • 20 Aug Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
  • 21 Aug Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
  • 22 Aug In the Summer House closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 23 Aug Fred McGriff and David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game
  • 24 Aug Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
  • 27 Aug Yak-40 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 79 killed / 1 lives
  • 28 Aug Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • 29 Aug 21st du Maurier Golf Classic: Brandie Burton
  • 30 Aug 150,000,000 millionth visitor to Eiffel Tower
  • 31 Aug Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • 01 Sep White Liars / Black Comedy opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • 02 Sep 10th MTV Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • 04 Sep Jim Abbott pitches 4-0, no-hit win over Indians at Yankee Stadium
  • 05 Sep Fool Moon closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • 06 Sep Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 07 Sep Brazil votes over importing monarchy
  • 08 Sep Cheek Junxia wins world record ladies 10 km (29:31.78)
  • 09 Sep Croupier of casino in Bristol England, shoots a 4, a record 8 times
  • 10 Sep 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced
  • 11 Sep 107th US Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (63 63)
  • 12 Sep 113rd US Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Cedric Pioline (64 64 63)
  • 13 Sep Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Peres and PLO-Abu Mazen sign peace accord
  • 15 Sep Liechtenstein Prince Hans-Adam II disbands parliament.
  • 16 Sep Minn Twins Dave Winfield, is 19th to get 3,000 hits
  • 17 Sep Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 18 Sep Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • 19 Sep 45th Emmy Awards: Seinfeld, Picket Fences and Ted Danson wins
  • 21 Sep Ukraine government of Kutshma resigns
  • 22 Sep Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game
  • 23 Sep Les Miserables, opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
  • 24 Sep 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord
  • 26 Sep 30th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 15-13 at The Belfry, England
  • 27 Sep Actor Daniel Day Lewis pleads guilty to speeding charges
  • 28 Sep Dennis Martinez is 7th to win 100 games in AL and NL
  • 29 Sep Grace Under Fire, starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
  • 30 Sep 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed
  • 01 Oct Lennox Lewis TKOs Frank Bruno in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 02 Oct Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis
  • 03 Oct White Liars / Black Comedy closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • 04 Oct 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 Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor
  • 06 Oct Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • 07 Oct Les Miserables, opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • 08 Oct Howard Stern releases his 1st book Private Parts
  • 10 Oct Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yards)
  • 11 Oct Norwegian Rushdie publisher William Nygaard injured in attack
  • 12 Oct Mixed Emotions opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 13 Oct Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • 14 Oct 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 Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle
  • 16 Oct General Omar al-Bashir appointed Sudan President
  • 18 Oct STS-58 (Columbia) launches into orbit
  • 19 Oct UN authorizes arms, milt and police supply embargo against Haiti
  • 20 Oct Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • 21 Oct Twilight of the Golds opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 22 Oct Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
  • 23 Oct 7 killed by IRA-bomb attack in Belfast
  • 24 Oct Wonderful Tennessee opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 25 Oct Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead
  • 26 Oct NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • 27 Oct The Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas is imploded.
  • 28 Oct Cleveland Metroparks lease Brookside Park from Cleveland for 99-years
  • 29 Oct Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
  • 30 Oct Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • 31 Oct Wonderful Tennessee closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 01 Nov Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • 02 Nov 1st commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
  • 04 Nov Timon of Athens opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 05 Nov 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
  • 06 Nov Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving
  • 07 Nov Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
  • 09 Nov Cinderella opens at New York State Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 10 Nov Joseph & the Amazing opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 performances
  • 11 Nov Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 2 days for fractured shoulder
  • 12 Nov London Convention: Marine dumping of radioactive waste is outlawed.
  • 13 Nov 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka
  • 14 Nov Kentucky Cycle opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • 15 Nov Howard Stern radio show premieres in Myrtle Beach SC on WYAV 104.1 FM
  • 16 Nov Any Given Day opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 17 Nov Grand Night For Singing opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 18 Nov 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador
  • 19 Nov Algerian Moslem fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed
  • 20 Nov Jakovlev-42 crashes into mountain at Ohrid Macedonia, 116 killed
  • 21 Nov Cinderella closes at New York State Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 22 Nov Laughter on the 23rd Floor opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 performances
  • 23 Nov Angels in America-Perestroika opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances
  • 24 Nov Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales
  • 25 Nov Dutch Antilles government of Liberia-Peters falls
  • 26 Nov Political campaigners James Carville (49) and Mary Matalin wed
  • 27 Nov Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World
  • 28 Nov Mixed Emotions closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 29 Nov Abe Lincoln in Illinois opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 30 Nov NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 01 Dec Northwest Airlink plane crashes in Minnesota, killing 18.
  • 02 Dec A Websters musical Sunset Promenade premieres in LA
  • 04 Dec Dan Jansen skates world record 500 metre (35.92 seconds).
  • 05 Dec Timon of Athens closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 06 Dec Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7 13.29.
  • 07 Dec Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery
  • 08 Dec 4th Billboard Music Awards
  • 09 Dec My Fair Lady opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • 10 Dec Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
  • 11 Dec 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (quarterback).
  • 12 Dec Any Given Day closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • 13 Dec Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
  • 14 Dec Moslem fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates / Bosnians in Algeria
  • 15 Dec British Premier Major / Irish Premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination
  • 16 Dec Red Shoes opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 17 Dec Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)
  • 18 Dec Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 metre (1:12.54).
  • 19 Dec Red Shoes closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 20 Dec Donald Trump weds Marla Maples.
  • 24 Dec Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers, Whiskey Galore!), dies at age 81.
  • 26 Dec Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41)
  • 27 Dec Candles, Snow, and Mistletoe opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 28 Dec Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
  • 29 Dec Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment
  • 30 Dec Candles, Snow, and Mistletoe closes at Palace NYC after 7 performances
  • 31 Dec Barbra Striesand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years