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1993 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1993 – Dissolution of Czechoslovakia: Czechoslovakia is divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
- January 15, 1993 – Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as “The Beast”, is arrested in Sicily after three decades as a fugitive.
- January 23, 1993 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- April 30, 1993 – Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
- May 10, 1993 – In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.
- June 1, 1993 – Dobrinja mortar attack: 13 are killed and 133 wounded when Serb mortar shells are fired at a soccer game in Dobrinja, west of Sarajevo.
- August 21, 1993 – NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
- September 21, 1993 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
- October 30, 1993 – Greysteel massacre: The Ulster Freedom Fighters, a loyalist terrorist group, open fire on a crowded bar in Greysteel, Northern Ireland. Eight civilians are killed and thirteen wounded.
- November 23, 1993 – Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
Who Were Born On 1993?
- January 11, 1993 – Flora Cross, French actress
- April 1, 1993 – Keito Okamoto, Japanese singer
- April 16, 1993 – Mirai Nagasu, American figure skater
- May 13, 1993 – Romelu Lukaku, Belgian footballer
- May 16, 1993 – Lee Ji-eun, Korean singer also known as IU
- June 22, 1993 – Caydee Denney, American figure skater
- July 28, 1993 – Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress
- August 3, 1993 – Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
- August 27, 1993 – Sarah Hecken, German figure skater
- October 9, 1993 – Jhoana Marie Tan, Filipina television actress