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1993 Historical Event(s)
- January 23, 1993 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- March 22, 1993 – The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
- May 10, 1993 – In Thailand, a fire at the Kader Toy Factory kills 156 workers.
- June 12, 1993 – An election takes place in Nigeria which and is later annulled by the military Government led by Ibrahim Babangida.
- July 2, 1993 – 37 participants in an Alevi cultural and literary festival are killed when a mob of demonstrators set fire to their hotel in Sivas during a violent protest.
- September 22, 1993 – A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
- October 4, 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.
- 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.
- December 7, 1993 – The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
- December 11, 1993 – Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Who Were Born On 1993?
- March 4, 1993 – Jenna Boyd, American actress
- March 10, 1993 – Jeffrey Scaperrotta, American actor
- May 18, 1993 – Jessica Watson, Solo sailor
- June 10, 1993 – Vita Chambers, Canadian singer-songwriter
- July 4, 1993 – Thomas Barkhuizen, English footballer
- August 5, 1993 – Suzuka Ohgo, Japanese actress
- August 7, 1993 – Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer
- August 27, 1993 – Sarah Hecken, German figure skater
- August 29, 1993 – Lucas Cruikshank, American Internet personality
- September 25, 1993 – Megan Corletto, American actress