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1993 Historical Event(s)
- January 5, 1993 – The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
- January 23, 1993 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- March 12, 1993 – North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.
- April 30, 1993 – Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany
- May 28, 1993 – Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations.
- July 22, 1993 – Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
- August 6, 1993 – Heavy rains and debris kill 72 in the Kagoshima and Aira areas of Kyūshū, Japan.
- August 27, 1993 – The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo’s Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed.
- September 22, 1993 – A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
- November 20, 1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
Who Were Born On 1993?
- January 12, 1993 – Zayn Malik, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
- February 19, 1993 – Victoria Justice, American actress
- April 1, 1993 – Keito Okamoto, Japanese singer
- June 29, 1993 – George Sampson, English dancer and actor
- August 29, 1993 – Liam Payne, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
- September 1, 1993 – Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
- October 10, 1993 – Jayden Stockley, English footballer
- October 29, 1993 – India Eisley, American actress
- December 8, 1993 – AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer