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1993 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1993 – Dissolution of Czechoslovakia: Czechoslovakia is divided into Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
- 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.
- January 24, 1993 – Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
- February 8, 1993 – General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
- March 12, 1993 – The Blizzard of 1993 – Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours.
- March 29, 1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province.
- September 13, 1993 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
- September 21, 1993 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.
- September 27, 1993 – The Sukhumi massacre takes place in Abkhazia.
Who Were Born On 1993?
- February 12, 1993 – Apollos Cura, Philippine 9gagger
- February 26, 1993 – Taylor Dooley, American actress
- March 4, 1993 – Abigail Mavity, American actress
- June 22, 1993 – Ingmar Lazar, French classical pianist
- August 7, 1993 – Zaur Sizo, Russian footballer
- August 8, 1993 – Ben Breedlove, American Internet personality
- August 27, 1993 – Sarah Hecken, German figure skater
- September 25, 1993 – Megan Corletto, American actress
- October 11, 1993 – Sean Murray, Irish footballer
- November 24, 1993 – Ivi Adamou, Greek-Cypriot singer