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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.
- 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.
- April 11, 1993 – 450 prisoners rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continued to do so for ten days, citing grievances related to prison conditions, as well as the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis) against their religious beliefs.
- April 19, 1993 – The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.
- June 6, 1993 – Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
- August 21, 1993 – NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
- October 23, 1993 – Shankill Road bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
- December 8, 1993 – The North American Free Trade Agreement is signed into law by US President Bill Clinton.
- December 30, 1993 – Israel and Vatican City establish diplomatic relations.
Who Were Born On 1993?
- January 19, 1993 – Gus Lewis, English actor
- February 12, 1993 – Apollos Cura, Philippine 9gagger
- April 14, 1993 – Vivien Cardone, American actress
- May 16, 1993 – Lee Ji-eun, Korean singer also known as IU
- June 9, 1993 – Danielle Chuchran, American actress
- July 4, 1993 – Thomas Barkhuizen, English footballer
- July 6, 1993 – Jeremiah Godby, American ultramarathon runner
- July 11, 1993 – Rebecca Bross, Gymnast
- September 3, 1993 – Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol
- October 25, 1993 – Kelley Missal, American actress