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1993 Historical Event(s)
- 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.
- February 1, 1993 – Gary Bettman becomes the NHL’s first commissioner
- 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.
- April 19, 1993 – South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashes in Iowa.
- August 9, 1993 – The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
- October 23, 1993 – Shankill Road bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb prematurely detonates in the Shankill area of Belfast, killing the bomber and nine civilians.
- November 30, 1993 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (the Brady Bill) into law.
- December 10, 1993 – The last shift leaves Wearmouth Colliery in Sunderland. The closure of the 156-year-old pit marks the end of the old County Durham coalfield, which had been in operation since the Middle Ages.
- 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?
- January 26, 1993 – Peter Čerešňák, Slovak ice hockey player
- February 19, 1993 – Victoria Justice, American actress
- April 12, 1993 – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Canadian ice hockey player
- April 14, 1993 – Graham Phillips, American actor
- June 10, 1993 – Vita Chambers, Canadian singer-songwriter
- June 22, 1993 – Caydee Denney, American figure skater
- July 6, 1993 – Jeremiah Godby, American ultramarathon runner
- July 18, 1993 – Lee Taemin, South Korean singer, dancer and actor (Shinee)
- October 19, 1993 – Abby Sunderland, American sailor