Timeline 1993

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News Highlights of 1993

  • Bill Clinton becomes President of the United States
  • Severe Blizzard strikes the eastern U.S., bringing record snowfall and other severe weather all the way from Cuba to Québec
  • A magnitude 7.8 earthquake off Hokkaido, Japan launches a devastating tsunami, killing 202 on the small island of Okushiri, Hokkaido
    Earthquake centered on Killari, Maharashtra, India kills nearly 10,000 people.
  • Worst Brush Fires in Australian History destroy the world's second largest national park Royal National Park
  • Flood of '93 in the Midwest
    The Mississippi and Missouri flooded.
  • Waco Tragedy
    The ATF raids the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas and a seige results. The seige lasts for several weeks until a fire breaks out (I have heard some reports that the Davidians themselves started it and some reports that the Federal agents started it) killing most of the cult members including leader David Koresh and several children.
  • Israel and PLO Sign Peace Accord
    PLO leader Yasir Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shoke hands in Washington D.C., September 13, 1993 after 45 years of fighting.
  • NAFTA ratified
    North American Free Trade Agreement, it eliminated trade tariffs between Mexico, the US, and Canada. The biggest fears were that jobs would go south to Mexico, and that the environment would suffer.
  • Czechoslovakia splits
    The Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic were formed in the split.
  • Explosion at the World Trade Center in New York
    February 26, Muslim funamentalists tried to destroy the World Trade Center, killing five people and trapping tens of thousands of office workers in the tower. In March, four men connected with Egyptian sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman were convicted and sentanced to 240 years.
  • Iraq is bombed again
    Refusal by Iraq to obey a no-fly zone over it's country, and to dismantle plants capable of nuclear weapon production led to bombing of military and industrial sites.
  • The Lorena Bobbatt Trial
    Lorena Bobbatt, who claimed to be a battered wife at the time, was given a suspended sentence for amputating her husband's penis. Lorena, who was on trial for felonious assault, claimed to have no memory of the event in question? About six months after the trial they divorced.
  • The Final Episode Of Cheers.
    After many years and many Daytime Emmys, Cheers finally closed its doors in March of 1993. Ted Danson, Sam Mallone, ended the series with final scene in which he said "WE'RE CLOSED!"
  • Warships To Haiti
    U.S. President Bill Clinton sends 6 American warships to enforce United Nations trade sanctions against the military-led regime in Haiti.
  • World Trade Center Is Bombed
    Suspected terrorists drove a car bomb into the basement of the World Trade center in New York. 8 years late, September 11 takes place.
  • Hubble Fixed
    Dec. 1993--Hubble telescope mirror flaw fixed and clear pictures from outer space received.
  • Black Hawk Down
    On October 3rd, 1993, US raid on somolia, in which 18 soldiers and two black helicopters were lost in a succesfull attempt to capture somolian leader.

Entertainment News of 1993

  • New Kids Call It Quits.
    Summer 1993: After much speculation the Boston quintet New Kids on the Block finally called it quits after 7 years together and 6 albums. The boys decided that they were too burned out to continue with touring and persued interests in other lines of work which include solo singing careers, acting, real-estate and music producing.
  • rince Changes His Name
    The singer Prince, changes his name to his signature symbol to avoid an unknown legal problem. Shortly after he changed it back.
  • Cheers Call It Quits
    In the year of 1993 cheers finally take a time to call it quits.

Sports Highlights of 1993

  • Ben Johnson, is banned from athletics for life
  • Michael Jordon retires
    After his father was killed, and allegations of gambling, Michael Jordon retires to play minor league baseball. 17 months later he returns to basketball.
  • Wrestling’s Andre the Giant Dies
  • Super Bowl XXVII – Dallas Cowboys won 52-17 over the Buffalo Bills
    World Series – The Toronto Blue Jays win 4 games to 2 over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Series MVP is Paul Molitor, Toronto. Joe Carter hit the second ever walk-off home run to end the 1993 World Series, the first by an American League player.
  • Grey Cup – Edmonton Eskimos win 33-23 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 1 over the Los Angeles Kings
  • Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500
  • NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt
  • CART Racing - season championship won by Nigel Mansell
    Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France (Williams-Renault)

Top Movies of 1993
• Jurassic Park
• Mrs. Doubtfire
• The Fugitive
• The Firm
• Sleepless in Seattle
• Indecent Proposal
• In the Line of Fire
• The Pelican Brief
• Schindler's List
• Cliffhanger
• Philadelpha
• Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Top TV Shows of 1993

  • • American Gladiators
    • Beverly Hills, 90210
    • Lois and Clark
    • The X-Files
    • Walker, Texas Ranger
    • Quantum Leap
    • Beavis and Butt-head
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    • Northern Exposure
    • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Top Songs of 1993
1. I Will Always Love You , Whitney Houston
2. Whoomp! (There It Is) [House Mix] , Tag Team
3. (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You , UB40
4. That's the Way Love Goes , Janet Jackson
5. Freak Me , Silk
6. Weak , SWV
7. If I Ever Fall In Love , Shai
8. Dreamlover , Mariah Carey
9. Rump Shaker , Wreckx-N-Effect
10. Informer , Snow

Top Musicians of 1993
• Janet Jackson with That's The Way Love Goes
• Snoop Doggy Dogg
• Garth Brooks
• Rage Against the Machine
• Phil Collins
• UB40
• Radiohead
• Aerosmith
• Madonna
• Rod Stewart with Have I told You Lately
• Mariah Carey with Dream Lover
• Nirvana
• Whitney Houston with I Will Always Love You
• Meat Loaf
• The Proclaimers
• R.E.M.
• Garth Brooks
• Alice in Chains