< MCMXCIII = 1993 >
Events in 1993
|1 January:|| ||The Czech Republic and Slovakia are created at the peaceful dissolution of the federal state of Czechoslovakia.|
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|18 January:|| ||Martin Luther King Day is celebrated in the United States the third Monday each year since 1986.|
|20 January:|| ||Bill Clinton is sworn in as the 42th president of the United States.|
|23 January:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Monkey makes way for the Year of the Rooster.|
|10 February:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1413 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|26 February:|| ||A bomb explodes in the garage of the World Trade Center in New York, killing six people and injuring more than a thousand.|
|12 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|30 April:|| ||CERN announces that the world wide web is free for everyone, partly inspired by the University of Minnesota's announcement it was going to charge license fees for use of its Gopher protocol.|
|19 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|30 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|20 Augustus:|| ||The Declaration of Principles or Oslo Accords marks the first direct face-to-face agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organization PLO.|
|13 September:|| ||The Oslo Accords are signed at a public ceremony in Washington.|
|25 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|31 October:|| ||Federico Fellini, Italian film director, dies in Rome at age 73.|
|1 November:|| ||The European Union is formally established when the Maastricht Treaty takes effect.|
|10 December:|| ||The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1993
The “Peacemakers” Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat and South African president De Klerk and Nelson Mandela, Time Men of the Year.Gladwyn Jebb, Bob Hope, Albert Broccoli, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Kees Stip, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama, Axl Rose and Louise Brown celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1993 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1897, 1909, 1915, 1926, 1937, 1943, 1954, 1965, 1971 and 1982 in the century before it and 1999, 2010, 2021, 2027, 2038, 2049, 2055, 2066, 2077 and 2083 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1993 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 May 2013.