1993 Newspaper Headlines
Which 1993 headlines are still remembered today for how they affected the course of history? Read about major events in 1993 with an authentic newspaper written and published during the year. Some of the most remarkable headlines of 1993 were Bill Clinton’s ascension as the President of the United States, the death of football legend Bobby Moore, and the birth of the World Wide Web at CERN. It was also the year that tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed by an obsessive fan, a van bomb exploded and killed 6 people at the World Trade Center, and Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was gunned down by police. Read about all these page turning events and more in an original 1993 newspaper.
20th January 1993
Bill Clinton succeeds George H.W. Bush as the 42nd President of the United States.
24th February 1993
Bobby Moore, footballer and captain of England’s World Cup winning side (b. 1941) dies after a brief battle with bowel cancer.
26th February 1993
In New York City, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Centre explodes, killing six people and injuring over 1,000.
20th March 1993
An IRA bomb explodes in Warrington Town Centre and kills two children, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry.
16th April 1993
Srebrenica falls in the Bosnian War.
22nd April 1993
Eighteen year-old Stephen Lawrence is stabbed to death in London in an alleged racist attack.
30th April 1993
The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
30th April 1993
Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back during a change-over in the Hamburg quarter-finals. Günter Parche, an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf, is later convicted of the crime, but escapes a jail term on the grounds of insanity. Monica Seles is traumatised by the incident and does not step foot on a tennis court for over two years.
26th July 1993
Miguel Indurain wins the 1993 Tour de France.
17th August 1993
The public is allowed inside Buckingham Palace for the first time.
13th September 1993
Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shake hands in Washington D.C. after signing a peace accord.
19th October 1993
Benazir Bhutto becomes the first woman elected to lead a post-colonial Muslim state in Pakistan.
31st October 1993
American actor River Phoenix (b. 1970) dies from a drug overdose at “The Viper Room”, a nightclub owned by fellow actor Johnny Depp.
5th November 1993
Parliament passes the Railways Act, setting out the procedures for privatisation of British Rail.
12th November 1993
Marine dumping of radioactive waste is outlawed at the London Convention.
28th November 1993
The Observer reveals that a channel of communications has existed between the IRA and the British government, despite the government’s persistent denials.
2nd December 1993
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, head of the Medellín Cartel, is gunned down in Medellín when police try to arrest him.
15th December 1993
The United Kingdom commits itself to the search for an answer to the problems of Northern Ireland.
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