December 1993 in history

December 1993 events chronologically

Dec 2 Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot and killed in Medellín
Dec 2 Space Shuttle program: STS-61 – NASA launches the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope
Dec 4 A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels
Dec 5 The mayor of Vienna, Helmut Zilk, is injured by a letter bomb
Dec 7 The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York
Dec 10 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
Dec 11 Forty-eight people are killed when a block of the Highland Towers collapses near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1993

Dec 5 Ross Barkley an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Everton and the England national team. He has also played on loan for Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United
Dec 6 Elián González affair at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, González's father, Juan Miguel González Quintana, González's other relatives in Miami, Florida, and in Cuba, and Miami's Cuban American community.
Dec 7 Jasmine Villegas an American R&B, pop singer. After many years of pursuing a career in music, she was signed to Sony Music at the age of 16
Dec 8 AnnaSophia Robb an American actress who gained prominence in 2005 with starring roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also known for her roles in Bridge to Terabithia , Race to Witch Mountain , Soul Surfer , and The Way Way Back. Robb starred as Carrie Bradshaw on The CW's series The Carrie Diaries from 2013 to 2014
Dec 9 Mark McMorris a Canadian professional snowboarder who specializes in the slopestyle and big air events. He was the first ever to complete a backside triple cork 1440 and won back-to-back gold medals in the 2012 and 2013 Winter X Games in the slopestyle event. He competed in the slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he won a bronze medal, Canada's first medal in those Games
Dec 22 Meghan Trainor an American singer, songwriter, and producer. Trainor rose to prominence with her 2014 debut single "All About That Bass", which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks and topped the charts in other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom
Dec 29 Tony Watt a Scottish footballer who plays as a striker for Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League. He spent a season on loan at Belgian Pro League club Lierse during 2013-14 and also plays for the Scotland national under-21 football team

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1993

Dec 2 Pablo Escobar a notorious and wealthy Colombian drug lord and an exclusive cocaine trafficker. In 1983, he had a short-lived career in Colombian politics. Known as "The King of Cocaine," he is regarded as the wealthiest criminal in history, with an estimated net-worth of US$30 billion by the early 1990s
Dec 4 Frank Zappa an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar
Dec 6 Don Ameche an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, with a career spanning almost 60 years.
Dec 7 Félix Houphouët-Boigny the first President of Côte d'Ivoire , serving for more than three decades until his death. A tribal chief, he worked as a medical aide, union leader, and planter before being elected to the French Parliament. He served in several ministerial positions within the French government before leading Côte d'Ivoire following independence in 1960. Throughout his life, he played a significant role in politics and the decolonization of Africa
Dec 14 Myrna Loy an American film, television and stage actress.
Dec 20 W. Edwards Deming an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in mathematical physics, he helped develop the sampling techniques still used by the Department of the Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In his book The New Economics for Industry, Government, and Education, Deming championed the work of Walter Shewhart, including Statistical Process Control, Operational Definitions, and what Deming called The Shewhart Cycle which had by then evolved into "PDSA". This was in response to the growing popularity of PDSA, which Deming viewed as tampering with the meaning of Shewhart's original work Deming is best known for his work in Japan after WWII, particularly his work with the leaders of Japanese industry which began in August 1950 at the Hakone Convention Center in Tokyo with a now seminal speech on what he called Statistical Product Quality Administration, which many in Japan credit with being the inspiration for what has become known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960, rising from the ashes of war to become the second most powerful economy in the world in less than a decade, founded on the ideas first taught to them by Dr Deming:
Dec 31 Zviad Gamsakhurdia a dissident, scientist and writer, who became the first democratically elected President of Georgia in the post-Soviet era. Gamsakhurdia is the only Georgian President to have died whilst formally in office