Today’s installment of Feature Year goes back to 1993, 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic
January 6 – Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (b. 1917) Died
January 12 – Zayn Malik, British singer of the band call One Direction
January 19 – IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history to date.
January 20 – Bill Clinton succeeds George H.W. Bush as the 42nd President of the United States.
February 14 – Shane Harper, American actor and singer
February 19 – Victoria Justice, American actress and singer
February 26 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000.
February 28 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, with a warrant to arrest leader David Koresh on federal firearms violations. Four agents and 5 Davidians die in the raid and a 51-day standoff begins.
March 4 – Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, American singer
March 8 – Billy Eckstine, American musician (b. 1914) Died
March 11 – Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
March 15 – Alyssa Reid, Canadian singer/songwriter
April 2 – Aaron Kelly, American singer
April 19 – A 51-day stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ends with a fire that kills 76 people, including David Koresh.
April 25 – Shiloh, Canadian singer-songwriter
April 29 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican salsa singer (b. 1946) Died
April 29 – Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist (b. 1946) Died
April 30 – Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of rival Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.
May 30 – Sun Ra, American jazz musician (b. 1914) Died
June 5 – Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933) Died
June 27 – U.S. President Bill Clinton orders a cruise missile attack on Iraqi intelligence headquarters in the Al-Mansur District of Baghdad, in response to an Iraqi plot to assassinate former U.S. President George H. W. Bush during his visit to Kuwait in mid-April.
June 28 – GG Allin, American punk singer (b. 1956) Died
July 7 – Mia Zapata, American punk musician (b. 1965) Died
July 27 – Windows NT 3.1, the first version of Microsoft’s line of Windows NT operating systems, is released to manufacturing.
August 1 – Leon Thomas III, American actor and singer
August 2 – Manika, American singer-songwriter
September 9 – Helen O’Connell, American singer (b. 1920) Died
October 9 – Scotty McCreery, American singer
October 17 – Criss Oliva, American Musician (b. 1963) Died
October 26 – Harold Rome, American composer (b. 1908) Died
December 5 – Doug Hopkins, American musician (b. 1961)
December 7 – Jasmine Villegas, American singer
December 18 – Charizma, American hip hop artist (b. 1973)