# 269 - 1993: Music & Headlines

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1993...Jurassic Park, The FBI Siege of the Branch Davidian Cult, The Greater Columbus Convention Center is open for Business, The Lady B*ckeyes Fall Short in the NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship, Chris Webber Calls Time Out, The Clinton White House, Last Call for Cheers, Tom Hanks gets Sleepless in Seattle and battles both AIDS and the courts in Philadelphia, Player's Theatre abruptly folds with lots of unanswered questions, and Lucasville Prison is Under Siege. Those were some of the happenings in 1993 in our world, both here at home, and across the vast land we call Earth.

CENTRAL OHIO HEADLINES:
- The Greater Columbus Convention Center, designed by Peter Eisenman, opens its doors in March.
- Players Theatre abruptly folds in September, due to financial issues.
- The Lucasville Prison Riots take place in April at the Lucasville Federal Penitentiary in Southern Ohio.
- Lima Senior beats Westerville North in a mandated play-in High School Football Playoff Game, following a ruling on the eligibility of a North transfer player; Hilliard and Newark Catholic make the State Football Semi-Finals
- Pickerington Lady Tigers win the State Basketball Championship
- The Ohio State Lady Buckeyes finish as runners-up in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, led by Freshman phenom (and recent Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee) Katie Smith
- The Ohio State Football B*ckeyes share the Big Ten title with Wisconsin after a 14-14 tie in Madison in November; B*ckeyes get embarrassed in Ann Arbor two weeks later, 28-0. Wisconsin earns the Rose Bowl bid, having not gone since the 1963 Rose Bowl.

NATIONAL/WORLD HEADLINES:
- Bill Clinton takes office as the 42nd President of the United States.
- Federal Agents seige the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas in the Spring of 1993. After a seven-week standoff, Cult leader David Koresh and 80 of his followers are found dead.
- The World Trade Center is bombed in February.
- New York City Mayor David Dinkins (the city's only Black Mayor to date) is defeated by Rudolph Giuliani.

ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES:
- Cheers signs off after 11 seasons, 275 episodes, and 28 Emmys.
- After getting passed over for Jay Leno, David Letterman jumps ship from NBC, to start a NEW Late Night show on CBS.
- Top movies include Jurassic Park, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Schindler's List, In The Name of the Father, The Fugitive
- Top TV shows include Seinfeld, Roseanne, Murphy Brown, The Simpsons, Mad About You, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Frasier, Home Improvement

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NBA: Chicago Bulls
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
World Series: Toronto Blue Jays
Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys
College Football: Florida State Seminoles
NCAA Basketball: North Carolina Tar Heels
NCAA Women's Basketball: Texas Tech Lady Raiders
Memorial: Paul Azinger
Big Ten Football - TIE: Wisconsin (Rose Bowl Participant) and The Ohio State

SPORTS HEADLINES:
- North Carolina wins NCAA Tournament National Championship, as the result of a costly technical foul by Michigan forward Chris Webber in the closing seconds of the Championship game.
- Michael Jackson headlines the Super Bowl Halftime Show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, launching the trend of Pop Acts performing at Halftime at the Super Bowl
- Charles Barkley guarantees the Phoenix Suns would win the NBA Finals; The Suns lose to the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals

LINKS:
https://www.infoplease.com/year/1993
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1993.html
https://pop-culture.us/Annual/1993.html
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/tbt-throwback-thursday-1993_n_...
http://time.com/vault/year/1993/
https://popculturemadness.com/PCM/1993/1993-trivia-fun-facts-and-history/
https://www.dailybreak.com/break/1993-this-is-what-everyone-was-talking-...