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  • Major Events of 1993

     

    Sports

    NBA: Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks Series: 4-3
    NCAA Football:Nebraska Record: 13-0-0
    Heisman Trophy:Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB points: 1,7430
    Stanley Cup: New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks Series: 4-3
    Super Bowl XXVIII:Dallas Cowboys vs.Buffalo Bills Score: 30-13
    World Series: Not Held

    Popular Music

    1. "All For Love" ... Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting
    2. "The Power of Love" ... Celine Dion
    3. "The Sign" ... Ace of Base
    4. "Bump N' Grind" ... R. Kelly
    5. "I Swear" ... All-4-One
    6. "Stay" ... Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
    7. "I'll Make Love to You" ... Boyz II Men
    8. "On Bended Knee" ... Boyz II Men
    9. "Here Comes the Hot Stepper" ... Ini Kamazoe

    Popular Movies

    1. The Lion King
    2. Forrest Gump
    3. True Lies
    4. The Santa Clause
    5. The Flintstones
    6. Clear and Present Danger
    7. Speed
    8. The Mask
    9. Mrs. Doubtfire
    10. Maverick

     

    Most Popular Books

    Fiction
    1."The Chamber" ... John Grisham
    2."Debt of Honor" ... Tom Clancey
    3."The Celestine Prophecy" ... James Redfield
    4."The Gift" ... Danielle Steel
    5."Insomnia" ... Stephen King
    6."Politically Correct Bedtime Stories" ... James Finn Garner
    7."Wings" ... Danielle Steel
    8."Accident" ... Danielle Steel
    9."The Bridges of Madison County" ... Robert James Waller
    10. "Disclosure" ... Michael Crichton
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    Nonfiction
    1."In the Kitchen with Rosie" ... Rosie Daley
    2."Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" ... John Gary
    3."Crossing the Threshold of Hope" ... John Paul II
    4."Magic Eye I, N.E." ... Thing Enterprise
    5."The Book of Virtues" ... William J. Bennett
    6."Magic Eye II, N.E. " ... Thing Enterprise
    7."Embraced by the Light" ... Betty J. Eadie with Curtis Taylor
    8."Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man" ... Tim Allen
    9 ."Couplehood" ... Paul Reiser
    10."Magic Eye Book III, N.E." ... Thing Enterprise

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. Seinfeld (NBC)
    2. ER (NBC)
    3. Home Improvement (ABC)
    4. Grace Under Fire (ABC)
    5. Monday Night Football (ABC)
    6. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    7. N.Y.P.D. Blue (ABC)
    8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
    9. Friends (NBC)
    10. Roseanne (ABC)

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Forrest Gump"
    Best Director: Robert Zemeckis ..."Forrest Gump"
    Best Actor: Tom Hanks ..."Forrest Gump"
    Best Actress: Jessica Lange ... "Blue Sky"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "All I Wanna Do" ... Sheryl Crow
    Song of the Year: "Streets of Philadelphia" ... Bruce Springsteen
    Album of the Year: "MTV Unplugged" ... Tony Bennett
    Male Vocalist: Elton John ... "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
    Female Vocalist: Sheryl Crow ... "All I Wanna Do"

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry
    OLAH, GEORGE A., U.S.A., University of Southern California, CA, b. 1927 (in Budapest, Hungary): "for his contribution to carbocation chemistry"

    Literature
    OE, KENZABURO, Japan, b. 1935: "who with poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today"

    Peace
    The prize was awarded joinly to: ARAFAT, YASSER, b. 1929: Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO, President of the Palestinian National Authority. PERES, SHIMON, Israel, b. 1923: Foreign Minister of Israel. RABIN, YITZHAK, Israel, b. 1922, d. 1995: Prime Minister of Israel. for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.

    PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE
    The prize was awarded jointly to: GILMAN, ALFRED G., U.S.A, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, b. 1941, and RODBELL, MARTIN, U.S.A., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, b. 1925, d. 1998: "for their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells"

    Physics
    The prize was awarded "for pioneering contributions to the development of neutron scattering techniques for studies of condensed matter" by one half to: BROCKHOUSE, BERTRAM N., Canada, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, b. 1918: "for the development of neutron spectroscopy" and by the other half to: SHULL, CLIFFORD G., U.S.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, b. 1915: "for the development of the neutron diffraction technique"

     

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Edward Albee ... "Three Tall Women"
    Fiction: E. Annie Proulx ... "The Shipping News"
    International Reporting: Team of Reporters ... "Dallas Morning News"
    National Reporting: Eileen Welsome ... "Albuquerque Tribune"
    Public Service: "Akron Beacon Journal"