Saturday, November 21, 2009

Flashback 1993

Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars): $6,558.10 billion
Federal spending: $1408.68 billion
Federal debt: $4351.4 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):
$31,241
Consumer Price Index: 144.5
Unemployment: 6.9%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29



  • Federal agents besiege Texas Branch Davidian religious cult after six are killed in raid (March 1 et seq.). Fire kills 72 as cult standoff in Texas ends with federal assault (April 19).
  • Two police officers convicted in Los Angeles on civil rights charges in Rodney King beating (April 17); sentenced Aug. 4.
Events
  • A 13-year-old Los Angeles boy accuses Michael Jackson of fondling him. Jackson vehemently denies the charge. The two parties reach an out-of-court settlement.
  • River Phoenix dies of a drug overdose on Halloween. He was 23.

Movies

  • Schindler's List, The Piano, Philadelphia, Six Degrees of Separation, In the Name of the Father








1 comment:

Laughing Stars said...

I love your flashback posts! I got pregnant in 1993 ... it was a good year!

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