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1993 and all that: World events when US last won Ryder Cup in Europe

Bill Clinton was sworn in as US President on January 20, 1993
Bill Clinton was sworn in as US President on January 20, 1993 AFP/File

Paris (AFP)

The United States have not won the Ryder Cup in Europe since 1993 -- the year which saw Bill Clinton become US President and the formation of the European Union.

Ahead of the golf showdown in Paris in a week's time, AFP Sport looks at the main world events of 1993, the same year current American players Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau were born:


-- Dissolution of Czechoslovakia, becoming Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the 'Velvet Divorce'.

-- Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dies at the age of 75, British actress Audrey Hepburn dies of cancer aged 63.


-- Bombing at the World Trade Center in New York kills six people and injures over 1,000.


-- 257 people killed by bombings in the then-Bombay, India.


-- CERN announces that the World Wide Web will be free to use.

-- World Health Organisation declares global health emergency after resurgence of tuberculosis.

-- Women's world no. 1 tennis player Monica Seles is stabbed by a crazed Steffi Graf fan in Hamburg.

-- South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani, strong opponent of the apartheid government, is assassinated.


-- Manchester United win inaugural English Premier League, the first of 13 league titles won under manager Alex Ferguson.


-- US launches cruise missiles strike on Iraq in response to attempted assassination of former American President George Bush Senior by alleged Iraqi agents in April.

-- Former US First Lady Pat Nixon dies aged 81.


-- King Baudouin of Belgium dies aged 62.


-- Russia withdraws its troops from Poland.

-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shake hands for the first time at the White House.


-- Battle of Mogadishu.


-- European Union is formed as Maastricht Treaty comes into force.


-- Drug lord Pablo Escobar is killed by Colombian police.

-- Interim South African Constitution approved, as the country nears end to apartheid, with Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk sharing the Nobel Peace Prize.

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