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

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:

January

-- 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.

February

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

March

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

April

-- 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.

May

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

June

-- 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.

July

-- King Baudouin of Belgium dies aged 62.

September

-- 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.

October

-- Battle of Mogadishu.

November

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

December

-- 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.

© 2018 AFP