1993. Wikipedia lists only two cool things in that year.
April 30 - The World Wide Web is born at CERN.
June 23 - In Manassas, Virginia, Lorena Bobbitt cuts off the penis of her husband John Wayne Bobbitt.
I must learn more about the second.
EDIT: Oh man, Wikipedia is a gold mine.
On the night of June 23, 1993, Lorena Bobbitt chopped off her husband's penis with a kitchen knife as he lay sleeping in their Manassas, Virginia, home. She then drove off with the severed penis and flung it out her car window. Police performed a diligent search and located it, and it was then surgically reattached by Dr. David E. Berman.
Lorena and John were divorced in 1995, after 6 years of marriage.
After his reattachment surgery, Bobbitt briefly became a porn star, in part to finance the operation to reattach his penis. He appeared in three movies: John Wayne Bobbitt â€¦ Uncut, Buttman at Nudes a Poppin' 2, and Frankenpenis. In Frankenpenis, Bobbitt played a character who was made with spare parts (like the monster in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein) and whose penis inexplicably comes off during a rousing session of intercourse. Bobbitt then moans, "Oh no, not again."
"In the bedroom, the quiet bedroom, John Bobbitt sleeps tonight/In the kitchen, the mighty kitchen, Lorena sharpens her knife/A weiney chop a weiney chop..."