1993 in Wales
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|1993 in Wales|
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|1993 in: The United Kingdom • England • Ireland • Scotland|
|Other events of 1993|
- Prince of Wales – The Prince Charles
- Princess of Wales – Diana
- Secretary of State for Wales – David Hunt (until 27 May); John Redwood
- Archbishop of Wales – Alwyn Rice Jones, Bishop of St Asaph
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales – John Gwilym Jones
- 13 January - Wayne Edwards from Cefn Mawr is the first British soldier killed in the Bosnian War.
- April - Childline Wales is launched by George Thomas, Viscount Tonypandy.
- 11 June
- 20 August - Closure of the Royal Navy Propellant Factory, Caerwent.
- 21 October - Welsh Language Act places Welsh on an equal footing with English within the public sector in Wales.
- 31 December - Terry Yorath is sacked after five years as manager of the Wales national football team.
- The University of Wales celebrates its centenary.
- John Redwood, recently appointed Secretary of State for Wales, attracts ridicule after being filmed attempting to mime to the Welsh national anthem at a public event.
- The government announces the privatisation of DVOIT, the former IT arm of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Swansea's biggest employer. DVLA contracts for the provision of IT services are let to EDS.
- Laura Tenison sets up the maternity and babywear retailer JoJo Maman Bébé in Newport.
Arts and literature
- National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Llanelwedd)
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair -
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown -
- National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Mihangel Morgan, Dirgel Ddyn
- Gwobr Goffa Daniel Owen - Endaf Jones, Mewn Cornel Fechan Fach
- Wales Book of the Year:
- Geraint Bowen - O Groth y Ddaear (autobiography)
- Thomas Charles-Edwards - Early Irish and Welsh Kinship
- Gillian Clarke - The King of Britain's Daughter
- Janet Davies - The Welsh Language
- John Davies - A History of Wales
- Moses Glyn Jones - Y Dewin a cherddi eraill
- Glenys Kinnock - By Faith and Daring
- Saunders Lewis - Selected Poems
- Phil Rickman - Crybbe
- Psychedelic rock band Super Furry Animals is formed in Cardiff.
- The Hennessys - Caneuon Cynnar
- Siân James - Distaw
- John Pickard - String Quartet no. 2
- Meic Stevens - Er Cof Am Blant Y Cwm (album)
- 1 January - S4C becomes responsible for selling its own advertising air time.
- 16 December - Tim Vincent becomes Blue Peter's first Welsh presenter.
- Football - The Wales national football team achieves its highest ever FIFA ranking (27).
- Golf - Wales wins the European Amateur Men's Team Championship in the Czech Republic.
- Rowing - The Celtic Challenge becomes a regular (biennial) event.
- 13 February - Sophie Evans, singer and actress
- 21 March - Jade Jones, taekwondo competitor
- 2 May - Owain Doull, cyclist
- 29 June - Jak Jones, snooker player
- 27 January - Rhys H. Williams, rugby player, 62
- 23 April - Daniel Jones, composer, 80
- 21 May - Cliff Tucker, politician and benefactor of the University of Wales, Lampeter, 80
- 27 May
- 30 May - Mel Rees, footballer, 26
- 29 July - Gwilym R. Jones, editor and poet, 90
- 4 September - Haydn Davies, cricketer, 81
- 30 November - Wogan Philipps, 2nd Baron Milford, politician, 91
- October - Ivor Griffiths, footballer, 75
- 4 December - Roy Vernon, footballer, 56
- 13 December - Francis Jones, herald, 85
- 19 December - Owain Owain, novelist, short story writer and poet, 64