Certain predictions made at the beginning of 1993 that turned out to be less than accurate
PREDICTOR Eleanor Clift on The McLaughlin Group PREDICTION ''Fidel Castro will fall in '93, finally, and his daughter will be a prominent player in the new government.'' WHAT HAPPENED Fidel remains in power. His daughter has just defected to the U.S.
PREDICTOR Wall Street Journal PREDICTION ''Nearly all analysts expect Congress to approve economic stimulus measures designed by Clinton.'' WHAT HAPPENED Congress's evisceration of Clinton's stimulus package was his biggest defeat.
PREDICTOR William Safire, New York Times PREDICTION ''Replacements for retiring Justices Blackmun, White and Stevens will be Richard Posner, Brooksley Born and Floyd Abrams.'' WHAT HAPPENED Only Justice Byron White retired. He was replaced by Ruth Ginsburg.
PREDICTOR Pittsburgh Pirates manager Jim Leyland and the Boston Globe PREDICTION ''Jim Leyland has been saying the Mets are the team that could run away ((with the National League East championship)). He's right.'' WHAT HAPPENED The Mets finished the season with 100 losses for the first time since 1967.
PREDICTOR Jack Germond on McLaughlin PREDICTION ''No tax bill in 1993.'' WHAT HAPPENED Clinton budget with $241 billion tax increase becomes law.
PREDICTOR Psychic ''Mystic Meg'' in the supermarket tabloid Globe PREDICTION Fear of disease will prompt Madonna to remarry Sean Penn and become ''the new Julie Andrews of the film world.'' WHAT HAPPENED Sean Penn and Robin Wright had their second child. Madonna starred in Body of Evidence, an S&M bomb.