What Happened in June 1993

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • Jun 1 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
  • Jun 1 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • Jun 1 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
  • Jun 3 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 5 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
  • Jun 6 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win
  • Jun 6 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Jun 6 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as president of Mongolia
  • Jun 6 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala
  • Jun 6 92nd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Jim Courier (6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 92nd Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (4-6, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • Jun 7 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Australia, Old Trafford

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • Jun 7 Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
  • Jun 8 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
  • Jun 9 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 9 Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances

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Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

Actor Sam Neill
Sam Neill
  • Jun 11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 12 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17
  • Jun 13 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 13 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 13 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran

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Jun 13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Jun 14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • Jun 14 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey
  • Jun 16 Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
  • Jun 17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit

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Jun 18 Expo's Dennis Martínez is 92nd to win 200 games

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jun 18 Toru Takemitsu's "Archipelago" premieres in Aldeburgh England
  • Jun 19 Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
  • Jun 20 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 20 93rd US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jun 20 Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • Jun 21 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Jun 21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • Jun 21 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jun 22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose

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Jun 22 Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Jun 23 Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis
  • Jun 23 UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
  • Jun 23 Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy
  • Jun 24 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • Jun 24 Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber.
  • Jun 25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • Jun 25 Parliamentary election in Morocco

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Jun 25 Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell

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Jun 26 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Jun 26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

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Jun 26 The U.S. launches a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H. W. Bush in April in Kuwait.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • Jun 27 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
  • Jun 27 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
  • Jun 27 Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

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Jun 27 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jun 28 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
  • Jun 28 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • Jun 28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • Jun 28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • Jun 30 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Christian Alexander Mowatt, grandson of English princess Alexandra
  • Jun 7 Jordan Fry, American actor
  • Jun 9 Danielle Chuchran, American actress
  • Jun 16 Alice Ann Newman, daughter of Gretchen & Randy
  • Jun 24 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity
  • Jun 25 Barney Clark, English actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 Ariana Grande, American singer (Problem, The Way), born in Boca Raton, Florida

  • Jun 29 Angela & Amy Lakeberg, US Siamese twin (separated on Aug 20th)
  • Jun 29 George Sampson, English dancer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music)

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • Jun 9 Japanese crown prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada
  • Jun 19 Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 23 Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Johnny Mize, baseball player, dies at 80
  • Jun 3 Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • Jun 4 June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
  • Jun 5 Conway Twitty, country star (Linda on My Mind), dies in surgery at 59
  • Jun 6 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jun 6 Peter Tazelaar, adjutant of Dutch queen Wilhelmina, dies at 73
  • Jun 7 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • Jun 8 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • Jun 8 Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (b. 1945)
  • Jun 9 Alexis Smith, dancer/actress (Follies), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jun 9 Arthur Alexander, singer/songwriter (You Better Move On), dies at 53
  • Jun 9 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • Jun 10 Alexis Smith, actress (Constant Nymph), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jun 10 Alice Reinhart, entertainer, dies at 83
  • Jun 10 Richard Webb, actor (Captain Midnight), shoots himself at 77
  • Jun 10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • Jun 11 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Jun 13 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • Jun 13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 14 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • Jun 15 John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), dies at 76
  • Jun 15 Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered
  • Jun 15 Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • Jun 16 John B Connally, gov of Texas/shot with JFK in 1963, dies at 76
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies
  • Jun 17 Angus Suttie, English potter, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jun 17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Jun 21 Frank Moro, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 21 Jerry Strivelli, actor (Out for Justice, Lock Up), dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (b. 1928)
  • Jun 22 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • Jun 22 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • Jun 22 Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 26 Catherine Leno, mother of Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 26 Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jun 26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • Jun 28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
  • Jun 29 Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 George "Spanky" McFarland, child actor (Our Gang), dies at age 65