What Happened in June 1993

Historical Events

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

Sport awardTennis Open

6th 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
  • 7th 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • 7th Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 7th Crickets Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball v Australia, Old Trafford
  • 7th Prince celebrated his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
  • 8th Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
  • 9th "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • 9th "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • 9th "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • 9th "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • 9th "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • 9th "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres
  • 9th Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4 games to 1
  • 9th Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • 10th "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

13th 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

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

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13th YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

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

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

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

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22nd 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
  • 23rd Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis
  • 23rd UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
  • 23rd Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy
  • 24th Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • 24th 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.
  • 25th NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • 25th Parliamentary election in Morocco

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25th 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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26th "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV

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

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

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

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26th 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
  • 27th "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • 27th 11th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Colbert
  • 27th NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
  • 27th Shelley Hamlin wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

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27th 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
  • 28th Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
  • 28th Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • 28th NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • 28th Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher
  • 30th "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • 30th Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field

Famous Birthdays

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

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

26th 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

27th 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

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

Famous Deaths

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

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

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

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

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