Today in History for June 1993

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 77 of 77

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 pres 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 pres of Guatemala
6th - 92nd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Jim Courier (6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)
6th - 92nd Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
7th - 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 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
Actor Sam NeillActor Sam Neill 11th - "Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million
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 perfs
13th - 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
13th - Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected president of Iran
13th - YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ
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
MLB Pitcher Dennis MartínezMLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez 18th - Expo's Dennis Martinez is 92nd to win 200 games
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
22nd - Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving
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
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson PickettR&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett 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
25th - Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)
26th - "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV
26th - Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed
26th - NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs
26th - Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss
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.
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 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
27th - Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President 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

Birthdays 1 - 9 of 9

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
26th - Ariana Grande, Boca Raton Florida, American singer (Problem, The Way)
29th - Angela & Amy Lakeberg, US Siamese twin (separated on Aug 20th)
Singer Ariana GrandeSinger Ariana Grande (26th) 29th - George Sampson, English dancer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

Singer Mariah CareySinger Mariah Carey (5th) 5th - Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music)
9th - Japanese crown prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada
19th - Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe
26th - NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada
27th - Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 46 of 46

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
Nobel Laureate and Novelist William GoldingNobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding (19th) 19th - William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81
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
26th - Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71
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
MLB Catcher Roy CampanellaMLB Catcher Roy Campanella (26th) 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

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