What Happened on June 26, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

"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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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


Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

  • Catherine Leno, mother of Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81