On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1993

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Ernest Shonekan is appointed interim president of Nigeria by General Ibrahim Babangida

General and President of Nigeria Ibrahim Babangida
General and President of Nigeria
Ibrahim Babangida

Famous Birthdays

  • Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Wharton, English cricketer (England batsman once v NZ 1949, scored 7 & 13), dies at 70
  • Rockin Dopsie Sr [Alton Jay Rubin], American Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies of a heart attack at 61
1993 Highlights

About August 26, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 27 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo