On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Ernest Shonekan is appointed interim president of Nigeria by General 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