What Happened on August 26, 1993

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

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 zydeco singer, and accordion player, dies of a heart attack at 61
1993 Highlights

About August 26, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 29 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Help Falling In Love (From "Sliver") - UB40
  • UK #1 Song: Mr Vain - Culture Beat