On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1993

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "World Trade Center bombing of 1993": truck bomb explodes in parking garage of NYC World Trade Center at 12:18pm, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000 in what was the deadliest act of terrorism perpetrated on US soil at the time
  • 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123

Famous Birthdays

  • Taylor Dooley, American actress (The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Famous Deaths

  • Constance Ford, American model and actress (Burden Hunt, Another World), dies from cancer at 69
  • Fletcher Knebel, American author (Seven Days in May), commits suicide following long bout with cancer at 81
  • Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter and photographer, dies at 92