On This Day

What Happened in June 1993

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • Jun 1 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
  • Jun 1 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • Jun 1 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
  • Jun 1 Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle sets a then NBA Playoff record by sinking 8 three-pointers during the Suns’ 120-114 win over Seattle in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals
  • Jun 3 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • Jun 4 Cricket's "Ball of the Century" - Australian spin bowler Shane Warne bowls England batsman Mike Gatting with his first ball of an Ashes series; Australia wins 1st Test at Old Trafford by 179 runs
  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 5 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf wins her 3rd of 6 French singles titles; beats Mary Joe Fernández of the US 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

  • Jun 6 47th Tony Awards: "Angels in America" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" win
  • Jun 6 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as President of Mongolia
  • Jun 6 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala
  • Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Sergi Bruguera prevents Jim Courier French three-peat; beats American 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Music City News Awards

Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill win

  • Jun 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame breaks ground for their museum in Cleveland, Ohio

Sports History

Jun 7 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford

  • Jun 7 American singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol
  • Jun 7 Revival of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, later transferred to Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 354 performances
  • Jun 8 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns

Album Release

Jun 8 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"

  • Jun 9 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4-1 for a 4-1 series win; Canadiens' 24th SC Championship
  • Jun 9 Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances

Film Release

Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

  • Jun 11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 12 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17
  • Jun 13 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

LPGA Championship

Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Patty Sheehan wins her 4th major title by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lauri Merten

  • Jun 13 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected President of Iran

Pro Wrestling

Jun 13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

  • Jun 14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • Jun 14 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey

Baseball Record

Jun 16 Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's

  • Jun 17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit

Sports History

Jun 18 Expo's Dennis Martínez is 92nd MLB pitcher to win 200 games

  • Jun 18 Tōru Takemitsu's "Archipelago S" premieres in Aldeburgh England

Sports History

Jun 19 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's

NBA Finals

Jun 20 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls become first team since legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win 3 consecutive titles, with a 99–98 victory in Game 6 over Phoenix Suns; MVP: Michael Jordan for third straight year

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Lee Janzen plays sub-70 golf all 4 rounds to tie tournament scoring record and win the first of his 2 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of Payne Stewart

Music Premiere

Jun 21 Revival of Lerner and Loewe' musical "Camelot", with Robert Goulet as King Arthur, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances

  • Jun 21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • Jun 21 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jun 22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose

Music History

Jun 22 Wilson Pickett pleads guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

  • Jun 23 Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis
  • Jun 23 United Nations authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti

Election of Interest

Jun 23 Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy

  • Jun 24 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • Jun 24 Yale computer science professor Dr. David Gelernter loses the sight in one eye, the hearing in one ear, and part of his right hand after receiving a mailbomb from the Unabomber
  • Jun 25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • Jun 25 Parliamentary election in Morocco

Television Finale

Jun 25 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV

Historic Event

Jun 25 Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies

Sports History

Jun 26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

  • Jun 26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

Historic Event

Jun 26 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.

  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances

Sports History

Jun 27 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd

Historic Event

Jun 27 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

Sports History

Jun 28 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm

  • Jun 28 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • Jun 28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • Jun 28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • Jun 30 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
  • Jun 30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 4 Christian Alexander Mowatt, grandson of English princess Alexandra

Breonna Taylor

Jun 5 Breonna Taylor, African American medical technician who was shot and killed by police officers in her home, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2020)

  • Jun 7 Jordan Fry, American actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jun 7 Swae Lee [Khalif Brown], American singer and rapper (Rae Sremmurd - "Sunflower"), born in Inglewood, California
  • Jun 7 George Ezra [Barnett], British guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Budapest"; "Paradise"), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jun 9 Danielle Chuchran, American actress
  • Jun 10 Scott McLaughlin, New Zealand professional racing driver, born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Jun 15 Cooper Kupp, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl MVP 2022; Pro Bowl 2021; LA Rams), born in Yakima, Washington
  • Jun 16 Alice Ann Newman, daughter of Gretchen & Randy
  • Jun 19 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] British YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England
  • Jun 24 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleveland Zoo, the 5th born in captivity (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Jun 24 Beanie Feldstein, American actress (Booksmart), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 25 Barney Clark, English actor (Oliver Twist), born in Hackney, London, England

Ariana Grande

Jun 26 Ariana Grande, American singer (Problem, The Way), born in Boca Raton, Florida

  • Jun 29 Angela & Amy Lakeberg, American Siamese twins (separated on Aug 20th), born in Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
  • Jun 29 George Sampson, English dancer and official ambassador of the United Dance Organisation, born in Warrington, Cheshire, England

Famous Weddings

Mariah Carey

Jun 5 American pop singer Mariah Carey (24) weds Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola (43), at St. Patrick's cathedral in New York City; divorced 1998


Jun 9 Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada

  • Jun 10 Abdullah II of Jordan (31) weds Rania Al-Yassin (22) in Amman, Jordan
  • Jun 19 Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe

Mario Lemieux

Jun 26 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

Julia Roberts

Jun 27 American actress Julia Roberts (25) weds American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana; divorce in 1995

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 23 Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), dies of cardiac arrest at 80
  • Jun 2 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), dies at 86
  • Jun 3 Bob Fitzsimmons, NY radio DJ (WNEW AM/WABC AM/WHN AM), dies at 53
  • Jun 3 Joe Fortenberry, American basketball forward (captain Olympic gold 1936), dies at 82
  • Jun 4 June Smaney, actress (Sainted Sister), dies of apparent suicide at 71
  • Jun 5 Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), dies in surgery at 59
  • Jun 6 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jun 6 Peter Tazelaar, adjutant of Dutch queen Wilhelmina, dies at 73
  • Jun 7 Dražen Petrović, Yugoslav-Croatian NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident in Denkendorf, Bavaria, Germany at 28
  • Jun 8 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • Jun 8 Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, dies at 48
  • Jun 8 Roberto Caamaño, Argentine composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence; Follies), dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Jun 9 Arthur Alexander, American singer-songwriter ("Lonely Just Like Me"), whose songs were covered by The Beatles ("Anna"), The Rolling Stones ("You Better Move On"), and Bob Dylan ("Sally Sue Brown"), dies of a heart attack at 53 [1]
  • Jun 9 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • Jun 10 Alice Reinhart, entertainer, dies at 83
  • Jun 10 Richard Webb, American actor (Captain Midnight, Out of the Past), shoots himself at 77
  • Jun 10 Les Dawson, English Comedian (b. 1934)
  • Jun 11 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40
  • Jun 11 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Jun 13 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • Jun 13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 14 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • Jun 15 Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered
  • Jun 15 Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • Jun 15 John Connally Jr, American politician, 39th Governor of Texas, and federal treasurer who was critically wounded during the assassination of Kennedy, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 76
  • Jun 15 James Hunt, English auto racer (Formula 1 World Drivers Champion 1976), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), dies at 79
  • Jun 17 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jun 17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88

William Golding

Jun 19 William Golding, English author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), dies at 81

  • Jun 19 James Benton Parsons, American judge, 1st African American federal judge, dies at 81
  • Jun 21 Frank Moro, Cuban American actor, dies at 49
  • Jun 21 Jerry Strivelli, actor (Out for Justice, Lock Up), dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, dies at 64
  • Jun 22 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
  • Jun 22 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • Jun 22 (Thelma Catherine) "Pat" Nixon [née Ryan], American First Lady (1969-74), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 24 Archie Williams, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 1936), dies of a heart attack at 78
  • Jun 25 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Catherine Leno, mother of The Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 26 Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies

Roy Campanella

Jun 26 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

  • Jun 26 Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
  • Jun 26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40
  • Jun 28 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Don Carlos), dies at 79
  • Jun 28 [Jesus Christ] "GG" Allin, American punk rock singer, dies of accidental heroin overdose at 36
  • Jun 29 Héctor Lavoe [Pérez], Puerto Rican salsa singer dies of complications from AIDS at 46
  • Jun 30 George McFarland, American actor (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals), dies at age 65