On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1993

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity

Famous Deaths

  • Archie Williams, American athlete (400m gold medal 1936 Olympics), dies of a heart attack at 78