On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1993

Historical Events

  • NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAriana Grande

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


Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Famous Deaths

  • Catherine Leno, mother of The Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies

Person of interestRoy Campanella

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

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Willy C of Hemert, director/(text)poet (Small Truth), dies at 81
1993 Highlights

About June 26, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer