What Happened on June 26, 1993

Historical Events

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

Sports History

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

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

Historic Event

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.


Famous Birthdays

Ariana GrandeAriana Grande (29 years old)

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

Famous Weddings

Mario Lemieux

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

Famous Deaths

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

Roy CampanellaRoy Campanella (1921-1993)

American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951, 53, 55; World Series 1955; 8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

  • 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? 29 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Dreams - Gabrielle