On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1993

Historical Events

  • "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8

French Open Women's Tennis

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

  • Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani

Famous Birthdays

Breonna Taylor

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

Famous Weddings

Mariah Carey

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

Famous Deaths

  • Conway Twitty [Harold Jenkins], American country and rockabilly singer-songwriter ("Linda On My Mind"; "Honky Tonk Heroes"), dies in surgery at 59
1993 Highlights

About June 5, 1993

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini