On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1994

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Moshood Abiola is accused of treason and arrested after declaring himself president of Nigeria
  • OpĂ©ration Turquoise: 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians under the mandate of the United Nations
  • Replay shows Oakland Athletics's Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to 1st in 6th but umpire Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, ruining Witt's perfect game
  • South Africa reclaims its seat in United Nations

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, dies at 83
  • Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
  • Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker, dies at 50