On This Day

Historical Events in June 1993

  • Jun 1 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • Jun 1 Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
  • Jun 1 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • Jun 1 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
  • Jun 1 Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle sets a then NBA Playoff record by sinking 8 three-pointers during the Suns’ 120-114 win over Seattle in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals
  • Jun 3 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze
  • Jun 4 Cricket's "Ball of the Century" - Australian spin bowler Shane Warne bowls England batsman Mike Gatting with his first ball of an Ashes series; Australia wins 1st Test at Old Trafford by 179 runs
  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 5 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 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

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 6 47th Tony Awards: "Angels in America" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" win
  • Jun 6 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 6 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as President of Mongolia
  • Jun 6 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala

  • Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Sergi Bruguera prevents Jim Courier French three-peat; beats American 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
  • Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • Jun 7 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Jun 7 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Jun 7 Singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
  • Jun 8 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 8 Drag queen RuPaul releases his debut album "Supermodel of the World"

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • Jun 9 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • Jun 9 "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4-1 for a 4-1 series win; Canadiens' 24th SC Championship
  • Jun 9 Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 11 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

  • Jun 11 "Scattergories" game show last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 11 "Scrabble," second run," TV Game Show; last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 12 "Three Little Pigs" by Green Jelly hits #17

  • Jun 13 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Patty Sheehan wins her 4th major title by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lauri Merten

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 13 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected President of Iran

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Jun 13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Jun 14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • Jun 14 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey

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Jun 14 Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jun 16 Ken Griffey Jr slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle's
  • Jun 17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit

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Jun 18 Expo's Dennis Martínez is 92nd to win 200 games

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jun 18 Toru Takemitsu's "Archipelago" premieres in Aldeburgh England
  • Jun 19 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
  • Jun 20 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Lee Janzen plays sub-70 golf all 4 rounds to tie tournament scoring record and win the first of his 2 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of Payne Stewart

  • Jun 21 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Jun 21 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • Jun 21 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jun 22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose

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Jun 22 Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Jun 23 Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis
  • Jun 23 United Nations authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
  • Jun 23 Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy
  • Jun 24 Arab terrorist group planning bombing of Holland and Lincoln Tunnels caught
  • Jun 24 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
  • Jun 25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • Jun 25 Parliamentary election in Morocco

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Jun 25 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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Jun 25 Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell

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Jun 26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Jun 26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

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Jun 26 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
  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances

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Jun 27 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Jun 27 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game

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Jun 27 Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song "It's Not Easy Being Green" to President Clinton

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jun 28 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
  • Jun 28 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • Jun 28 NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Netherlands
  • Jun 28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • Jun 30 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field
  • Jun 30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)