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

French 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

  • Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives
  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
  • 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 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 6 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as President of Mongolia
  • Jun 6 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala

Music City News Awards

Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill win

  • Jun 7 American singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol

Sports History

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

  • Jun 7 Revival of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, later transferred to Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 354 performances
  • Jun 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame breaks ground for their museum in Cleveland, Ohio

Album Release

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

  • Jun 8 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
  • 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

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
  • Jun 13 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected President of Iran

LPGA 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

Pro Wrestling

Jun 13 YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

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

Baseball Record

Jun 16 Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle

  • Jun 17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit

Sports History

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

  • Jun 18 Tōru Takemitsu's "Archipelago S" premieres in Aldeburgh England

Sports History

Jun 19 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's

NBA Finals

Jun 20 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls become first team since legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win 3 consecutive titles, with a 99–98 victory in Game 6 over Phoenix Suns; MVP: Michael Jordan for third straight year

US 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 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of French mathematician Pierre de Fermat after 356 years, the world's most difficult maths problem

Music Premiere

Jun 21 Revival of Lerner and Loewe' musical "Camelot", with Robert Goulet as King Arthur, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances

  • Jun 21 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jun 22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose

Music History

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

  • Jun 23 Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband's John Wayne Bobbitt's penis

Election of Interest

Jun 23 Nigeria's military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, annuls results of presidential elections and halts a return to democracy

  • Jun 23 United Nations authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti
  • 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

Television Finale

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

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Black Crowes, and The Kinks headline; other performers include Winton Marsalis, Robert Plant, Velvet Underground, Hothouse Flowers, Van Morrison, John Prine, Rolf Harris, Lenny Kravitz, and Barenaked Ladies

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • Jun 25 Parliamentary election in Morocco
  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators

Sports History

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

  • Jun 26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

Historic Event

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.

  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances

Music History

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

  • Jun 27 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game

Sports History

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

  • Jun 28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher

Sports History

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 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • Jun 30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)
  • Jun 30 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field