June 1993 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Brooklyn NY begins recycling
  • Jun 1 Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
  • Jun 1 Melchior Ndadaye elected President of Burundi
  • Jun 3 66th National Spelling Bee: Geoff Hooper wins spelling kamikaze

Event of Interest

Jun 5 Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives

  • Jun 5 Somali warlord Aidids murders 23 Pakistani
  • 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 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 Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • Jun 13 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani re-elected President of Iran
  • Jun 14 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • Jun 14 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey
  • Jun 17 Indians' Carlos Baerga hits 3 home runs against Detroit
  • Jun 18 Tōru Takemitsu's "Archipelago S" premieres in Aldeburgh England
  • 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
  • Jun 21 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • 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

Event of Interest

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

  • Jun 25 Parliamentary election in Morocco
  • Jun 26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss

Event of Interest

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 30 Richard Jacobs announces Chief Wahoo will go to Jacobs Field

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Christian Alexander Mowatt, grandson of English princess Alexandra

Breonna TaylorBreonna Taylor (1993-2020)

Jun 5 African American medical technician who was shot and killed by police officers in her home, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Jun 7 Jordan Fry, American actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jun 16 Alice Ann Newman, daughter of Gretchen & Randy
  • Jun 24 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleveland Zoo, the 5th born in captivity (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Jun 29 Angela & Amy Lakeberg, American Siamese twins (separated on Aug 20th), born in Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois

Weddings in History


Jun 9 Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada

  • Jun 10 Abdullah II of Jordan (31) weds Rania Al-Yassin (22) in Amman, Jordan
  • Jun 19 Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe

Divorces in History

  • Jun 23 Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Norton Simon, American industrialist (Hunts Foods, Norton Simon Museum), dies at 86
  • Jun 6 James Bridges, writer/director (Paper Chase), dies of cancer at 57
  • Jun 6 Peter Tazelaar, adjutant of Dutch queen Wilhelmina, dies at 73
  • Jun 8 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • Jun 8 Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, dies at 48
  • Jun 9 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • Jun 11 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (Rise of Common Player), dies at 84
  • Jun 13 Donald "Deke" K Slayton, US major/astronaut (Apollo 18), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Vincent T Hamlin, cartoonist (Alley Oop), dies at 93
  • Jun 15 John Connally Jr, American politician, 39th Governor of Texas, and federal treasurer who was critically wounded during the assassination of Kennedy, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 76
  • Jun 15 Mahfoud Boucebi, Algerian psychiatrist, murdered
  • Jun 15 Vera, scarf/linen designer, dies of cardiac arrest at 87
  • Jun 17 Angus Suttie, English potter and teacher of art ceramics, dies of AIDS at 46
  • Jun 17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88
  • Jun 19 James Benton Parsons, American judge, 1st African American federal judge, dies at 81

William GoldingWilliam Golding (1911-1993)

Jun 19 English author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), dies at 81

  • Jun 22 (Thelma Catherine) "Pat" Nixon [née Ryan], American First Lady (1969-74), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 22 Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of a heart attack at 93
  • Jun 22 M'hammed Boukhozba, Algerian sociologist, murdered at 52
  • Jun 26 Catherine Leno, mother of The Tonight Show host Jay, dies of cancer at 82
  • Jun 26 Jack Bittner, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 27 Wolfgang Grams, German RAF-terrorist, shot to death at 40