8th of May, 1993

The 8th of May, 1993, fell on a Saturday. Day 128 of 1993. Decade: 1990s.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of May, 1993:

  • United States: Informer - Snow
  • United Kingdom: Five Live (EP) - George Michael & Queen with Lisa Stansfield

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 8th of May, 1993.

  • Early 1990s Fashion

    Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • The Bosnian War

    During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Pogs

    During 1993, a game called Pogs began to spread throughout the world.

  • The Peacemakers.

    "The Peacemakers" were named as the Time Person of the Year in 1993. The term was in reference to two pairs of men: F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela in South Africa and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

  • 1993 in movies.

    Movies released in 1993 included Jurassic Park, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Fugitive, Schindler's List, The Firm, Indecent Proposal, Cliffhanger, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Groundhog Day, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Cool Runnings.

  • 1993 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1993 included Nirvana, Whitney Houston, Meat Loaf, 2 Unlimited, Ace Of Base, Janet Jackson, Haddaway, UB40, Mariah Carey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and Dr Dre.

  • Eurovision 1993

    The 1993 Eurovision song contest is held in Millstreet, Ireland. The host nation win the contest with the song "In Your Eyes" by Niamh Kavanagh.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 26 years, 7 months and 9 days have passed since the 8th of May, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 1993, will be 26 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 736815600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of May, 1993:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of May, 1993, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 1993 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for the 8th of May, 1993:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.89 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.56 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 1993.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 1993 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 1993 is the 15th of February, 1994. (Rough Estimate).

8th of May

Events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.
  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 8th of May, 1988: The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • 8th of May, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2013: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - American Western drama.
  • X-Men - Cartoon series.
  • Mad About You - Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - Sitcom about a former NBA player becoming a high school teacher and basketball coach.
  • Batman: The Animated Series - An animated series that was set in the Batman universe.
  • Martin - Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
  • Melrose Place - Soap drama.
  • Barney & Friends - Children's TV show about a talking dinosaur called Barney.
  • Home Improvement - Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • FIFA International Soccer - The first FIFA game. Released for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Final Fantasy V - The fifth installment in the series.
  • Night Trap - Interactive movie video game that caused controversy in 1993 for its violent scenes.
  • Mortal Kombat - Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
  • Super Mario Kart - Go-kart racing game that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Ecco the Dolphin - Released on the Sega Mega Drive.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 1993.

  • 9,718 days have passed since this date.
  • 839,638,800 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 979,578,600 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 433,253,620,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 139,939,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,208,937 steps. That's about 32,093 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,075,666 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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