January 1st, 1993

January 1st, 1993, fell on a Friday. It was day 1 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since January 1st, 1993.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 1st, 1993:

  • Czechoslovakia is dissolved. Czech Republic and Slovakia become independent nations.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1993:

  • United States: I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Aladdin" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 1st, 1993 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. It's New Years Day, the official start of the year 1993. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Others are nursing hangovers from the night before.

The song I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Aladdin is at the top of the Box Office. A civil war is continuing to rage on in the African country of Rwanda.

A game called Pogs is spreading throughout the world. It's 1993, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Meat Loaf, UB40, Snow, Haddaway, Whitney Houston, Take That, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Blossom", "Melrose Place", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and "X-Men".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Super Mario Kart", "Night Trap" and "Sonic the Hedgehog 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Adventures of the Little Koala", "The Simpsons", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "Doug". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Transformers", "Sylvanian Families" and "Polly Pocket".


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 January 1st, 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.

  • Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - "A Whole New World"

    "A Whole New World" by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle would go on to win a Grammy for 1993's Song of the Year.

  • 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.

  • Schindler's List

    "Schindler's List" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 27 years, 7 months and 3 days have passed since January 1st, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 53 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 1993, will be 27 years of age.
  • People born in 1993 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 725846400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 1993:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 1993, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 1993 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • Home Improvement - Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
  • Rugrats - Animated TV series about a group of toddlers.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show - Animated cartoon series.
  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.

1993 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1993.

"X-Men: The Animated Series" - "Batman: The Animated Series" - "Barney & Friends" - "Home Improvement" - "Taz-Mania" - "Doug" - "Rugrats" - "The Ren & Stimpy Show" - "Dinosaurs" - "Clarissa Explains It All" - "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" - "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - "Rosie and Jim" - "Blossom" - "The Simpsons" - "Doogie Howser, M.D." - "Saved by the Bell" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "Married... with Children" - "Pingu" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1993 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1993:

  • Action Man
  • Talkboy
  • Mighty Max
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Pogs
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:

  • New Year's Day

Weather

Weather information for January 1st, 1993:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 26.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.83 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 1st, 1993.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 1st, 1993 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 1993 is the 11th of October, 1993. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Final Fantasy V - The fifth installment in the series.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.
  • 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.
  • Wolfenstein 3D - A FPS shooter game that was developed by id Software.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 1993.

  • 10,078 days have passed since this date.
  • 870,735,600 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,015,858,200 times.
  • Since January 1st, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 449,299,569,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 145,122,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,883,262 steps. That's about 33,281 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,448,827 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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