January 1st, 1993, was a Friday. It was day 1 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.
29 years and 16 days have passed since January 1st, 1993.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
What happened on January 1st, 1993?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1993.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Aladdin" was at the top of the box office on January 1st, 1993.
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 1st, 1993.
During the mid-1990s, kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".
During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
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.
In 1993, the best NBA players were Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Mark Price, Dominique Wilkins, Larry Johnson, Patrick Ewing, John Stockton, Joe Dumars, Scottie Pippen, Derrick Coleman, David Robinson, Tim Hardaway and Dražen Petrović.
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.
In 1993, the best soccer players would have been Roberto Baggio, Dennis Bergkamp, Eric Cantona, Alen Bokšić, Michael Laudrup, Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Emil Kostadinov, Stéphane Chapuisat and Ryan Giggs.
"Schindler's List" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.
In 1993 and 1994, music CDs were beginning to outsell cassettes and vinyl. This transition marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.
"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.
"A Whole New World" by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle won a Grammy for 1993's Song of the Year. The track was released for Disney's 1992 animated feature film "Aladdin".
During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world. By 1995, it had become a fully-blown craze.
During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In August of 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System hit the shelves. In the first half of the 1990s, the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis were the dominant video game consoles.
During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
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.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, a hand-held games console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 1993.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
American soap opera.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
1993 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW 3 Series Compact, the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Renault Laguna, the Kia Sportage and the Lincoln Mark VIII.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1993.
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
The Addams Family
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Barney & Friends
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Saved by the Bell
Garfield and Friends
The Wonder Years
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Adventures of the Little Koala
Married... with Children
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1993.
Littlest Pet Shop
Teen Talk Barbie
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Cabbage Patch Kids
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Basketball game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Final Fantasy V
The fifth installment in the series.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.
Super Star Wars
Action video game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Interactive movie video game that caused controversy in 1993 for its violent scenes.
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
Super Mario Kart
Go-kart racing game that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing
Boxing game that was released for the Sega Genesis and the Game Gear.
Kirby's Dream Land
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.
Ecco the Dolphin
Released on the Sega Mega Drive.
Puzzle video game that was released for the NES and the Game Boy.
Road Rash II
Racing and vehicular combat game that was released for the Sega Genesis.
A FPS shooter game that was developed by id Software.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Action-adventure game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released on the NES.
Shoot 'em up game where the player controls an Apache helicopter.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
Light gun shooter game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 1st.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January.
Historical weather information for January 1st, 1993.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 1st, 1993.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1993.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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