January 20th, 1993

January 20th, 1993, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 20 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

28 years, 0 months and 2 days have passed since January 20th, 1993.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 20th, 1993:

  • Bill Clinton is inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States.
  • Actress Audrey Hepburn passes away after a battle with cancer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 20th, 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 "A Few Good Men" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 20th, 1993 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie A Few Good Men is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. A civil war is currently taking place in the African country of Rwanda.

In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s are still in vogue. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment. Grunge fashion has also become mainstream, popularizing band t-shirts, ripped jeans, mom jeans and Doc Martens. In Europe, a war is continuing to rage on in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A playing discs game called "Pogs" is currently spreading in popularity 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. Despite announcing their separation over a month ago, details about the break-up of Princess Diana and Prince Charles are still receiving widespread media attention. Recently, transcripts of an explicit phone call between Prince Charles and Camilla Shand became front page news all across the world. In celebrity news, singer Bobby Brown has just been cited by police in Augusta, Georgia, USA for simulating a sex act onstage. The citation comes at a time when Brown and his wife Whitney Houston are expecting their first child.

A new survival drama film called "Alive" has just been released in movie theaters. The movie tells the story about the Uruguayan rugby team's plane crash in the Andes in 1972. Technology company IBM has just announced a massive $8 billion USD loss for 1992. In the Middle East, US forces have fired cruise missiles at a number of factories in Baghdad, Iraq. The factories are believed to be linked to an illegal nuclear weapons program.

Tributes are pouring in for actress Audrey Hepburn, who recently passed away at the age of 63 after a short battle with abdominal cancer. In US politics, Bill Clinton has recently been inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Wonder Years", "Saved by the Bell", "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior", "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" and "Final Fantasy V". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Adventures of the Little Koala", "Doogie Howser, M.D." and "Rosie and Jim". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Sylvanian Families", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Mighty Max".


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 20th, 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.

  • Best football players in 1993.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1993?

    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.

  • 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:

  • 28 years, 0 months and 2 days have passed since January 20th, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 20th, 1993, will be 28 years of age.
  • People born in 1993 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 727488000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 20th, 1993:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 20th, 1993, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 20th, 1993 falls under the Otter.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

1993 - Kid's TV

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

  • The Animals of Farthing Wood
  • 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

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.
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
  • Desert Strike - Shoot 'em up game where the player controls an Apache helicopter.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 20th, 1993:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 29.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.56 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on January 20th, 1993?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 20th, 1993?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 20th, 1993 was probably conceived around the 12th of April, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 20th, 1993 is the 30th of October, 1993. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 20th, 1993.

  • 10,229 days have passed since this date.
  • 883,785,600 seconds have passed since the January 20th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,031,083,200 times.
  • Since January 20th, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 456,033,369,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 147,297,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 76,005,562 steps. That's about 33,780 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,605,427 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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