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January 31st, 1993.

January 31st, 1993, was a Sunday. It was day 31 of 1993. The decade was the Nineties.

29 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since January 31st, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

Events that occurred.

Notable events that occurred on January 31st, 1993.

  • The Buffalo Bills become the first team to lose three consecutive Super Bowls.
  • Michael Jackson performs at the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show.
  • Super Bowl XXVII: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills by 52-17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Song charts

Popular songs.

On January 31st, 1993, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

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

The record charts on January 31st, 1993.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • If I Ever Fall In Love - Shai
  • In The Still Of The Nite (From "The Jacksons") - Boyz II Men
  • Saving Forever For You (From "Beverly Hills, 90210") - Shanice
  • Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect
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Aladdin

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Aladdin".

Take me back to January 31st, 1993!

Let's go back in time!

The date is January 31st, 1993, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 Aladdin is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister.

Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is. 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. Meanwhile, in technology news, a relatively new storage format called the CD is beginning to outpace the regular cassette tape in music sales. The disc-based format gives listeners the ability to skip between songs instead of having to manually rewind and forward. 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. In US politics, Bill Clinton has recently been inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States. Wrestling fans are mourning the death of Andre the Giant, who recently passed away from congested heart failure at the age of 46.

The Dallas Cowboys have just won Super Bowl XXVII after beating the Buffalo Bills by 52-17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This is the third year in a row that the Buffalo Bills have lost the Super Bowl. Pop star Michael Jackson performed at the halftime show. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bobby Moore, Brandon Lee, Conway Twitty and Dražen Petrović would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Full House", "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Mad About You".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project", "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", "Yoshi" and "Super Star Wars". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Fireman Sam", "Saved by the Bell", "The Simpsons" and "Clarissa Explains It All". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Micro Machines, Teen Talk Barbie and the Talkboy.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 31st, 1993.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    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".

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    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.

  • 1993 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1993?

    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 movies.

    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.

  • Best football players 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.

  • Schindler's List.

    Schindler's List.

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

  • Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl.

    Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    "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".

  • Pogs.

    Pogs.

    During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world. By 1995, it had become a fully-blown craze.

  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War.

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

  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo.

    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.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    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.

    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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    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.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held game 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 29 years, 7 months and 29 days have passed since January 31st, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 31st, 1993 will be 29 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1993 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 728438400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around January 31st, 1993.

  • January 1st, 1993: Czechoslovakia is dissolved. Czech Republic and Slovakia become independent nations.
  • January 2nd, 1993: Whitney Houston releases her new song "I'm Every Woman".
  • January 3rd, 1993: The first episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" is aired.
  • January 3rd, 1993: NFL: The Buffalo Bills overcome a 32-point deficit to defeat the Houston Oilers.
  • January 6th, 1993: Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev dies from AIDS at the age of 54.
  • January 11th, 1993: The first episode of the WWF's Monday Night Raw is aired.
  • January 12th, 1993: Irish politics: Fianna Fail leader Albert Reynolds becomes the new Taoiseach.
  • January 15th, 1993: The movie Alive (1993) is released.
  • January 20th, 1993: Actress Audrey Hepburn passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • January 20th, 1993: Bill Clinton is inaugurated as the 42nd President of the United States.
  • January 24th, 1993: US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall dies at the age of 84.
  • January 27th, 1993: Wrestler Andre the Giant dies of congested heart failure at the age of 46.
  • This date: January 31st, 1993
  • February 3rd, 1993: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) is released.
  • February 10th, 1993: Michael Jackson speaks about the abuse he received from his father during a 90-minute interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • February 12th, 1993: Groundhog Day (1993) is released.
  • February 12th, 1993: The murder of 2-year-old James Bulger occurs.
  • February 14th, 1993: Missing two-year-old James Bulger is found murdered in Merseyside, Liverpool.
  • February 14th, 1993: Former English footballer Bobby Moore has announced that he is suffering from from bowel and liver cancer.
  • February 15th, 1993: The album "Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z..." is released by 2Pac.
  • February 20th, 1993: Two 10-year-old boys called Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are charged with the murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Merseyside, England.
  • February 24th, 1993: Former English footballer Bobby Moore passes away.
  • February 26th, 1993: Seven people are killed when a bomb is detonated under the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
  • February 28th, 1993: The Waco Siege begins when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents raid David Koresh's compound in Waco, Texas.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 31st, 1993, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 31st, 1993 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

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Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1993.

TV shows from January, 1993.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.

Mad About You
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.

Martin
Martin
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.

Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Soap drama.

Baywatch
Baywatch
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.

Step by Step
Step by Step
American television sitcom.

Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
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
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

Cars in 1993.

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.

Cars in 1993.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 31st, 1993.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1993.

The Animals of Farthing Wood
The Animals of Farthing Wood

X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

The Addams Family
The Addams Family

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series

Goof Troop
Goof Troop

Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends

Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Taz-Mania
Taz-Mania

Doug
Doug

Rugrats
Rugrats

The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs

Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Explains It All

The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim

Blossom
Blossom

Art Attack
Art Attack

In Living Color
In Living Color

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

Pingu
Pingu

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1993.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1993.

Action Man
Action Man

The Talkboy
The Talkboy

Mighty Max
Mighty Max

Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop

Teen Talk Barbie
Teen Talk Barbie

Nerf Blaster
Nerf Blaster

Pogs / Milkcaps
Pogs / Milkcaps

Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

The Game Boy
The Game Boy

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1993.

Tecmo NBA Basketball 1992
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Basketball game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Final Fantasy V 1992
Final Fantasy V
The fifth installment in the series.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 1992
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.

Super Star Wars 1992
Super Star Wars
Action video game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Night Trap 1992
Night Trap
Interactive movie video game that caused controversy in 1993 for its violent scenes.

Mortal Kombat 1992
Mortal Kombat
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.

Super Mario Kart 1992
Super Mario Kart
Go-kart racing game that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing 1992
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing
Boxing game that was released for the Sega Genesis and the Game Gear.

Kirby's Dream Land 1992
Kirby's Dream Land
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.

Ecco the Dolphin 1992
Ecco the Dolphin
Released on the Sega Mega Drive.

Yoshi 1992
Yoshi
Puzzle video game that was released for the NES and the Game Boy.

Road Rash II 1992
Road Rash II
Racing and vehicular combat game that was released for the Sega Genesis.

Wolfenstein 3D 1992
Wolfenstein 3D
A FPS shooter game that was developed by id Software.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1992
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 1992
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
An arcade game that was released by Capcom.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project 1992
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released on the NES.

Desert Strike
 1992
Desert Strike
Shoot 'em up game where the player controls an Apache helicopter.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1993.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

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Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 31st.

Jackie Robinson

Baseball player. Deceased
Born on January 31st, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

Justin Timberlake

Singer.
Born on January 31st, 1981
He turned 12 on this day in 1993.

Gemma Collins

English media personality.
Born on January 31st, 1981
She turned 12 on this day in 1993.

Josh Richards

TikTok user.
Born on January 31st, 2002
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Weather details

Weather on January 31st, 1993.

Historical weather information for January 31st, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.06 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 6.1cm. It was a windy day.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
USA

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 31st, 1993.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 31st, 1993.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 31st, 1993 was most likely conceived around May 10th, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 31st, 1993 is close to October 24th, 1993.

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Stats for January 31st, 1993

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 31st, 1993.

  • A total of 10,834 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,547 weeks have passed.
  • 936,054,000 seconds have passed since the January 31st, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,092,063,000 times.
  • Since January 31st, 1993, the Earth has travelled approximately 483,003,864,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 156,009,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,500,644 steps. That's about 35,778 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,232,648 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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