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February 26th, 1993.

February 26th, 1993, was a Friday. It was day 57 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

28 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since February 26th, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On this day.

What happened on February 26th, 1993?

  • Seven people are killed when a bomb is detonated under the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 26th, 1993.

  • United States: I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • United Kingdom: No Limit - No Unlimited
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Groundhog Day" was at the top of the box office on February 26th, 1993.

Take me back to February 26th, 1993!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is February 26th, 1993 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, No Limit by No Unlimited is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Groundhog Day 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. 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. People are currently shocked by the recent murder of 2-year-old James Bulger in Merseyside, England. Two 10-year-old boys called Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, who are currently being referred to as Child A and Child B, have since been charged with the crime. Last week, they were remanded in custody to await trial. In Canada, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has just announced his resignation.

The world of soccer is paying tribute to English football legend Bobby Moore, who has recently passed away at the age of 51 from cancer. In New York City, a recent terrorist bombing underneath the North Tower of the World Trade Center has left seven people dead, including an unborn baby. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Full House", "Family Matters" and "One Foot in the Grave".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Ecco the Dolphin", "Super Mario Kart", "Final Fantasy V" and "FIFA International Soccer". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Roseanne", "Rugrats" and "X-Men: The Animated Series". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Transformers, Polly Pocket, Pogs and Littlest Pet Shop.

News topics, fads & culture.

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 February 26th, 1993.

  • The murder of James Bulger.

    The murder of James Bulger.

    During this time, Britain was in shock following the murder of a 2-year-old boy called James Bulger. Bulger, who was from Merseyside in England, was abducted and then tortured by two 10-year-old boys called Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.

  • 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.

  • 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 Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • 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.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    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.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 28 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since February 26th, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 26th, 1993, will be 28 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1993 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 730684800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 26th, 1993.

  • January 27th, 1993: Wrestler Andre the Giant dies of congested heart failure at the age of 46.
  • January 31st, 1993: Super Bowl XXVII: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills by 52-17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California/.
  • January 31st, 1993: Michael Jackson performs at the Super Bowl XXVII halftime show.
  • January 31st, 1993: The Buffalo Bills become the first team to lose three consecutive Super Bowls.
  • February 3rd, 1993: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) is released.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 26th, 1993
  • February 28th, 1993: The Waco Siege begins when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents raid David Koresh's compound in Waco, Texas.
  • March 4th, 1993: The auditions that started The Spice Girls begin at the Danceworks studios in Balderton Street, London.
  • March 4th, 1993: Mohammed A. Salameh is arrested on suspicion of carrying out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
  • March 8th, 1993: The first episode of "Beavis and Butt-head" is aired.
  • March 10th, 1993: Wrestler Dino Bravo is shot dead at his home in Laval, Canada.
  • March 10th, 1993: Dr. David Gunn is murdered by anti-abortionist Michael F. Griffin outside of his clinic in Florida.
  • March 13th, 1993: The Great Blizzard of 1993 strikes the eastern coast of the United States.
  • March 25th, 1993: Four Catholics, including one IRA volunteer, are murdered by the Ulster Defence Association in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • March 26th, 1993: Irish crime: 26-year-old American woman Annie McCarrick is last seen alive at a post office in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow..
  • March 26th, 1993: The New York Times publishes Kevin Carter's photograph of a starving child being stalked by a vulture in Sudan.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 1993, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 1993 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Baywatch - Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on February 26th, 1993.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1993.

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

  • Action Man
  • The 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
  • The Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • FIFA International Soccer - The first FIFA game. Released for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • 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.

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.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out February 26th, 1999 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 26th of February.

Weather on February 26th, 1993.

Historical weather information for February 26th, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 18.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.22 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 26th, 1993.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 26th, 1993.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 26th, 1993 was most likely conceived around the 19th of May, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 1993 is close to the 6th of December, 1993.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 26th, 1993.

  • A total of 10,334 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,476 weeks have passed.
  • 892,854,000 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,041,663,000 times.
  • Since February 26th, 1993, the earth has travelled approximately 460,712,664,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 148,809,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 76,785,444 steps. That's about 34,127 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,714,248 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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