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April 1st, 1993.

April 1st, 1993, was a Thursday. It was day 91 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

28 years, 3 months and 29 days have passed since April 1st, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Informer - Snow
  • United Kingdom: Oh Carolina - Shaggy
Play the top hits from 1993.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1993. Take a trip back to the days of Haddaway, Meat Loaf, Ace of Base and the Urban Cookie Collective.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" was at the top of the box office on April 1st, 1993.

Take me back to April 1st, 1993!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 1st, 1993 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. It is April Fool's Day, which means that people are playing practical jokes on one another.

The summer of 1993 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Informer by Snow is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Oh Carolina by Shaggy is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III 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. At a compound in Waco, Texas, a standoff is still ongoing between the FBI and a religious sect called the Branch Davidians.

In Ireland, American woman Annie McCarrick has recently gone missing under suspicious circumstances. The New York Times has recently published Kevin Carter's photograph of a starving child being stalked by a vulture in Sudan. There have been strong reactions to the image and a lot of people are currently donating money to humanitarian organizations. In France, Édouard Balladur has been elected as the new Prime Minister.

The 65th Academy Awards have just been held in Los Angeles. The western film "Unforgiven" (1992) has won "Best Picture", while Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) and Emma Thompson (Howards End) have both picked up the top award for their acting performances. Tributes are pouring in for actor Brandon Lee, who has tragically passed away at the age of 28. Lee died after he was accidentally shot while filming a scene for the movie "The Crow". On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Family Matters", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Martin".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Desert Strike ", "Wolfenstein 3D" and "Sonic the Hedgehog 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Blossom", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "The Ren & Stimpy Show" and "Batman: The Animated Series". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Jenga, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, Pogs and Teen Talk Barbie.

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 April 1st, 1993.

  • The Waco siege is ongoing.

    The Waco siege is ongoing.

    During this period, the Waco siege was ongoing in Texas. The siege started after the ATF attempted to raid the ranch and arrest cult leader David Koresh.

  • 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 Saturn 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.

  • 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 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 29 days have passed since April 1st, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 13 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 1st, 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 733618800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 1st, 1993.

  • 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.
  • March 31st, 1993: Actor Brandon Lee dies after being accidentally shot while filming a scene for the movie "The Crow".
  • This date: April 1st, 1993
  • April 3rd, 1993: The 1993 Grand National ends in shambles after 30 of the 39 runners carry on racing after a false start.
  • April 4th, 1993: WrestleMania IX: Bret Hart loses to Yokozuna at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.
  • April 4th, 1993: Wrestling: Commentator Jim Ross makes his TV debut for the WWF.
  • April 5th, 1993: Tupac Shakur is charged with assaulting rapper Chauncey Wynn.
  • April 19th, 1993: The Waco siege ends after the FBI launches an assault on the ranch. 76 people are killed when one of the buildings becomes engulfed in flames.
  • April 20th, 1993: NFL: Joe Montana is traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • April 21st, 1993: Football: French side Marseille win the UEFA Champions League after defeating A.C. Milan 1-0.
  • April 22nd, 1993: Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racially-motivated attack by a group of white youths in Eltham, London.
  • April 24th, 1993: The IRA detonate a truck bomb in Bishopsgate, London.
  • April 27th, 1993: The Zambian national football team dies in a plane crash.
  • May 1st, 1993: Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in a suicide bombing.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 1st, 1993, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: April 1st, 1993 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.
  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
  • Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.

Kid's TV shows on April 1st, 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
  • 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
  • Teen Talk Barbie
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Pogs
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Lego Pirates
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Game Boy
  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers

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 April 1st, 1999 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 1st.

Otto von Bismarck

President of Prussia. Deceased
Born on April 1st, 1815
He was not alive on this date.

Susan Boyle

Singer.
Born on April 1st, 1961
She turned 32 on this day in 1993.

Phillip Schofield

TV presenter.
Born on April 1st, 1962
He turned 31 on this day in 1993.

Chris Evans

English TV presenter.
Born on April 1st, 1966
He turned 27 on this day in 1993.

Rachel Maddow

TV host.
Born on April 1st, 1973
She turned 20 on this day in 1993.

Randy Orton

Wrestler.
Born on April 1st, 1980
He turned 13 on this day in 1993.

Johnny May

Rugby player.
Born on April 1st, 1990
He turned 3 on this day in 1993.

Logan Paul

Youtuber.
Born on April 1st, 1995
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of April.

  • April Fools' Day
  • Islamic Republic Day (Iran)

Weather on April 1st, 1993.

Historical weather information for April 1st, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 14.99cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 21.59cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 1st, 1993.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 1st, 1993.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 1st, 1993 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of June, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 1st, 1993 is close to the 9th of January, 1994.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 10,347 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,478 weeks have passed.
  • 893,980,800 seconds have passed since the April 1st, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,042,977,600 times.
  • Since April 1st, 1993, the earth has travelled approximately 461,294,092,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 148,996,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 76,882,349 steps. That's about 34,170 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,727,770 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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