April 3, 1993

April 3, 1993, was a Saturday. It was 31 years and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 1993?

  • The 1993 Grand National ends in shambles after 30 of the 39 runners carry on racing after a false start.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3, 1993:

  • United States: "Informer" by Snow
  • United Kingdom: "Oh Carolina" by Shaggy

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 1993

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Informer - Snow
  • Freak Me - Silk
  • Nuthin' But A "G" Thang - Dr. Dre
  • I Have Nothing - Whitney Houston
  • Don't Walk Away - Jade
Play the top singles 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.
Cop and a Half

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Cop and a Half" was at the top of the box office on April 3, 1993.


This date occurred 11,336 days ago. Approximately 378 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 1993, in week 13. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on April 3, 1993, are now 31 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 126 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to April 3, 1993

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 1993, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 1993 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song "Informer" by Snow is at the top of the singles charts, while "Oh Carolina" by Shaggy is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Cop and a Half is at the top of the box office.

John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Wonder Years", "Roseanne", "Baywatch", and "Mad About You". Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet.

A civil war is taking place in the African country of Rwanda. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1980s 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. A war is continuing to rage 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. 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 many people are 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". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Conway Twitty, Dražen Petrović, Pat Nixon, and Reggie Lewis would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Paperboy", "Wolfenstein 3D", "Kirby's Dream Land", and "Star Fox". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Round the Twist", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Batman: The Animated Series", and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper". Children are playing with toys such as Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Sylvanian Families, Micro Machines, and the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 1993.

  • The Waco siege is ongoing.

    The Waco siege is ongoing

    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

    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 common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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

    Music CDs started outselling cassettes and vinyl in 1993 and 1994. This marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.
  • The Peacemakers.

    The Peacemakers

    "The Peacemakers" were named 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.


    A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War

    A war was raging 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

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 3, 1993.

  • March 4, 1993:
    • The auditions that started The Spice Girls begin at the Danceworks studios in Balderton Street, London.
    • Mohammed A. Salameh is arrested on suspicion of carrying out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
  • March 8, 1993: The first episode of "Beavis and Butt-head" is aired.
  • March 10, 1993:
    • Wrestler Dino Bravo is shot dead at his home in Laval, Canada.
    • Dr. David Gunn is murdered by anti-abortionist Michael F. Griffin outside of his clinic in Florida.
  • March 13, 1993: The Great Blizzard of 1993 strikes the eastern coast of the United States.
  • March 20, 1993: Two children are killed after the IRA detonates two bombs inside litter bins in Warrington, England.
  • March 25, 1993: Four Catholics, including one IRA volunteer, are murdered by the Ulster Defence Association in Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • March 26, 1993:
    • Irish crime: 26-year-old American woman Annie McCarrick is last seen alive at a post office in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow..
    • The New York Times publishes Kevin Carter's photograph of a starving child being stalked by a vulture in Sudan.
  • March 31, 1993: Actor Brandon Lee dies after being accidentally shot while filming a scene for the movie "The Crow".
  • This date: April 3, 1993
  • April 4, 1993:
    • WrestleMania IX: Bret Hart loses to Yokozuna at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.
    • Wrestling: Commentator Jim Ross makes his TV debut for the WWF.
  • April 5, 1993:
    • Tupac Shakur is charged with assaulting rapper Chauncey Wynn.
    • R.E.M. release their single "Everybody Hurts".
  • April 11, 1993: Hundreds of prisoners begin rioting at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.
  • April 16, 1993: SWV release the song "Weak".
  • April 19, 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 20, 1993:
    • NFL: Joe Montana is traded to the Kansas City Chiefs.
    • Janet Jackson releases the song "That's the Way Love Goes".
  • April 21, 1993: Football: French side Marseille win the UEFA Champions League after defeating A.C. Milan 1-0.
  • April 22, 1993: Black teenager Stephen Lawrence is murdered in a racially-motivated attack by a group of white youths in Eltham, London.
  • April 24, 1993: The IRA detonate a truck bomb in Bishopsgate, London.
  • April 27, 1993: The Zambian national football team dies in a plane crash.
  • May 1, 1993: Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in a suicide bombing.
  • May 2, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 1993, will have the star sign Aries.
  • 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 3, 1993 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in April 1993

Television shows that people were watching in April 1993:

TV shows from April 1993.

Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mad About You
Mad About You
Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 1993

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1993

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Action Man
Action Man
The Talkboy
The Talkboy
Mighty Max
Mighty Max
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
California Roller Baby
California Roller Baby
X-Men Action Figures
X-Men Action Figures
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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 1993.

Star Fox 1993
Star Fox
X-Men 1993
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
Tecmo NBA Basketball 1992
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Final Fantasy V 1992
Final Fantasy V
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 1992
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Super Star Wars 1992
Super Star Wars
Night Trap 1992
Night Trap
Mortal Kombat 1992
Mortal Kombat
Super Mario Kart 1992
Super Mario Kart
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing 1992
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing

Were you born on April 3, 1993?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 3, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He turned 69 on this day in 1993.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Born on April 3, 1958
He turned 35 on this day in 1993.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Born on April 3, 1961
He turned 32 on this day in 1993.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He turned 29 on this day in 1993.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Born on April 3, 1986
She turned 7 on this day in 1993.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 3, 1993.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 3, 1993 was most likely conceived around July 11, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 1993 is close to December 25, 1993.

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Stats for April 3, 1993


Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 1993:

  • 11,336 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,619 weeks have passed.
  • 979,430,400 seconds have passed since April 3, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,142,668,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 505,386,086,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,238,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 84,231,014 steps. That's roughly 37,436 miles.
  • 11,753,165 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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