April 5th, 1993

April 5th, 1993, fell on a Monday. It was day 95 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since April 5th, 1993.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 5th, 1993:

  • Tupac Shakur is charged with assaulting rapper Chauncey Wynn.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 5th, 1993:

  • United States: Informer - Snow
  • United Kingdom: Young At Heart - Bluebells

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Cop and a Half" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is April 5th, 1993 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. 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, Young At Heart by Bluebells is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Cop and a Half 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.

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 a lot of people are currently donating money to humanitarian organizations. 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". In wrestling news, "WrestleMania IX" has just taken place at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada. WWF star Bret Hart has lost to Yokozuna in the main event. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "Family Matters", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Desert Strike ", "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior", "Super Mario Kart" and "Night Trap". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Pingu", "Married... with Children", "Garfield and Friends" and "Barney & Friends". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Transformers", "Micro Machines" and "The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)".


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 April 5th, 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.

  • The Waco siege is ongoing.

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 27 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since April 5th, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 5th, 1993, will be 27 years of age.
  • People born in 1993 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 733964400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 5th, 1993:

  • 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".
  • 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 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 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.
  • May 2nd, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 5th, 1993, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 5th, 1993 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

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
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Roseanne
  • Garfield and Friends
  • The Wonder Years
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Fireman Sam
  • Full House
  • 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.

  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 5th, 1993:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 38.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.62cm.

US President

Who was the US President on April 5th, 1993?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 5th, 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 April 5th, 1993 was probably conceived around the 26th of June, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 5th, 1993 is the 13th of January, 1994. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 5th, 1993.

  • 10,153 days have passed since this date.
  • 877,222,800 seconds have passed since the April 5th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,023,426,600 times.
  • Since April 5th, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 452,646,964,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 146,203,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 75,441,161 steps. That's about 33,529 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,526,674 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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