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April 19th, 1993.

April 19th, 1993, was a Monday. It was day 109 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

28 years, 3 months and 13 days have passed since April 19th, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on 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.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 19th, 1993.

  • United States: Informer - Snow
  • United Kingdom: Young At Heart - Bluebells
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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 19th, 1993.

Take me back to April 19th, 1993!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 19th, 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. 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 celebrity news, "The Cosby Show" actress Lisa Bonet has officially filed for divorce from musician Lenny Kravitz. The couple had been separated since 1991. A siege between law enforcement and cult members at a compound near Waco, Texas, has ended with the loss of 76 lives. The siege had lasted for over 50 days. Live news footage of the scene showed that one of the buildings caught on fire during an assault by the FBI.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "Roseanne", "One Foot in the Grave" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Desert Strike ", "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior", "Wolfenstein 3D" and "Super Mario Kart". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Saved by the Bell", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Barney & Friends".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Transformers, Super Soaker (water gun), Mighty Max and the Talkboy.

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 19th, 1993.

  • The Waco siege ends.

    The Waco siege ends.

    On April 19th, 1993, the Waco siege came to an end after the FBI raided the ranch. During the assault, a building caught on fire. Consequently, 76 people lost their lives.

  • 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 13 days have passed since April 19th, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 19th, 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 735174000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 19th, 1993.

  • 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 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.
  • This date: April 19th, 1993
  • 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.
  • May 2nd, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.
  • May 5th, 1993: Three eight-year-old boys called Steve Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers go missing in West Memphis, Arkansas.
  • May 6th, 1993: The bodies of three missing eight-year-old boys (Steve Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers) are discovered in West Memphis, Arkansas.
  • May 7th, 1993: The song "Whoomp! (There It Is)" is released.
  • May 10th, 1993: UB40 release the song "Can't Help Falling in Love".
  • May 12th, 1993: The last episode of "The Wonder Years" is aired.
  • May 15th, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".

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 19th, 1993, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Aries is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 19th, 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 19th, 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
  • 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 19th, 1999 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 19th.

James Franco

American actor.
Born on April 19th, 1978
He turned 15 on this day in 1993.

Kate Hudson

American actress.
Born on April 19th, 1979
She turned 14 on this day in 1993.

Joe Hart

English soccer player.
Born on April 19th, 1987
He turned 6 on this day in 1993.

Loren Gray

Internet personality.
Born on April 19th, 2002
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Weather on April 19th, 1993.

Historical weather information for April 19th, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.5 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 55.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 19th, 1993.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 19th, 1993.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 19th, 1993 was most likely conceived around the 10th of July, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 19th, 1993 is close to the 27th of January, 1994.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 19th, 1993.

  • A total of 10,331 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,475 weeks have passed.
  • 892,598,400 seconds have passed since the April 19th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,041,364,800 times.
  • Since April 19th, 1993, the earth has travelled approximately 460,580,774,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 148,766,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 76,763,462 steps. That's about 34,117 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,711,181 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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