May 1st, 1993, fell on a Saturday. It was day 121 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.
27 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since May 1st, 1993.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 1st, 1993:
Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in a suicide bombing.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1st, 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 "Indecent Proposal" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 1st, 1993 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 1993 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.
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 Indecent Proposal is at the top of the Box Office.
A civil war is continuing to rage on in the African country of Rwanda. A game called Pogs is spreading 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 watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Murder, She Wrote", "Full House" and "Rugrats". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Wolfenstein 3D", "Super Mario Kart", "Mortal Kombat" and "Final Fantasy V". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Garfield and Friends", "Clarissa Explains It All", "Home Improvement" and "Batman: The Animated Series".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Micro Machines", "The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)" and "Action Man".
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 May 1st, 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.
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" 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.
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.
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 1993 Eurovision song contest is held in Millstreet, Ireland. The host nation win the contest with the song "In Your Eyes" by Niamh Kavanagh.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
27 years, 3 months and 14 days have passed since May 1st, 1993.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1993.
Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 1st, 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 736210800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 1st, 1993:
April 4th, 1993: WrestleMania IX: Bret Hart loses to Yokozuna at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.
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 21st, 1993: Football: French side Marseille win the UEFA Champions League after defeating A.C. Milan 1-0.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 1st, 1993, will have the star sign Taurus.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
Native American Zodiac: May 1st, 1993 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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:
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of May:
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:
May Day / Labour Day (France)
International Workers' Day
Weather information for May 1st, 1993:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 53.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 14.33 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 1st, 1993.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 1st, 1993 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1st, 1993 is the 8th of February, 1994. (Rough Estimate).
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.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 1st, 1993.
9,968 days have passed since this date.
861,235,200 seconds have passed since the May 1st, 1993.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,004,774,400 times.
Since May 1st, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 444,397,363,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 143,539,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,066,227 steps. That's about 32,918 miles!
Since this date, 10,334,822 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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