1st of May, 1993

The 1st of May, 1993, fell on a Saturday. Day 121 of 1993. Decade: 1990s.

26 years, 9 months and 27 days have passed since the 1st of May, 1993.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 1st of May, 1993:

  • Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in a suicide bombing.


Music Singles

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

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 the 1st of May, 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.

  • 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.

  • Kids' TV - 1993.

    Children in 1993 would have been watching TV shows such as Doug, Home Improvement, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Barney & Friends, Martin, Full House, Bananas in Pyjamas, Roseanne, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", Animaniacs, Biker Mice from Mars, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Max, Rocko's Modern Life, Boy Meets World and The Animals of Farthing Wood.

  • Eurovision 1993

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 26 years, 9 months and 27 days have passed since the 1st of May, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 1st of May, 1993, will be 26 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 the 1st of May, 1993:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 1st of May, 1993, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 1st of May, 1993 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

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.
  • Barney & Friends - Children's TV show about a talking dinosaur called Barney.
  • 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.

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)
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:

  • May Day / Labour Day (France)
  • International Workers' Day

Weather

Weather information for the 1st of May, 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.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 1st of May, 1993 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of May, 1993 is the 8th of February, 1994. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.
  • 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.

1st of May

Events that have occurred on the 1st of May:

  • 1st of May, 1949: The state of Israel is recognized.
  • 1st of May, 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
  • 1st of May, 1999: The body of English mountaineer George Mallory is discovered on Mount Everest, 75 years after he went missing.
  • 1st of May, 1999: The first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is aired.
  • 1st of May, 2003: Iraq War: US President George Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech.
  • 1st of May, 1976: FA Cup Final 1976: A goal from Bobby Stokes helps Southampton secure a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
  • 1st of May, 1981: The horror movie Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) is released.
  • 1st of May, 1996: The song Mysterious Girl is released by Peter Andre.
  • 1st of May, 1997: UK politics: The Conservative Party suffer a huge defeat at the hands of the Labour Party in the 1997 United Kingdom general election.
  • 1st of May, 1997: The Tamagotchi is released outside of Japan.
  • 1st of May, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • 1st of May, 2006: Rapper Big Hawk is shot dead in Houston, Texas.
  • 1st of May, 2009: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) is released.
  • 1st of May, 2015: The release date for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • 1st of May, 2015: The Expo 2015 begins in Milan, Italy.
  • 1st of May, 2020: The movie "Black Widow (2020)" is released.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of May, 1993.

  • 9,799 days have passed since this date.
  • 846,637,200 seconds have passed since the 1st of May, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 987,743,400 times.
  • Since the 1st of May, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 436,864,795,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 141,106,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,810,799 steps. That's about 32,360 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,159,646 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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