The 15th of May, 1993, fell on a Saturday. Day 135 of 1993. Decade: 1990s.
26 years, 8 months and 13 days have passed since the 15th of May, 1993.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 15th of May, 1993:
Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th of May, 1993:
United States: Informer - Snow
United Kingdom: Five Live (EP) - George Michael & Queen with Lisa Stansfield
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Dave" 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 15th 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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of May:
15th of May, 1969: American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States
15th of May, 1972: Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.
15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 15th of May, 1993.
9,754 days have passed since this date.
842,749,200 seconds have passed since the 15th of May, 1993.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 983,207,400 times.
Since the 15th of May, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 434,858,587,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 140,458,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,476,431 steps. That's about 32,212 miles!
Since this date, 10,112,990 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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