May 21st, 1993, fell on a Friday. It was day 141 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.
27 years, 5 months and 6 days have passed since May 21st, 1993.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 21st, 1993:
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 21st, 1993:
United States: That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
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 "Sliver" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 21st, 1993 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The summer of 1993 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen with Lisa Stansfield is the number one hit song.
Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Sliver is at the top of the Box Office. A civil war is currently taking place in the African country of Rwanda. 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. In the United States, media outlets are reporting that two runways at Los Angeles International Airport were shut down for an hour so that US President Bill Clinton could land and get a haircut. The controversy is currently being referred to as "Haircutgate", with newspapers calling it the "most expensive haircut in history".
In music news, Ireland have just won the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest with "In Your Eyes" by Niamh Kavanagh. This is the second year in a row that Ireland have won. In television news, the last episode of American sitcom "Cheers" has just been aired. The series had been running on NBC since 1982. In soccer, Arsenal have recently won the FA Cup after beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in a replay in extra added time. The deciding goal came from defender Andrew Linighan in the 119th minute. The comedy film "Hot Shots! Part Deux", starring Charlie Sheen, has just been released in movie theaters.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Family Matters", "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Mad About You". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior", "Mortal Kombat", "Night Trap" and "FIFA International Soccer". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rosie and Jim", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Rugrats" and "Barney & Friends".
Popular toys include the likes of "Transformers", "Yo-yo", "G.I. Joe (figures)" and "Nerf Blaster".
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 21st, 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.
Bill Clinton's haircut.
On the 13th of May, 1993, U.S. President Bill Clinton received a haircut while he was on board Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport. The media falsely reported that two runways had been shut down for an hour, resulting in "the most expensive haircut in history." The incident was referred to by some as "Haircutgate".
Basic facts and information about this date:
27 years, 5 months and 6 days have passed since May 21st, 1993.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1993.
Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 21st, 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 737938800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 21st, 1993:
April 21st, 1993: Football: French side Marseille win the UEFA Champions League after defeating A.C. Milan 1-0.
June 11th, 1993: The movie Jurassic Park (1993) is released in movie theaters.
June 18th, 1993: The movie Last Action Hero (1993), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in cinemas. .
June 20th, 1993: The Chicago Bulls win the 1993 NBA Finals after they defeat the Phoenix Suns 4-2.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 21st, 1993, will have the star sign Gemini.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
Native American Zodiac: May 21st, 1993 falls under the Deer.
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" - "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 21st of May:
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.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
- Shoot 'em up game where the player controls an Apache helicopter.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 21st, 1993.
10,021 days have passed since this date.
865,818,000 seconds have passed since the May 21st, 1993.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,010,121,000 times.
Since May 21st, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 446,762,088,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 144,303,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,460,348 steps. That's about 33,093 miles!
Since this date, 10,389,816 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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