May 26th, 1993, was a Wednesday. It was Day 146 of 1993. The decade was the Nineties.
30 years and 12 days have passed since May 26th, 1993.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
Notable events that occurred on May 26th, 1993.
On May 26th, 1993, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "Sliver".
Let's go back in time!
The date is May 26th, 1993, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1993 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual.
Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song That's The Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, All That She Wants by Ace of Base is the number-one hit song.
Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Sliver is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet.
A civil war is taking place in the African country of Rwanda. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1980s 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. A war is continuing to rage 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 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 being referred to as "Haircutgate", with newspapers calling it the "most expensive haircut in history". 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. Meanwhile, the teen hood drama "Menace II Society" has also been released.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Conway Twitty, Dražen Petrović, Pat Nixon, and Reggie Lewis would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "In the Heat of the Night", "Family Matters", "Baywatch", and "Beavis and Butt-Head". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Paperboy", "Road Rash II", "Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing", and "Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "In Living Color", "Dinosaurs", "Rugrats", and "The Addams Family". Popular toys at the moment include Micro Machines, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, Polly Pocket, and Yo-yo.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26th, 1993.
The final episode of the sitcom "Cheers" was aired on television in late May 1993. The show had been running for nearly 11 years.
On May 12th, 1993, the final episode of coming-of-age series "The Wonder Years" was aired on television.
In May of 1993, British reggae band released their hit single "Can't Help Falling in Love". The song remained at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks.
The 1993 Eurovision song contest was held in Millstreet, Ireland. The host nation won the contest with the song "In Your Eyes" by Niamh Kavanagh.
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".
Everyone was 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.
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.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.
Music CDs started outselling cassettes and vinyl in 1993 and 1994. This marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.
"The Peacemakers" were named 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.
"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".
A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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 Genesis were the dominant video game consoles.
Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
A hand-held game 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 and information about this date:
Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 26th, 1993.
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Notable events that happened close to May 26th, 1993.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.
Television shows that people were watching in May 1993.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
1993 saw the introduction of cars such as the BMW 3 Series Compact, the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Renault Laguna, the Kia Sportage and the Lincoln Mark VIII.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1993.
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Barney & Friends
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Garfield and Friends
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1993.
Littlest Pet Shop
Teen Talk Barbie
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Cabbage Patch Kids
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1993.
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Platform game that released on the Super NES and Sega Genesis.
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.
3D rail shooter that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.
FIFA International Soccer
The first FIFA game. Released for the Sega Mega Drive.
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Basketball game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Final Fantasy V
The fifth installment in the series.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.
Super Star Wars
Action video game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Interactive movie video game that caused controversy in 1993 for its violent scenes.
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
Super Mario Kart
Go-kart racing game that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing
Boxing game that was released for the Sega Genesis and the Game Gear.
Kirby's Dream Land
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.
Ecco the Dolphin
Released on the Sega Mega Drive.
Puzzle video game that was released for the NES and the Game Boy.
Road Rash II
Racing and vehicular combat game that was released for the Sega Genesis.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Action-adventure game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released on the NES.
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 of their early childhood.
If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 26th, 1999, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26th.
Historical weather information for May 26th, 1993.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1993.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Have something to say about this date? Was it your birthday? Or perhaps you have a memory of it?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on May 26th, 1993.
This information is not transmitted to our server.
Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1993.
It looks like you have reached the end! Try searching for another date.
Check out some of the random dates below.
© 2014-2023 BestOfDate.com