May 26, 1993

May 26, 1993, was a Wednesday. It was 31 years and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on May 26, 1993:

  • Menace II Society (1993) is released.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 26, 1993, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base

The music charts on May 26, 1993

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
  • Freak Me - Silk
  • Knockin' Da Boots - H-Town
  • Love Is (From "Beverly Hills, 90210") - Vanessa Williams/Brian McKnight
  • Nuthin' But A "G" Thang - Dr. Dre
Play the top songs from 1993
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1993. Take a trip back to the days of Haddaway, Meat Loaf, Ace of Base and the Urban Cookie Collective.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Sliver".


This date was 11,348 days ago. Approximately 378 months have passed. It was the 146th day of 1993, in week 21. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 31 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 126 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 26, 1993

Let's go back to the nineties.

It is Wednesday, May 26, 1993. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 1993 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. 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, while "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base is the number-one song in the UK.

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 "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Seinfeld", "Baywatch", and "Melrose Place". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Road Rash II", "Ecco the Dolphin", "Kirby's Dream Land", and "Super Mario Kart".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mr. Bean", "Art Attack", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", and "Dinosaurs". Popular toys at the moment include the Easy-Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kids, Fear Street books, and the Talkboy.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26, 1993.

  • The final episode of "Cheers" is aired.

    The final episode of "Cheers" is aired

    The final episode of the sitcom "Cheers" was aired on television in late May 1993. The show had been running for nearly 11 years.
  • The Wonder Years comes to an end.

    The Wonder Years comes to an end

    On May 12th, 1993, the final episode of coming-of-age series "The Wonder Years" was aired on television.
  • "But I can't help falling in love with you."

    "But I can't help falling in love with you."

    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.
  • Eurovision 1993.

    Eurovision 1993

    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 are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    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".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    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.
  • 1993 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1993?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1993?

    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.
  • 1993 in movies.

    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.
  • Best football players in 1993.

    Best football players in 1993

    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.

    Schindler's List

    "Schindler's List" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.
  • Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl.

    Music CDs begin to outsell cassettes and vinyl

    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.

    The Peacemakers

    "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.
  • Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - "A Whole New World"

    Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - "A Whole New World"

    "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".
  • Pogs.


    A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War

    A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The Super Nintendo.

    The Super Nintendo

    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.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    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.

    Early 1990s fashion

    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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    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.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 26, 1993.

  • April 27, 1993: The Zambian national football team dies in a plane crash.
  • May 1, 1993: Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in a suicide bombing.
  • May 2, 1993: Football: Manchester United win their first league title in 26 years.
  • May 5, 1993: Three eight-year-old boys called Steve Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers go missing in West Memphis, Arkansas.
  • May 6, 1993: The bodies of three missing eight-year-old boys (Steve Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers) are discovered in West Memphis, Arkansas.
  • May 7, 1993: The song "Whoomp! (There It Is)" is released.
  • May 10, 1993: UB40 release the song "Can't Help Falling in Love".
  • May 12, 1993: The last episode of "The Wonder Years" is aired.
  • May 15, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
  • May 20, 1993:
    • The final episode of "Cheers" is aired.
    • FA Cup Final 1993: Arsenal defeat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • May 21, 1993: Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) is released.
  • May 22, 1993: The first episode of "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" is aired.
  • This date: May 26, 1993
  • May 28, 1993:
    • The movie Cliffhanger (1993), starring Sylvester Stallone, is released in cinemas.
    • The movie Super Mario Bros. (1993) is released.
  • June 1, 1993: Soul Asylum releases their song "Runaway Train".
  • June 5, 1993:
    • Mariah Carey marries Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola.
    • American country singer Conway Twitty dies at the age of 59.
  • June 7, 1993:
    • Croatian NBA player Drazen Petrovic dies in a car accident.
    • Singer "Prince" changes his name to a symbol.
  • June 10, 1993: 2Pac releases the single "I Get Around".
  • June 11, 1993: The movie Jurassic Park (1993) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 18, 1993: The movie Last Action Hero (1993), starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is released in cinemas.
  • June 20, 1993: The Chicago Bulls win the 1993 NBA Finals after they defeat the Phoenix Suns 4-2.
  • June 22, 1993:
    • US president Bill Clinton nominates Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court.
    • Former First Lady of the United States, Pat Nixon, passes away at the age of 81.
  • June 24, 1993:
    • Homosexuality is decriminalized in Ireland.
    • Northern Ireland Minister Michael Mates resigns over his links to fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir.
  • June 25, 1993:
    • The movie Sleepless in Seattle (1993) is released.
    • The movie Dennis the Menace (1993) is released.
    • Kim Campbell becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26, 1993, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26, 1993 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1993

In May 1993, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 1993.

Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mad About You
Mad About You
Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters

Cars in 1993

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.

Cars in 1993.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 26, 1993

If you were a kid on May 26, 1993, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

The Animals of Farthing Wood
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

The Addams Family
The Addams Family
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Goof Troop
Goof Troop
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Home Improvement
Home Improvement

Popular toys and games in 1993

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Action Man
Action Man
The Talkboy
The Talkboy
Mighty Max
Mighty Max
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
California Roller Baby
California Roller Baby
X-Men Action Figures
X-Men Action Figures
Teen Talk Barbie
Teen Talk Barbie
Nerf Blaster
Nerf Blaster
Pogs / Milkcaps
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 1993.

Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind 1993
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland 1993
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Star Fox 1993
Star Fox
X-Men 1993
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
Tecmo NBA Basketball 1992
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Final Fantasy V 1992
Final Fantasy V
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 1992
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Super Star Wars 1992
Super Star Wars
Night Trap 1992
Night Trap
Mortal Kombat 1992
Mortal Kombat

Were you born on May 26, 1993?

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 26, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26.

John Wayne

John Wayne

Actor Deceased
Born on May 26, 1907
He was not alive on this date.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Musician Deceased
Born on May 26, 1926
He was not alive on this date.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

British politician
Born on May 26, 1949
He turned 44 on this day in 1993.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

Born on May 26, 1964
He turned 29 on this day in 1993.

Ashley Massaro

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 26, 1979
She turned 14 on this day in 1993.

Aaron Chalmers

Aaron Chalmers

TV personality
Born on May 26, 1987
He turned 6 on this day in 1993.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 26, 1993.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 26, 1993 was most likely conceived around September 2, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26, 1993 is close to February 16, 1994.

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Stats for May 26, 1993


Here are some interesting statistics about May 26, 1993:

  • 11,348 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,621 weeks have passed.
  • 980,467,200 seconds have passed since May 26, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,143,878,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 505,921,075,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,411,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 84,320,179 steps. That's roughly 37,476 miles.
  • 11,765,606 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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