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July 17th, 1993

July 17th, 1993, fell on a Saturday. It was day 198 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years, 3 months and 12 days have passed since July 17th, 1993.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1993:

  • United States: Weak - SWV
  • United Kingdom: Dreams - Gabrielle

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Firm" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 17th, 1993 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Weak by SWV is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Dreams by Gabrielle is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Firm 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. The films "Free Willy" and "Hocus Pocus" have just been released in movie theaters.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Full House", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Home Improvement" and "Batman: The Animated Series". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat", "Night Trap", "Final Fantasy V" and "Syndicate". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Full House", "Fireman Sam", "Blossom" and "The Adventures of Pete & Pete".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Polly Pocket", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Mighty Max".


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 July 17th, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 27 years, 3 months and 12 days have passed since July 17th, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 28 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 17th, 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 742863600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 17th, 1993:

  • 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.
  • June 24th, 1993: Homosexuality is decriminalized in Ireland.
  • June 25th, 1993: The movie Sleepless in Seattle (1993) is released.
  • June 25th, 1993: The movie Dennis the Menace (1993) is released.
  • June 25th, 1993: Kim Campbell becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada.
  • July 16th, 1993: The horror comedy film Hocus Pocus (1993) is released in cinemas.
  • July 16th, 1993: The film "Free Willy" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 23rd, 1993: The comedy movie Coneheads (1993) is released.
  • July 23rd, 1993: The film "Poetic Justice", starring Janet Jackson and rapper Tupac Shakur, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 25th, 1993: The South African terrorist group APLA kills 11 people in an attack in Kenilworth, Cape Town.
  • July 27th, 1993: Microsoft releases the "Windows NT 3.1" operating system.
  • July 28th, 1993: The comedy / spoof movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) is released in cinemas.
  • July 29th, 1993: Ukrainian-American John Demjanjuk is acquitted by the Israeli Supreme Court of being a Nazi death camp guard.
  • August 6th, 1993: The Fugitive (1993) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 9th, 1993: Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda Harvey are divorced.
  • August 13th, 1993: 130 people are killed when the Royal Plaza Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, collapses.
  • August 14th, 1993: It is announced that NBA star Michael Jordan's father has been found dead in South Carolina.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 17th, 1993, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 17th, 1993 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

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.
  • 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" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "Married... with Children" - "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)
  • The 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 17th of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 17th, 1993:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.5 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 17th, 1993.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 17th, 1993 was probably conceived around the 7th of October, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 17th, 1993 is the 26th of April, 1994. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Mortal Kombat II - Sequel of the arcade fighting game. Developed by Midway Games.
  • Syndicate - Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 17th, 1993.

  • 9,966 days have passed since this date.
  • 861,066,000 seconds have passed since the July 17th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,004,577,000 times.
  • Since July 17th, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 444,310,056,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 143,511,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,051,676 steps. That's about 32,912 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,332,792 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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