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July 22nd, 1993.

July 22nd, 1993, was a Thursday. It was day 203 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years, 10 months and 21 days have passed since July 22nd, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 1993.

  • United States: Weak - SWV
  • United Kingdom: Pray - Take That
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Firm" was at the top of the box office on July 22nd, 1993.

Take me back to July 22nd, 1993!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 22nd, 1993 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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, Pray by Take That 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.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. A civil war is currently taking place in the African country of Rwanda. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s 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.

In Europe, a war is continuing to rage on 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. The films "Free Willy" and "Hocus Pocus" have just been released in movie theaters. In music news, rock band "Rage Against the Machine" have recently sparked controversy by staging a nude protest at the Lollapalooza concert in Philadelphia. The band's protest was in response to their song "Killing in the Name" being banned from radio stations.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Seinfeld", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "The Ren & Stimpy Show" and "Batman: The Animated Series". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat", "FIFA International Soccer", "Syndicate" and "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "Full House", "The Simpsons" and "Clarissa Explains It All".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Yo-yo, G.I. Joe (figures) and the Talkboy.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 22nd, 1993.

  • Free Willy.

    Free Willy.

    The family drama film "Free Willy" was showing at movie theaters in July and August of 1993. The film starred Jason Richter as Jesse - A foster boy who befriends a captive orca named Willy.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, 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 a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were 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.

    In 1993 and 1994, music CDs were beginning to outsell cassettes and vinyl. This transition marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.

  • The Peacemakers.

    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.

  • 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.

    Pogs.

    During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world.

  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War.

    During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on 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 Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • Early 1990s Fashion.

    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 Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games 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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 27 years, 10 months and 21 days have passed since July 22nd, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 22nd, 1993, will be 27 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1993 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 743295600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 22nd, 1993.

  • June 22nd, 1993: US president Bill Clinton nominates Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the Supreme Court.
  • June 24th, 1993: Homosexuality is decriminalized in Ireland.
  • June 24th, 1993: Northern Ireland Minister Michael Mates resigns over his links to fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir.
  • 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.
  • June 29th, 1993: Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. releases his debut single "Party and Bullshit".
  • July 13th, 1993: Chipotle Mexican Grill is founded in Denver, Colorado.
  • 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 16th, 1993: Soccer: Peter Beardsley re-signs for Newcastle United.
  • This date: July 22nd, 1993
  • 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 27th, 1993: NBA player Reggie Lewis dies from a heart defect at the age of 27.
  • 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.
  • August 18th, 1993: 12-year-old Sara Ann Wood disappears while riding her bike in Frankfort, New York.
  • August 19th, 1993: Actress Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin are married.
  • August 21st, 1993: NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 22nd, 1993, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Cancer is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 22nd, 1993 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Baywatch - Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 22nd, 1993.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1993.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1993.

  • Action Man
  • The 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
  • The Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Action game developed by SEGA.
  • 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.
  • Desert Strike - Shoot 'em up game where the player controls an Apache helicopter.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 22nd, 1999 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 22nd of July.

Weather on July 22nd, 1993.

Historical weather information for July 22nd, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 68.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.5 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 22nd, 1993.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 1993.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 22nd, 1993 was most likely conceived around the 12th of October, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 22nd, 1993 is close to the 1st of May, 1994.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 22nd, 1993.

  • A total of 10,187 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,455 weeks have passed.
  • 880,156,800 seconds have passed since the July 22nd, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,026,849,600 times.
  • Since July 22nd, 1993, the earth has travelled approximately 454,160,908,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 146,692,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 75,693,485 steps. That's about 33,642 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,561,882 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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