July 26, 1993

July 26, 1993, was a Monday. It was 30 years, 10 months, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.


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Song charts

Popular songs

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

  • United States: "Can't Help Falling In Love" by UB40
  • United Kingdom: "Pray" by Take That

The music charts on July 26, 1993

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Can't Help Falling In Love (From "Sliver") - UB40
  • Weak - SWV
  • Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
  • That's The Way Love Goes - Janet Jackson
  • Knockin' Da Boots - H-Town
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.
Poetic Justice

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Poetic Justice".


This date was 11,282 days ago. Approximately 376 months have passed. It was the 207th day of 1993, in week 30. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 125 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to July 26, 1993

Let's go back to the nineties.

It is Monday, July 26, 1993. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 1993 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Can't Help Falling In Love" by UB40 is at the top of the singles charts, while "Pray" by Take That is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Poetic Justice 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. The films "Free Willy", "Coneheads" and "Hocus Pocus" have all recently been released in movie theaters.

In Cape Town, South Africa, eleven people have been killed in a terrorist attack by the APLA. The attack happened when four members of the APLA opened fire on a congregation inside St James Church in Kenilworth. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Vincent Price, River Phoenix, Frank Zappa, and Charizma would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "Married... with Children", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Night Trap", "Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland", "Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind", and "Syndicate". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Full House", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", "Goof Troop", and "Batman: The Animated Series". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Sylvanian Families, the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, and Mighty Max.


News, nostalgia, and fads

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

  • Coneheads.


    People were heading to their local movie theaters to watch a new comedy film called Coneheads.
  • 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

    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 July 26, 1993.

  • June 28, 1993: Serial killer Joel Rifkin is arrested on Long Island, New York.
  • June 29, 1993: Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. releases his debut single "Party and Bullshit".
  • July 13, 1993: Chipotle Mexican Grill is founded in Denver, Colorado.
  • July 16, 1993:
    • The horror comedy film Hocus Pocus (1993) is released in cinemas.
    • The film "Free Willy" is released in movie theaters.
    • Soccer: Peter Beardsley re-signs for Newcastle United.
  • July 19, 1993: FBI Director William Sessions is fired by US President Bill Clinton after he refuses to step down over allegations of "ethical improprieties".
  • July 23, 1993:
    • The comedy movie Coneheads (1993) is released.
    • The film "Poetic Justice", starring Janet Jackson and rapper Tupac Shakur, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 25, 1993:
    • The South African terrorist group APLA kills 11 people in an attack in Kenilworth, Cape Town.
    • Seven-Day War: Israel launches a week-long attack against Lebanon named Operation Accountability.
  • This date: July 26, 1993
  • July 27, 1993:
    • Microsoft releases the "Windows NT 3.1" operating system.
    • NBA player Reggie Lewis dies from a heart defect at the age of 27.
    • Mariah Carey releases the single "Dreamlover".
  • July 28, 1993: The comedy / spoof movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) is released in cinemas.
  • July 29, 1993: Ukrainian-American John Demjanjuk is acquitted by the Israeli Supreme Court of being a Nazi death camp guard.
  • August 2, 1993: Katheryne Eggleston (22) goes missing in Portland, Oregon.
  • August 6, 1993: The Fugitive (1993) is released in movie theaters.
  • August 9, 1993: Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda Harvey are divorced.
  • August 10, 1993: American lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court.
  • August 13, 1993: 130 people are killed when the Royal Plaza Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, collapses.
  • August 14, 1993: It is announced that NBA star Michael Jordan's father has been found dead in South Carolina.
  • August 18, 1993: 12-year-old Sara Ann Wood disappears while riding her bike in Frankfort, New York.
  • August 19, 1993: Actress Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin are married.
  • August 21, 1993: NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
  • August 24, 1993: Allegations of child sexual abuse against pop star Michael Jackson are made public.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 26, 1993, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 26, 1993 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1993

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

TV shows from July 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 July 26, 1993

If you were a kid on July 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 July 1993.

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Mortal Kombat II 1993
Mortal Kombat II
Syndicate 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

Were you born on July 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 July 26, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

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

Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick

Film director Deceased
Born on July 26, 1928
He turned 65 on this day in 1993.

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger

Born on July 26, 1943
He turned 50 on this day in 1993.

Kiki Camarena

Kiki Camarena

DEA agent Deceased
Born on July 26, 1947
He was not alive on this date.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Born on July 26, 1959
He turned 34 on this day in 1993.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Born on July 26, 1964
She turned 29 on this day in 1993.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham

Born on July 26, 1967
He turned 26 on this day in 1993.

Kendall Francois

Kendall Francois

Serial killer Deceased
Born on July 26, 1971
He turned 22 on this day in 1993.

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Born on July 26, 1973
She turned 20 on this day in 1993.

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister
Born on July 26, 1980
She turned 13 on this day in 1993.

Jimmy Karz

Jimmy Karz

Born on July 26, 1984
He turned 9 on this day in 1993.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 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 July 26, 1993 was most likely conceived around November 2, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 26, 1993 is close to April 18, 1994.

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Stats for July 26, 1993


Here are some interesting statistics about July 26, 1993:

  • 11,282 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,611 weeks have passed.
  • 974,764,800 seconds have passed since July 26, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,137,225,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 502,978,636,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,460,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 83,829,773 steps. That's roughly 37,258 miles.
  • 11,697,178 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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