August 1, 1993

August 1, 1993, was a Sunday. It was 30 years, 10 months, and 14 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.


Born on August 1, 1993

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1, 1993:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 1, 1993

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Can't Help Falling In Love (From "Sliver") - UB40
  • Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
  • Weak - SWV
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
  • Slam - Onyx
Play the top singles 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.
Rising Sun

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Rising Sun" was at the top of the box office on August 1, 1993.


This date occurred 11,276 days ago. Approximately 376 months have passed. It was the 213th day of 1993, in week 30. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on August 1, 1993, are now 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 125 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 1, 1993

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is August 1, 1993, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

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 Rising Sun is at the top of the box office.

John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Matlock", "Full House", "Dinosaurs", and "Mad About You". 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 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. In technology news, Microsoft has just released its new operating system "Windows NT 3.1". The comedy films "Coneheads" and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" have both been released in movie theaters.

In Israel, Ukrainian-American John Demjanjuk has recently been acquitted by the Supreme Court of being a Nazi death camp guard. His acquittal has come on the back of new evidence that casts doubt over the claim that he is "Ivan the Terrible". Five years ago, Demjanjuk had been found guilty and sentenced to death. 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. People are playing video games such as "Yoshi", "Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins", "Final Fantasy V", and "Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Full House", "In Living Color", "Home Improvement", and "Goof Troop". Children are playing with toys such as Sylvanian Families, Lego Pirates, Pogs / Milkcaps, and Teen Talk Barbie.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 1, 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 1, 1993.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 1, 1993
  • 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.
  • August 27, 1993: The film Father Hood, starring Patrick Swayze, is released.
  • August 28, 1993: The first episode of the children's TV show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is aired.
  • August 31, 1993:
    • The album "Music Box" is released by Mariah Carey.
    • The last Russian troops leave Lithuania.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1, 1993 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in August 1993

Television shows that people were watching in August 1993:

TV shows from August 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 1993

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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

Toys in 1993

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 August 1993.

Mighty Final Fight 1993
Mighty Final Fight
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

Were you born on August 1, 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 August 1, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 1.

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia

Guitarist Deceased
Born on August 1, 1942
He turned 51 on this day in 1993.

Tommy Bolin

Tommy Bolin

American guitarist Deceased
Born on August 1, 1951
He was not alive on this date.

Chuck D

Chuck D

Born on August 1, 1960
He turned 33 on this day in 1993.

Micheál Martin

Micheál Martin

Irish politician
Born on August 1, 1960
He turned 33 on this day in 1993.



Rapper Deceased
Born on August 1, 1963
He turned 30 on this day in 1993.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

Born on August 1, 1979
He turned 14 on this day in 1993.

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger

German soccer player
Born on August 1, 1984
He turned 9 on this day in 1993.

Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic

Serbian soccer player
Born on August 1, 1988
He turned 5 on this day in 1993.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 1, 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 August 1, 1993 was most likely conceived around November 8, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1, 1993 is close to April 24, 1994.

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Stats for August 1, 1993


Here are some interesting statistics about August 1, 1993:

  • 11,276 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,610 weeks have passed.
  • 974,246,400 seconds have passed since August 1, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,136,620,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 502,711,142,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,374,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 83,785,190 steps. That's roughly 37,238 miles.
  • 11,690,957 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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