August 9th, 1993, fell on a Monday. It was day 221 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.
27 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since August 9th, 1993.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 9th, 1993:
Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda Harvey are divorced.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 9th, 1993:
United States: Can't Help Falling In Love - UB40
United Kingdom: Pray - Take That
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Rising Sun" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 9th, 1993 and it's a Monday. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40 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 Rising Sun is at the top of the Box Office. In Europe, a war is continuing to rage on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A game called Pogs is spreading 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Dinosaurs" and "Mad About You".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat", "Night Trap", "Final Fantasy V" and "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "Clarissa Explains It All", "Rugrats" and "The Animals of Farthing Wood". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Micro Machines", "Pogs", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Talkboy".
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 August 9th, 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.
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" 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" 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 and information about this date:
27 years, 1 months and 13 days have passed since August 9th, 1993.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1993.
Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 9th, 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 744850800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 9th, 1993:
July 16th, 1993: The horror comedy film Hocus Pocus (1993) is released in cinemas.
September 2nd, 1993: "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam wins Video of the Year at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 9th, 1993, will have the star sign Leo.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
Native American Zodiac: August 9th, 1993 falls under the Salmon.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
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:
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 9th of August:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 9th, 1993.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 9th, 1993 was probably conceived around the 30th of October, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 9th, 1993 is the 19th of May, 1994. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 9th, 1993.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to August 9th, 1993. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 9th, 1993.
9,906 days have passed since this date.
855,878,400 seconds have passed since the August 9th, 1993.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 998,524,800 times.
Since August 9th, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 441,633,254,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 142,646,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 73,605,542 steps. That's about 32,714 miles!
Since this date, 10,270,541 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
A list of random dates that you might be interested in: