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August 18th, 1993.

August 18th, 1993, was a Wednesday. It was day 230 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

28 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since August 18th, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 18th, 1993?

  • 12-year-old Sara Ann Wood disappears while riding her bike in Frankfort, New York.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 18th, 1993.

  • United States: Can't Help Falling In Love - UB40
  • United Kingdom: Living On My Own - Freddie Mercury

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 18th, 1993.

The top five songs from 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 hits from 1993.
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Rising Sun

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Rising Sun" was at the top of the box office on August 18th, 1993.

Take me back to August 18th, 1993!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 18th, 1993 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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, Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury 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 the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is. 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. A new thriller called "The Fugitive" has just been released in movie theaters. The movie, which stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, follows the story of a man who has escaped custody after being framed for the murder of his wife. In Thailand, 130 people have tragically lost their lives following the collapse of the Royal Plaza Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima.

News has recently come to light that the father of NBA star Michael Jordan has been found murdered in South Carolina. The body of 57-year-old James Jordan was discovered earlier this month in a creek. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Vincent Price, River Phoenix, Frank Zappa and Bill Hicks would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Home Improvement", "Step by Step", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Beavis and Butt-Head".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", "Kirby's Dream Land", "Sonic the Hedgehog 2" and "Mighty Final Fight". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Fireman Sam", "In Living Color", "X-Men: The Animated Series" and "The Animals of Farthing Wood". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Polly Pocket, Yo-yo, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Mighty Max.

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 August 18th, 1993.

  • Coneheads.

    Coneheads.

    The comedy film "Coneheads" hit the big screen at the end of July, 1993.

  • 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. By 1995, it had become a fully-blown craze.

  • 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 Genesis were the dominant video game consoles.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • 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.

  • 28 years, 3 months and 15 days have passed since August 18th, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 18th, 1993, will be 28 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1993 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 745628400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 18th, 1993.

  • July 19th, 1993: FBI Director William Sessions is fired by US President Bill Clinton after he refuses to step down over allegations of "ethical improprieties".
  • 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 25th, 1993: Seven-Day War: Israel launches a week-long attack against Lebanon named Operation Accountability.
  • 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 10th, 1993: American lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg is sworn in as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 18th, 1993
  • August 19th, 1993: Actress Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin are married.
  • August 21st, 1993: NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
  • August 24th, 1993: Allegations of child sexual abuse against pop star Michael Jackson are made public.
  • August 28th, 1993: The first episode of the children's TV show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is aired.
  • August 31st, 1993: The album "Music Box" is released by Mariah Carey.
  • August 31st, 1993: The last Russian troops leave Lithuania.
  • September 2nd, 1993: "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam wins Video of the Year at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 2nd, 1993: Rap star Snoop Dogg is charged with murder.
  • September 3rd, 1993: UK politics: The UKIP party is founded.
  • September 10th, 1993: True Romance (1993) is released.
  • September 10th, 1993: The first episode of The X-Files is aired on television.
  • September 10th, 1993: The first episode of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" is aired.
  • September 12th, 1993: The series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" debuts on ABC.
  • September 13th, 1993: Nirvana release their album In Utero.
  • September 13th, 1993: The first episode of Animaniacs is aired.
  • September 13th, 1993: The game "Mortal Kombat" is released on home consoles.
  • September 15th, 1993: Meat Loaf releases his single "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)".
  • September 16th, 1993: The TV show "Frasier" is aired for the first time.
  • September 17th, 1993: Russian troops withdraw from Poland.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 18th, 1993, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 18th, 1993 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.

TV shows from August, 1993.

Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.

Mad About You
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.

Martin
Martin
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.

Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Soap drama.

Baywatch
Baywatch
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.

Step by Step
Step by Step
American television sitcom.

Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

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.

Kids' TV shows on August 18th, 1993.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1993.

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

Taz-Mania
Taz-Mania

Doug
Doug

Rugrats
Rugrats

The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show

Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs

Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Explains It All

The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim

Blossom
Blossom

Art Attack
Art Attack

In Living Color
In Living Color

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Popular toys and games in 1993.

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

Action Man
Action Man

The Talkboy
The Talkboy

Mighty Max
Mighty Max

Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop

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)

The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear

G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

The Game Boy
The Game Boy

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Mighty Final Fight 1993
Mighty Final Fight
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Action game developed by SEGA.

Mortal Kombat II 1993
Mortal Kombat II
Sequel of the arcade fighting game. Developed by Midway Games.

Syndicate 1993
Syndicate
Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.

Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind 1993
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Platform game that released on the Super NES and Sega Genesis.

Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland 1993
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.

Star Fox 1993
Star Fox
3D rail shooter that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

X-Men 1993
X-Men
Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.

FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
The first FIFA game. Released for the Sega Mega Drive.

Tecmo NBA Basketball 1992
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Basketball game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Final Fantasy V 1992
Final Fantasy V
The fifth installment in the series.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 1992
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.

Super Star Wars 1992
Super Star Wars
Action video game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Night Trap 1992
Night Trap
Interactive movie video game that caused controversy in 1993 for its violent scenes.

Mortal Kombat 1992
Mortal Kombat
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.

Super Mario Kart 1992
Super Mario Kart
Go-kart racing game that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing 1992
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing
Boxing game that was released for the Sega Genesis and the Game Gear.

Kirby's Dream Land 1992
Kirby's Dream Land
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.

Ecco the Dolphin 1992
Ecco the Dolphin
Released on the Sega Mega Drive.

Yoshi 1992
Yoshi
Puzzle video game that was released for the NES and the Game Boy.

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 August 18th, 1999 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 18th.

Patrick Swayze

Actor. Deceased
Born on August 18th, 1952
He turned 41 on this day in 1993.

Edward Norton

Actor.
Born on August 18th, 1969
He turned 24 on this day in 1993.

Christian Slater

Actor.
Born on August 18th, 1969
He turned 24 on this day in 1993.

Weather on August 18th, 1993.

Historical weather information for August 18th, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 21.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.22 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 18th, 1993.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 18th, 1993.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 18th, 1993 was most likely conceived around November 25th, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 18th, 1993 is close to May 11th, 1994.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 18th, 1993.

  • A total of 10,333 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,476 weeks have passed.
  • 892,774,800 seconds have passed since the August 18th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,041,570,600 times.
  • Since August 18th, 1993, the earth has travelled approximately 460,671,796,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 148,795,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 76,778,633 steps. That's about 34,124 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,713,298 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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