August 18th, 1993

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

27 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 18th, 1993.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 18th, 1993:

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


Music Singles

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

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 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. In Europe, a war is continuing to rage on in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Family Matters", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" and "Mad About You". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior", "Sonic the Hedgehog 2", "Mortal Kombat II" and "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Rosie and Jim", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "Home Improvement". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Polly Pocket", "Yo-yo", "Pogs" and "Littlest Pet Shop".


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 18th, 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.

  • Pogs

    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.

    "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

    "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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 27 years, 3 months and 5 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 27 years of age.
  • 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:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 18th, 1993 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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:

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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of August:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on August 18th, 1993?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 18th, 1993?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 18th, 1993 was probably conceived around the 8th of November, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 18th, 1993 is the 28th of May, 1994. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 9,959 days have passed since this date.
  • 860,461,200 seconds have passed since the August 18th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,003,871,400 times.
  • Since August 18th, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 443,997,979,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 143,410,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 73,999,663 steps. That's about 32,889 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,325,534 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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