August 21st, 1993, fell on a Saturday. It was day 233 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.
27 years, 6 months and 7 days have passed since August 21st, 1993.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 21st, 1993:
NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 21st, 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 21st, 1993 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The summer of 1993 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. 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 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. 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.
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. In celebrity news, Alec Baldwin and actress Kim Basinger have just been married. It has been announced that NASA has lost radio contact with its spacecraft the Mars Observer. The loss in communication occurred just days before it was due to begin entry into the planet's atmosphere.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "Full House", "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Mad About You". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Super Mario Kart", "Mortal Kombat" and "Mortal Kombat II". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Dinosaurs", "Rugrats" and "Taz-Mania".
Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga" and "Super Soaker (water gun)".
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 21st, 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.
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.
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.
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 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:
This date fell on a weekend.
27 years, 6 months and 7 days have passed since August 21st, 1993.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1993.
Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 21st, 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 745887600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 21st, 1993:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 21st, 1993?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 21st, 1993 was probably conceived around the 11th of November, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 1993 is the 31st of May, 1994. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 21st, 1993.
10,053 days have passed since this date.
868,582,800 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 1993.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,013,346,600 times.
Since August 21st, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 448,188,724,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 144,763,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,698,121 steps. That's about 33,199 miles!
Since this date, 10,422,994 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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