August 31st, 1993, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 243 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.
27 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since August 31st, 1993.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 31st, 1993:
The album "Music Box" is released by Mariah Carey.
The last Russian troops leave Lithuania.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 1993:
United States: Can't Help Falling In Love - UB40
United Kingdom: Mr. Vain - Culture Beat
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 31st, 1993 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. 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, Mr. Vain by Culture Beat 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. 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 currently shocked by recent news reports that pop icon Michael Jackson is currently under investigation for child sexual abuse. In response to the claims, Jackson has labelled them as "extortion".
In television news, a new children's show called the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" has recently made its debut. Singer Mariah Carey has just released her new album "Music Box". The album contains songs such as "Dreamlover" and "Hero". In Europe, the last Russian troops in the former Soviet state of Lithuania have left the country.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Melrose Place", "Mad About You" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Desert Strike
", "Night Trap" and "Syndicate". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Roseanne", "Rosie and Jim", "Dinosaurs" and "Home Improvement".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Yo-yo", "The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)" and "Mighty Max".
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 31st, 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.
The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" spring onto our screens when teenagers Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, Billy Cranston, Kimberly Hart and Zack Taylor band together to fight off Rita Repulsa's invasion of Earth.
Basic facts and information about this date:
27 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since August 31st, 1993.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1993.
Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 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 746751600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 1993:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 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 31st, 1993 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 1993 is the 10th of June, 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.
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1993.
9,946 days have passed since this date.
859,338,000 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 1993.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,002,561,000 times.
Since August 31st, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 443,418,408,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 143,223,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 73,903,068 steps. That's about 32,846 miles!
Since this date, 10,312,056 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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