September 13, 1993

September 13, 1993, was a Monday. It was 30 years, 8 months, and 16 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on September 13, 1993?

  • The game "Mortal Kombat" is released on home consoles.
  • The first episode of Animaniacs is aired.
  • The first episode of the tabloid talk show "Ricki Lake" is aired on TV.
  • Nirvana release their album In Utero.

Born on September 13, 1993

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 13, 1993:

  • United States: "Dream Lover" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Mr. Vain" by Culture Beat

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 13, 1993

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
  • Can't Help Falling In Love (From "Sliver") - UB40
  • Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
  • If - Janet Jackson
  • Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Play the top singles from 1993
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1993. Take a trip back to the days of Haddaway, Meat Loaf, Ace of Base and the Urban Cookie Collective.
The Fugitive

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Fugitive" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 11,216 days ago. Approximately 374 months have passed. It was the 256th day of 1993, in week 37. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on September 13, 1993, are now 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 125 seasons of weather since this date.


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I remember playing Mortal Kombat on my Sega Genesis. The fatalities scared me as a child, lol.
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Take me back to September 13, 1993

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is September 13, 1993, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. In the United States, Labor Day of 1993 has recently come and passed. To many, this means that the summer is officially over. In America, the song "Dream Lover" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Mr. Vain" by Culture Beat is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie The Fugitive is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Matlock", "Married... with Children", "Step by Step", and "Mad About You".

Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 1980s 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. A war is continuing to rage 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.

In television news, a new children's show called the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" has recently made its debut. A new film called "True Romance", starring Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette, has recently been released in movie theaters. Meanwhile, a new sci-fi series called "The X-Files" has been aired on television for the first time. The show follows FBI agents Mulder and Scully as they investigate the paranormal.

Grunge band "Nirvana" have released their new album "In Utero". This is their third studio album and it contains songs such as "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies". A new animated series called "Animaniacs" has made its TV debut on Fox Kids. The show consists of multiple characters and mini episodes. Following the signing of the Oslo I Accord, footage of PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shaking hands in Washington is being broadcast on all major news stations. The scenes bring hope that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will come to an end.

A controversial fighting game called "Mortal Kombat" has just been released on the SNES and the SEGA Genesis. The game has received criticism because of its blood and gore. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Vincent Price, River Phoenix, Frank Zappa, and Charizma would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Ecco the Dolphin", "Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing", "Sonic the Hedgehog 2", and "Syndicate".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Blossom", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Taz-Mania", and "The Animals of Farthing Wood". Children are playing with toys such as Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, the Game Boy, and Nerf Blaster.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 13, 1993.

  • Mortal Kombat is released.

    Mortal Kombat is released

    In the autumn of 1993, the video game "Mortal Kombat" was released for home video consoles such as the SEGA Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The fighting game received criticism for its gore and violence.
  • "It's time for Animaniacs!"

    "It's time for Animaniacs!"

    On September 13th, 1993, the first episode of the cartoon series "Animaniacs" was broadcast on Fox Kids.
  • The X-Files makes its debut.

    The X-Files makes its debut

    A new sci-fi series called The X-Files made its debut on Fox in September 1993.
  • The Power Rangers.

    The Power Rangers

    The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" sprang onto our screens at the end of 1993. The show centered around Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, Billy Cranston, Kimberly Hart, and Zack Taylor—five teenagers who had to band together to fight off Rita Repulsa's invasion of Earth.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    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 common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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

    Music CDs started outselling cassettes and vinyl in 1993 and 1994. This marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.
  • The Peacemakers.

    The Peacemakers

    "The Peacemakers" were named 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.


    A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War

    A war was raging 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

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    A hand-held game 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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 13, 1993.

  • August 14, 1993: It is announced that NBA star Michael Jordan's father has been found dead in South Carolina.
  • August 18, 1993: 12-year-old Sara Ann Wood disappears while riding her bike in Frankfort, New York.
  • August 19, 1993: Actress Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin are married.
  • August 21, 1993: NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft.
  • August 24, 1993: Allegations of child sexual abuse against pop star Michael Jackson are made public.
  • August 27, 1993: The film Father Hood, starring Patrick Swayze, is released.
  • August 28, 1993: The first episode of the children's TV show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is aired.
  • August 31, 1993:
    • The album "Music Box" is released by Mariah Carey.
    • The last Russian troops leave Lithuania.
  • September 2, 1993:
    • "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam wins Video of the Year at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • Rap star Snoop Dogg is charged with murder.
  • September 3, 1993: UK politics: The UKIP party is founded.
  • September 10, 1993:
    • True Romance (1993) is released.
    • The first episode of The X-Files is aired on television.
    • The first episode of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" is aired.
  • September 12, 1993: The series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" debuts on ABC.
  • This date: September 13, 1993
  • September 15, 1993: Meat Loaf releases his single "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)".
  • September 16, 1993: The TV show "Frasier" is aired for the first time.
  • September 17, 1993: Russian troops withdraw from Poland.
  • September 18, 1993: The first episode of the animated TV series "Rocko's Modern Life" is aired.
  • September 21, 1993: Russian President Boris Yeltsin declares that the Supreme Soviet is dissolved.
  • September 22, 1993:
    • Soccer: Robbie Fowler makes his first team debut for Liverpool.
    • 47 people are killed when a train derails near Mobile, Alabama.
  • September 24, 1993: The first episode of "Boy Meets World" is aired.
  • September 25, 1993: The first episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" is aired on CBS.
  • September 26, 1993: Golf: The United States wins the 1993 Ryder Cup at The Belfry in Wishaw, England.
  • September 29, 1993: The film A Bronx Tale (1993) is released.
  • October 1, 1993:
    • Comedy movie Cool Runnings (1993) is released in cinemas.
    • The Crash Test Dummies release their single "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm".
  • October 3, 1993: The Battle of Mogadishu takes place.
  • October 4, 1993:
    • Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders the army to storm parliament.
    • 18 US soldiers and 2 UN Peacekeepers are killed during the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia.
  • October 6, 1993: Michael Jordan announces that he is retiring from basketball.
  • October 7, 1993: US President Bill Clinton announces that US troops will withdraw from Somalia.
  • October 8, 1993: Demolition Man (1993) is released in cinemas.
  • October 10, 1993: Snoop Dogg releases his debut single "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 13, 1993, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 13, 1993 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on September 13, 1993

TV audiences were watching the following shows on September 13, 1993:

TV shows from September 1993.

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
The X-Files
The X-Files
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mad About You
Mad About You
Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement

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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1993

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Living Single
Living Single
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

Toys in 1993

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Action Man
Action Man
The Talkboy
The Talkboy
Mighty Max
Mighty Max
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
California Roller Baby
California Roller Baby
X-Men Action Figures
X-Men Action Figures
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)
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1993.

Gunstar Heroes 1993
Gunstar Heroes
Mighty Final Fight 1993
Mighty Final Fight
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Mortal Kombat II 1993
Mortal Kombat II
Syndicate 1993
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind 1993
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland 1993
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Star Fox 1993
Star Fox
X-Men 1993
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
Tecmo NBA Basketball 1992
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Final Fantasy V 1992
Final Fantasy V

Were you born on September 13, 1993?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 13, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 13.

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Author Deceased
Born on September 13, 1916
He was not alive on this date.

Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen

TV journalist
Born on September 13, 1959
He turned 34 on this day in 1993.

Rex Heuermann

Rex Heuermann

Suspected serial killer
Born on September 13, 1963
He turned 30 on this day in 1993.

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

Born on September 13, 1980
He turned 13 on this day in 1993.

James Bourne

James Bourne

Born on September 13, 1983
He turned 10 on this day in 1993.



Brazilian Youtube personality
Born on September 13, 1988
He turned 5 on this day in 1993.

Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti

Born on September 13, 1996
He was born exactly 3 years after this date.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 13, 1993.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 13, 1993 was most likely conceived around December 21, 1992.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 13, 1993 is close to June 6, 1994.

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Stats for September 13, 1993


Here are some interesting statistics about September 13, 1993:

  • 11,216 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,602 weeks have passed.
  • 969,062,400 seconds have passed since September 13, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,130,572,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 500,036,198,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,510,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 83,339,366 steps. That's roughly 37,040 miles.
  • 11,628,749 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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