October 8th, 1993

October 8th, 1993, fell on a Friday. It was day 281 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

26 years, 9 months and 30 days have passed since October 8th, 1993.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 8th, 1993:

  • Demolition Man (1993) is released in cinemas.

Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Barbara Palvin: Hungarian model.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1993:

  • United States: Dream Lover - Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: Boom Shake The Room - Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Malice" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 8th, 1993 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Dream Lover by Mariah Carey is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Boom Shake The Room by Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Malice is at the top of the Box Office. A game called Pogs is spreading 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.

The popular "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" have recently sprung onto our television sets. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Matlock", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Frasier". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Mortal Kombat", "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master" and "Myst".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "Dinosaurs". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Transformers", "Super Soaker (water gun)" 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 October 8th, 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.

  • Power Rangers

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 26 years, 9 months and 30 days have passed since October 8th, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 8th, 1993, will be 26 years of age.
  • People born in 1993 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 750034800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 8th, 1993:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8th, 1993, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 8th, 1993 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Walker, Texas Ranger - Starring Chuck Norris.
  • Boy Meets World - A sitcom that revolves around the life of a boy called Cory Matthews.
  • Frasier - Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
  • The X-Files - Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - A group of teenagers transform into a team of superheroes.
  • 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.

1993 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1993.

"Rocko's Modern Life" - "Biker Mice from Mars" - "Tales from the Cryptkeeper" - "Animaniacs" - "Bill Nye the Science Guy" - "Living Single" - "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 8th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 8th, 1993:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.2 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 19 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 8th, 1993.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 8th, 1993 was probably conceived around the 29th of December, 1992. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 1993 is the 18th of July, 1994. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • NBA Jam - Basketball arcade game.
  • Myst - Puzzle adventure game that was released for the Macintosh.
  • Gunstar Heroes - Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 8th, 1993.

  • 9,800 days have passed since this date.
  • 846,720,000 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 987,840,000 times.
  • Since October 8th, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 436,907,520,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 141,120,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,817,920 steps. That's about 32,364 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,160,640 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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