October 23, 1993

October 23, 1993, was a Saturday. It was 30 years, 7 months, and 28 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.


Born on October 23, 1993

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On October 23, 1993, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Dream Lover" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Relight My Fire" by Take That & Lulu

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 23, 1993

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
  • Just Kickin' It - Xscape
  • I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
  • All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
  • The River Of Dreams - Billy Joel
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 Beverly Hillbillies

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Beverly Hillbillies".


This date occurred 11,198 days ago. Approximately 373 months have passed. It was the 296th day of 1993, in week 42. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on October 23, 1993, are now 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 124 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 23, 1993

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is October 23, 1993, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. Halloween 1993 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations.

In America, the song "Dream Lover" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Relight My Fire" by Take That & Lulu is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie The Beverly Hillbillies 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", "Baywatch", "Mad About You", and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman". 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 music news, singer Mariah Carey has released her new single "Hero". In baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays have just won the 1993 World Series for the second time in two years after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies by four games to two.

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 "Kirby's Dream Land", "Night Trap", "X-Men", and "Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Fireman Sam", "The Simpsons", and "Boy Meets World".

Children are playing with toys such as Cabbage Patch Kids, G.I. Joe (figures), Teen Talk Barbie, and Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 23, 1993.

  • Snoop Dogg makes his debut.

    Snoop Dogg makes his debut

    It was around this time that West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg released his debut single, "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)".
  • Michael Jordan retires.

    Michael Jordan retires

    On October 6th, 1993, Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan announced that he was retiring from basketball.
  • 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.
  • 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 October 23, 1993.

  • 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?)".
  • October 18, 1993: Mariah Carey releases her single "Hero".
  • This date: October 23, 1993
  • October 25, 1993: Actor Vincent Price passes away from lung cancer at the age of 82.
  • October 29, 1993: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) is released in cinemas.
  • October 31, 1993: Actor River Phoenix dies from a drug overdose at the age of 23.
  • November 1, 1993:
    • The European Union is founded.
    • Swedish pop group Ace of Base release their song "The Sign".
  • November 3, 1993: The first episode of "The Nanny", starring Fran Drescher, is aired on television.
  • November 4, 1993: Liberal Party leader Jean Chrétien becomes the new Prime Minister of Canada.
  • November 5, 1993: RoboCop 3 (1993) is released.
  • November 6, 1993: Boxing: Evander Holyfield defeats Riddick Bowe in a highly-anticipated rematch.
  • November 8, 1993: Celine Dion releases the song "The Power of Love".
  • November 9, 1993: The Wu-Tang Clan release their debut studio album.
  • November 10, 1993: Business magnate Ross Perot and Vice President Al Gore hold a debate about NAFTA on Larry King Live.
  • November 15, 1993: Famous case: Long Island auto body shop owner Joey Buttafuoco is sentenced to six months in prison for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher.
  • November 17, 1993: The US House of Representatives approves the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • November 18, 1993: Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain makes one of his last televised performances on MTV Unplugged.
  • November 19, 1993: Addams Family Values (1993) is released.
  • November 20, 1993: 115 people die after Avioimpex Flight 110 crashes near Ohrid in Macedonia.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 23, 1993, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1993 was the year of the Rooster (Yin Water).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 23, 1993 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1993

In October 1993, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from October 1993.

Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
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

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 October 1993

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

Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Biker Mice from Mars

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
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

Toys in 1993

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Power Rangers figures
Matchbox Car Wash
Matchbox Car Wash
Magna Doodle
Magna Doodle
Nerf Arrowstorm
Nerf Arrowstorm
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1993.

NBA Jam 1993
Myst 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

Were you born on October 23, 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 October 23, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 23.



Brazilian soccer player Deceased
Born on October 23, 1940
He turned 53 on this day in 1993.

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic

Born on October 23, 1959
He turned 34 on this day in 1993.

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Television host
Born on October 23, 1959
She turned 34 on this day in 1993.

Robert Trujillo

Robert Trujillo

Born on October 23, 1964
He turned 29 on this day in 1993.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Born on October 23, 1976
He turned 17 on this day in 1993.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

Born on October 23, 1986
She turned 7 on this day in 1993.

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg

Born on October 23, 1998
She was born exactly 5 years after this date.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 23, 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 October 23, 1993 was most likely conceived around January 30, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23, 1993 is close to July 16, 1994.

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Stats for October 23, 1993


Here are some interesting statistics about October 23, 1993:

  • 11,198 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,599 weeks have passed.
  • 967,507,200 seconds have passed since October 23, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,128,758,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 499,233,715,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,251,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 83,205,619 steps. That's roughly 36,980 miles.
  • 11,610,086 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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