October 26th, 1993, was a Tuesday. It was Day 299 of 1993. The decade was the Nineties.
29 years, 11 months, and 8 days have passed since October 26th, 1993.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.
On October 26th, 1993, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "The Beverly Hillbillies".
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 26th, 1993.
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 "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 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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.
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" 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.
"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".
A game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world in 1993. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
A war was raging in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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.
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 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.
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.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
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.
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Notable events that happened close to October 26th, 1993.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in October 1993.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1993.
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
The Addams Family
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Barney & Friends
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Garfield and Friends
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1993.
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Matchbox Car Wash
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
California Roller Baby
X-Men Action Figures
Teen Talk Barbie
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 1993.
Basketball arcade game.
Puzzle adventure game.
Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
Mighty Final Fight
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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.
Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Platform game that released on the Super NES and Sega Genesis.
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.
3D rail shooter that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.
FIFA International Soccer
The first FIFA game. Released for the Sega Mega Drive.
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Basketball game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Final Fantasy V
The fifth installment in the series.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.
Super Star Wars
Action video game that was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Interactive movie video game that caused controversy in 1993 for its violent scenes.
Arcade fighting game released by Acclaim Entertainment.
Evander Holyfield's Real Deal Boxing
Boxing game that was released for the Sega Genesis and the Game Gear.
Kirby's Dream Land
Platform game that was released for the Game Boy.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 26th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of October.
Historical weather information for October 26th, 1993.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 26th, 1993.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about October 26th, 1993.
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