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October 31st, 1993.

October 31st, 1993, was a Sunday. It was day 304 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years, 6 months and 6 days have passed since October 31st, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on October 31st, 1993?

  • Actor River Phoenix dies from a drug overdose at the age of 23.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1993.

  • United States: Dream Lover - Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: I'd Do Anything For Love - Meat Loaf

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Beverly Hillbillies" was at the top of the box office on October 31st, 1993.

Take me back to October 31st, 1993!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 31st, 1993 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and horror movies are being shown on TV.

In America, the song Dream Lover by Mariah Carey is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, I'd Do Anything For Love by Meat Loaf is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Beverly Hillbillies is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s 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. 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. 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. Actor Vincent Price, who was best known for starring in horror films, has passed away from lung cancer at the age of 82. Most recently, Price had played a role in Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" (1990). A stop-motion dark comedy film called "The Nightmare Before Christmas" has just been released in movie theaters.

Meanwhile, controversial rap star Tupac Shakur has recently been charged with the shooting of two off-duty policemen in Atlanta, Georgia. Tributes are currently pouring in for actor River Phoenix, who has died from a drugs overdose at the age of 23. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "Matlock", "Blossom" and "Rugrats".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Sonic the Hedgehog 2", "FIFA International Soccer", "Mortal Kombat II" and "Myst". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Garfield and Friends", "Clarissa Explains It All", "Barney & Friends" and "X-Men: The Animated Series". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Transformers, the Game Boy, Yo-yo and Littlest Pet Shop.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 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.

  • Pogs.

    During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 27 years, 6 months and 6 days have passed since October 31st, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 31st, 1993, will be 27 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1993 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 752025600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 31st, 1993.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 31st, 1993, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 31st, 1993 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 31st, 1993.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1993.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1993.

  • Action Man
  • The 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
  • The Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
  • Desert Strike - Shoot 'em up game where the player controls an Apache helicopter.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 31st of October.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October.

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day

Weather on October 31st, 1993.

Historical weather information for October 31st, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 7.37cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.61 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 31st, 1993.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1993.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 31st, 1993 was most likely conceived around the 21st of January, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31st, 1993 is close to the 10th of August, 1994.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 31st, 1993.

  • A total of 10,050 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,435 weeks have passed.
  • 868,316,400 seconds have passed since the October 31st, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,013,035,800 times.
  • Since October 31st, 1993, the earth has travelled approximately 448,051,262,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 144,719,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,675,210 steps. That's about 33,189 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,419,797 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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