November 5, 1993

November 5, 1993, was a Friday. It was 30 years, 5 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on November 5, 1993?

  • RoboCop 3 (1993) is released.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 5, 1993:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 5, 1993

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

  • Dreamlover - Mariah Carey
  • I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
  • All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
  • Just Kickin' It - Xscape
  • 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.
Nightmare Before Christmas

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Nightmare Before Christmas" was at the top of the box office on November 5, 1993.


This date occurred 11,119 days ago. Approximately 371 months have passed. It was the 309th day of 1993, in week 44. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on November 5, 1993, are now 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 124 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 5, 1993

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is November 5, 1993, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "Dream Lover" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "I'd Do Anything For Love" by Meat Loaf is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Nightmare Before Christmas 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 "Sherlock Holmes", "Melrose Place", "Beavis and Butt-Head", and "The X-Files". 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. Meanwhile, controversial rap star Tupac Shakur has recently been charged with the shooting of two off-duty policemen in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tributes are pouring in for actor River Phoenix, who died from a drug overdose at the age of 23. A new political and economic union called the European Union has just been formally established. Boxing fans are looking forward to Evander Holyfield's rematch fight against Riddick Bowe. The fight will follow last year's bout, which saw Riddick Bowe defeat Holyfield and win the undisputed world heavyweight championship.

On television, a new sitcom called "The Nanny" has been aired for the first time. In Canada, Liberal Party leader Jean Chretien has become the new Prime Minister. RoboCop 3 has just been released in movie theaters. However, critics have been largely critical of the film.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Frank Zappa, Charizma, Telly Savalas, and Bill Hicks would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past", "Road Rash II", "Super Star Wars", and "Mortal Kombat II". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dink, the Little Dinosaur", "The Simpsons", "Mr. Bean", and "Rosie and Jim".

Children are playing with toys such as the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, Fear Street books, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and Super Soaker (water gun).


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 5, 1993.

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    During this time, Tim Burton's stop-motion fantasy film "The Nightmare Before Christmas" was showing in movie theaters.
  • 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 November 5, 1993.

  • 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".
  • 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.
  • This date: November 5, 1993
  • 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.
  • November 23, 1993: Snoop Dogg releases his debut album "Doggystyle".
  • November 24, 1993:
    • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) is released in movie theaters.
    • Two 10-year-old boys are found guilty of the abduction and murder of 2-year-old James Bulger in Merseyside, England.
  • December 2, 1993:
    • Salt-n-Pepa release their single "What a Man".
    • Pablo Escobar is killed in Medellin, Colombia.
  • December 4, 1993:
    • Princess Diana officially "retires" from public life.
    • Frank Zappa passes away after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 5, 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 5, 1993 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in November 1993

Television shows that people were watching in November 1993:

TV shows from November 1993.

The Nanny
The Nanny
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

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 November 1993

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

The Nanny
The Nanny
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

Toys in 1993

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 November 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 November 5, 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 November 5, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 5.

Ike Turner

Ike Turner

Musician Deceased
Born on November 5, 1931
He turned 62 on this day in 1993.

Art Garfunkel

Art Garfunkel

Born on November 5, 1941
He turned 52 on this day in 1993.

Gram Parsons

Gram Parsons

Singer Deceased
Born on November 5, 1946
He was not alive on this date.

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner

Media personality
Born on November 5, 1955
She turned 38 on this day in 1993.

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Born on November 5, 1959
He turned 34 on this day in 1993.

Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes

Born on November 5, 1967
She turned 26 on this day in 1993.

Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas

Born on November 5, 1987
He turned 6 on this day in 1993.



Spanish Youtube personality
Born on November 5, 1988
He turned 5 on this day in 1993.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Indian cricketer
Born on November 5, 1988
He turned 5 on this day in 1993.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on November 5, 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 November 5, 1993 was most likely conceived around February 12, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 5, 1993 is close to July 29, 1994.

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Stats for November 5, 1993


Here are some interesting statistics about November 5, 1993:

  • 11,119 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,588 weeks have passed.
  • 960,678,000 seconds have passed since November 5, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,120,791,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 495,709,848,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,113,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 82,618,308 steps. That's roughly 36,719 miles.
  • 11,528,136 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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