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December 2, 1993

December 2, 1993, was a Thursday. It was the 336th day of 1993. The decade was the nineties.

30 years, 2 months, and 30 days have passed since December 2, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on December 2, 1993?

  • Salt-n-Pepa release their single "What a Man".
  • Pablo Escobar is killed in Medellin, Colombia.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 2, 1993:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 2, 1993

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

  • I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
  • Again - Janet Jackson
  • All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
  • Gangsta Lean - DRS
  • Shoop - Salt-N-Pepa
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Addams Family Values

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Addams Family Values" was at the top of the box office on December 2, 1993.

Facts

This date was 11,047 days ago. Approximately 368 months have passed. It was the 336th day of 1993, in week 48. The decade was the nineties. There were only 29 days left in the year. People born on this day are currently 30 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 123 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to December 2, 1993

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, December 2, 1993. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The Christmas season of 1993 has begun.

The song "I'd Do Anything For Love" by Meat Loaf is at the top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Addams Family Values is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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, Death Row rap star Snoop Dogg has just released his debut album "Doggystyle". A new comedy film called "Mrs. Doubtfire", starring Robin Williams, has just been released in movie theaters. In the United Kingdom, two 10-year-old boys have recently been found guilty of the abduction and murder of 2-year-old James Bulger back in February.

In Medellin, Colombia, drug lord Pablo Escobar has been killed by a special operations unit called Search Bloc. Escobar had been on the run from authorities since his escape from La Catedral prison earlier this year. Meanwhile, Hip Hop group Salt-N-Pepa have just released their new song "What a Man". 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "Married... with Children", "Full House", and "In the Heat of the Night". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Yoshi", "Kirby's Dream Land", "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master", and "NBA Jam". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Round the Twist", "Taz-Mania", "Biker Mice from Mars", and "The Nanny".

Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Pogo ball / Lolo ball, the SEGA Game Gear, and Littlest Pet Shop.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 2, 1993.

  • Christmas 1993 has begun.

    Christmas 1993 has begun

    The Christmas holiday season of 1993 had just begun. Retailers were starting to play festive music, and decorations were beginning to spring up.
  • 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.

    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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 2, 1993.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to December 2, 1993.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: December 2, 1993
  • December 4, 1993:
    • Princess Diana officially "retires" from public life.
    • Frank Zappa passes away after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.
  • December 7, 1993: Six people are killed in a mass shooting on a train in Garden City, New York.
  • December 10, 1993:
    • The video game Doom is released.
    • Wayne's World 2 (1993) is released in movie theaters.
    • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) is released.
  • December 12, 1993: In the Name of the Father (1993) is released in cinemas.
  • December 15, 1993: Schindler's List (1993) is released.
  • December 16, 1993:
    • Rapper Charizma is shot dead during a mugging in East Palo Alto.
    • Actress Shannen Doherty is dropped from the TV show "Beverly Hills, 90210" due to tensions between her and another cast member.
  • December 17, 1993: Tennis player Boris Becker marries Barbara Feltus.
  • December 20, 1993: Businessman Donald Trump marries former model Marla Maples.
  • December 22, 1993:
    • Philadelphia (1993) is released.
    • Pop star Michael Jackson publicly denies allegations about child sexual abuse.
  • December 25, 1993: The comedy film Grumpy Old Men (1993) is released in movie theaters.
  • December 28, 1993: Italian striker Roberto Baggio wins the 1993 Ballon d'Or.
  • January 1, 1994:
    • Actor Cesar Romero passes away.
    • The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) comes into effect.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 2, 1993, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: December 2, 1993 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1993

Television shows that people were watching in December 1993:

TV shows from December 1993.

The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Frasier
Frasier
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
Martin
Martin
Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Baywatch
Baywatch
Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Matlock
Matlock
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses

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

Kids TV shows on December 2, 1993

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1993:

The Nanny
The Nanny
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life

Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Animaniacs
Animaniacs
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
The Addams Family
The Addams Family
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Batman: The Animated Series
Goof Troop
Goof Troop
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Taz-Mania
Taz-Mania
Doug
Doug
Rugrats
Rugrats
The Ren & Stimpy Show
The Ren & Stimpy Show
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Clarissa Explains It All
Clarissa Explains It All
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim
Blossom
Blossom
Art Attack
Art Attack
In Living Color
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Round the Twist
Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Roseanne
Roseanne
Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Full House
Full House
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1993

Toys and games that were popular in 1993:

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
Teen Talk Barbie
Teen Talk Barbie
Nerf Blaster
Nerf Blaster
Pogs / Milkcaps
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates
Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Jenga
Jenga
Micro Machines
Micro Machines
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 1993.

Mario's Time Machine 1993
Mario's Time Machine
Tetris 2 1993
Tetris 2
Sonic Spinball 1993
Sonic Spinball
Disney's Aladdin 1993
Disney's Aladdin
NBA Jam 1993
NBA Jam
Myst 1993
Myst
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
Syndicate
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
X-Men
FIFA International Soccer 1993
FIFA International Soccer
Tecmo NBA Basketball 1992
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Final Fantasy V 1992
Final Fantasy V
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins 1992
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Super Star Wars 1992
Super Star Wars

Were you born on December 2, 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 December 2, 1999, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 2.

Gianni Versace

Gianni Versace

Italian fashion designer Deceased
Born on December 2, 1946
He turned 47 on this day in 1993.

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Actress
Born on December 2, 1968
She turned 25 on this day in 1993.

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

Singer
Born on December 2, 1978
She turned 15 on this day in 1993.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Singer
Born on December 2, 1981
She turned 12 on this day in 1993.

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

NFL player
Born on December 2, 1983
He turned 10 on this day in 1993.

Juice Wrld

Juice Wrld

Rapper Deceased
Born on December 2, 1998
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 2, 1993.

UK

UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 2, 1993 was most likely conceived around March 11, 1993.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 2, 1993 is close to August 25, 1994.

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Stats for December 2, 1993

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 2, 1993:

  • 11,047 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,578 weeks have passed.
  • 954,460,800 seconds have passed since December 2, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,113,537,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 492,501,772,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 159,076,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 82,083,629 steps. That's roughly 36,482 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,453,530 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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