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December 2nd, 1993.

December 2nd, 1993, was a Thursday. It was day 336 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.

27 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since December 2nd, 1993.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 2nd, 1993?

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

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 2nd, 1993.

  • United States: I'd Do Anything For Love - Meat Loaf
  • United Kingdom: I'd Do Anything For Love - Meat Loaf
Play the top hits 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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

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

Take me back to December 2nd, 1993!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 2nd, 1993 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. The song I'd Do Anything For Love by Meat Loaf is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Addams Family Values 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. 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".

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Married... with Children", "One Foot in the Grave", "X-Men" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Street Fighter II: The World Warrior", "Myst" and "Disney's Aladdin". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Roseanne", "Rosie and Jim", "Home Improvement" and "Bill Nye the Science Guy".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Polly Pocket, Yo-yo, G.I. Joe (figures) and Action Man.

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 December 2nd, 1993.

  • The Power Rangers.

    The Power Rangers.

    The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" sprang onto our screens at the end of 1993. The show centered around teenagers Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, Billy Cranston, Kimberly Hart and Zack Taylor - who had to band together in order to fight off Rita Repulsa's invasion of Earth.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, 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 a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were 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.

    In 1993 and 1994, music CDs were beginning to outsell cassettes and vinyl. This transition marked the beginning of the end for cassette tapes and players.

  • The Peacemakers.

    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.

  • 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.

    During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world.

  • The Bosnian War.

    The Bosnian War.

    During this time, The Bosnian War was raging on 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 Saturn were the dominant video game consoles.

  • Early 1990s Fashion.

    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 Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 27 years, 6 months and 10 days have passed since December 2nd, 1993.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 48 of 1993.
  • Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 2nd, 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 754790400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 2nd, 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 December 2nd, 1993, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • 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 2nd, 1993 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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.

  • The Nanny - Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on December 2nd, 1993.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1993.

  • The Nanny
  • 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.

  • Disney's Aladdin - Platform SEGA game based on the 1992 film.
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 2nd, 1999 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 2nd of December.

Weather on December 2nd, 1993.

Historical weather information for December 2nd, 1993.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.7 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 37.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 2nd, 1993.

Irish Taoiseach.

Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 2nd, 1993.

  • A total of 10,055 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,436 weeks have passed.
  • 868,748,400 seconds have passed since the December 2nd, 1993.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,013,539,800 times.
  • Since December 2nd, 1993, the earth has travelled approximately 448,274,174,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 144,791,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 74,712,362 steps. That's about 33,205 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,424,981 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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