December 16th, 1993, fell on a Thursday. It was day 350 of 1993. The decade was the 1990s.
26 years, 6 months and 27 days have passed since December 16th, 1993.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 16th, 1993:
Rapper Charizma is shot dead during a mugging in East Palo Alto.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 16th, 1993:
United States: Again - Janet Jackson
United Kingdom: Mr. Blobby - Mr. Blobby
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Wayne's World 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 16th, 1993 and it's a Thursday. The Christmas season of 1993 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Again by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Mr. Blobby by Mr. Blobby is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Wayne's World 2 is at the top of the Box Office. A game called Pogs is spreading 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. The popular "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" have recently sprung onto our television sets. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Frasier" and "Walker, Texas Ranger".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Syndicate", "Myst" and "NBA Jam". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Fireman Sam", "The Ren & Stimpy Show" and "Rocko's Modern Life". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)", "Nerf Blaster" and "Talkboy".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 16th, 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.
During 1993, a game called Pogs 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" 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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
26 years, 6 months and 27 days have passed since December 16th, 1993.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 1993.
Leap Year: 1993 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 16th, 1993, will be 26 years of age.
People born in 1993 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 756000000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 16th, 1993:
January 3rd, 1994: Irish crime: 22-year-old Imelda Keenan goes missing in Waterford City.
January 10th, 1994: Rapper Dr. Dre is arrested after he leads police on a high speed pursuit through Beverly Hills in his Ferrari.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 16th, 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).
Native American Zodiac: December 16th, 1993 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
1993 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"
1993 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1993:
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 16th of December:
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 16th, 1993.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 16th, 1993 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 1993. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 16th, 1993 is the 25th of September, 1994. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Doom - Sci-fi FPS shooter game.
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.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 16th, 1993.
9,706 days have passed since this date.
838,594,800 seconds have passed since the December 16th, 1993.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 978,360,600 times.
Since December 16th, 1993, earth has travelled approximately 432,714,916,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 139,765,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 72,119,153 steps. That's about 32,053 miles!
Since this date, 10,063,138 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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