December 22nd, 1993, was a Wednesday. It was day 356 of 1993. The decade was the Nineties.
29 years, 2 months and 29 days have passed since December 22nd, 1993.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
Notable events that occurred on December 22nd, 1993.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 1993.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Wayne's World 2".
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is December 22nd, 1993, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 1993 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.
In America, the song Again by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Babe by Take That 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.
In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is. 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. A new first-person shooter game called "Doom" has recently been released by id Software. The films "Schindler's List" and "Philadelphia" have both made their big screen debuts.
Pop star Michael Jackson has come out an publicly denied the child molestation allegations that have been leveled against him since August. In a pre-recorded video, Jackson hit out at the claims and called them "totally false". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bill Hicks, John Candy, Kurt Cobain and Richard Nixon would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Full House", "Baywatch" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Night Trap", "Gunstar Heroes" and "NBA Jam". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Barney & Friends", "The Animals of Farthing Wood" and "Rocko's Modern Life". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, Jenga, the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive and Power Rangers figures.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 22nd, 1993.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.
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" 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.
"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".
During 1993, a game called Pogs (aka Milk caps) began to spread throughout the world. By 1995, it had become a full-blown craze.
During this time, the Bosnian War was raging on in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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.
During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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 saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts, and ripped jeans.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist, plain-colored walls.
During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, 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.
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Television shows that people were watching in December, 1993.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1993.
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The Animals of Farthing Wood
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
The Addams Family
The Little Mermaid
Batman: The Animated Series
Barney & Friends
The Ren & Stimpy Show
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
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Garfield and Friends
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Thomas the Tank Engine
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1993.
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Power Rangers figures
Littlest Pet Shop
Teen Talk Barbie
Pogs / Milkcaps
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 1993.
Helicopter-based shoot-em-up that was released for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.
Sci-fi FPS shooter game.
Mario's Time Machine
Educational video game.
Puzzle video game that was released for the Game Boy.
Pinball video game that was released for the Sega Genesis.
Platform SEGA game based on the 1992 film.
Basketball arcade game.
Puzzle adventure game.
Run and gun video game for the Sega Mega Drive.
Mighty Final Fight
Side-scrolling beat-em-up that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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.
Tactical game released by Bullfrog Productions. Set in the future.
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Platform game that released on the Super NES and Sega Genesis.
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland
Platform game that was based on the Tiny Toon Adventures series.
3D rail shooter that was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Platform video game that was based on the X-Men franchise.
FIFA International Soccer
The first FIFA game. Released for the Sega Mega Drive.
Tecmo NBA Basketball
Basketball game that was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Final Fantasy V
The fifth installment in the series.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Platform game developed for the Sega Genesis.
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 22nd, 1999, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 22nd.
Historical weather information for December 22nd, 1993.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on December 22nd, 1993.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Albert Reynolds was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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