How many years ago was 1993?

1993 was 31 years ago.

31 years have passed between May 20th, 1993, and May 20th, 2024. It was 11,323 days ago.

How long ago was 1993?

To put into perspective how long ago 1993 was:

  • The teenagers that existed in 1993 are now 44–50 years old.
  • Three decades have passed since then.
  • Although the Internet existed in 1993, most people didn't even know what it was.
  • People were still listening to music on portable cassette players called Walkmans.
  • Most people in 1993 didn't have a cellphone.
  • Movies came on VHS tapes.
  • A small communication device called a "pager" was very popular at the time.
  • CDs were relatively new at the time.
  • Same-sex marriage wasn't legal in the United States.
  • Motorists had to rely on printed maps and directions to get to places, as GPS navigation systems for vehicles did not become available until 2001.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 46 inches since 1993.
  • There have been roughly 1,612 weekends since then.
  • Names such as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, Samuel L. Jackson, and Adam Sandler were not famous at the time.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston, "A Whole New World" by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle, "Informer" by Snow, "That's The Way Love Goes" by Janet Jackson, "Weak" by SWV, and "Can't Help Falling In Love" by UB40.
  • Films such as "Aladdin", "A Few Good Men", "Loaded Weapon 1", "Groundhog Day", "Falling Down", and "CB4" were playing at movie theaters in 1993.
  • Bill Clinton was still the President of the United States.
  • There was no such thing as online shopping.
  • The Earth has travelled 140 billion miles through space since 1993.
  • Most cars didn't have electric windows.
  • Texting was not really popular yet.
  • Red Bull wasn't available in the United States.
  • Nobody knew what an MP3 was.
  • Kurt Cobain and John Candy were still alive.
  • Video games such as "Doom", "Syndicate", "Myst", "Mortal Kombat II", "FIFA International Soccer", and "Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 78 centimeters since 1993.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 62–93 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 124 seasons of weather.
  • Mariah Carey's song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" wasn't released yet.
  • Computer mouses didn't have a scroll button.
  • USB ports weren't a thing.
  • "The X-Files", "Frasier", "The Nanny", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", "Walker, Texas Ranger", and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.

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