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A Snapshot of The Year That Was 1993

Written by Emily Rokke

I know, it seems like it was just the 90s. But the thing is, 1993 was 16 years ago already. Here is a quick look back at the year we knew and loved, 1993.

TV Shows

  • Frasier
  • Cheers
  • T X-Files
  • Seinfeld
  • Family Matters
  • Boy Meets World
  • Grace Under Fire
  • Sirens
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Blossom
  • The Nanny
  • Fresh Prince
  • Home Improvement
  • Full House


  • Jurassic Park
  • Groundhog Day
  • Schindler’s List
  • Demolition Man
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • In the Line of Fire
  • Tombstone
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Cool Runnings
  • The Sandlot
  • Dazed and Confused

People Born in 1993

  • Ryan Walker
  • Miranda Cosgrove
  • Ariana Grande
  • Madison Ford
  • Cleo Massey
  • Olivia Cooke


The world population in 1993 was 5.54 billion and the US made up 259.9 million of those people.

World News

  • Kim Campbell became the first female prime minister of Canada.
  • Food and medical supplies were dropped by parachute into Bosnia’s war zone.
  • Boris Yellsin retakes the Russian White House from adversaries.
  • Cuban pilot Orestes Lorenzo Perez lands on a busy Florida coastal highway after returning from Castro’s Cuba to rescue his wife and two sons.

Fun Facts

  • Eggs were $.86 for a dozen and bacon cost $1.94/pound.
  • Movie tickets only cost $4.14 each.
  • Chevy Chase had his own late night talk show in 1993 that only lasted 5 weeks.
  • Harley Davidson turned 90 years old in 1993.
  • Elvis Presley commemorative stamps went on sale in 1993.
  • The top song was Dreamlover by Mariah Carey.
  • The 1993 VHS release of Aladdin sold 10.6 million copies in its first week.
  • Oprah’s interview with Michael Jackson is the most watched interview ever in the history of television.
  • Up until 1993, women were banned from wearing pants on the US Senate Floor.
  • Also up until that year, the lowest PGA score ever to be played was 63 by Vijay Singh.
  • A Superbowl ad cost $850,000 in 1993.

Well, 1993, you were awesome. Compared to 1993, a SuperBowl ad in this year of 2019 will cost between $5.1 and $5.3 million. A to go to a movie for less than $5? What a steal! Come back 1993!

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