1993 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

1993 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

Quick Facts from 1993:

  • World Changing Event: Intel introduced the Pentium family of 32-bit microprocessors.
  • The Top Song was Dreamlover by Mariah Carey
  • The Movies to Watch include Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Sleepless in Seattle and Free Willy
  • The Most Famous Person in America was probably
  • Notable books include: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield and The Shipping News by E. Annie Prouls
  • Sony (radio) Walkman: $29.98
    Price of Domino’s large pizza, 2 toppings in 1993: $9.99
  • The Funny Guy was: Jeff Foxworthy
    The Other Funny Guy was: Bill Hicks
    The Funny Late Night Host: Jay Leno
  • The Conversation: Ted Danson wore blackface and used the n-word at girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg’s roast at The Friar’s Club.

Top Ten Baby Names of 1993:
Jessica, Ashley, Sarah, Samantha, Emily, Michael, Chris, Topher, Matthew, Joshua, Tyler

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson

Hollywood Hunks & Leading Men:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Redford

“The Quotes:”
“Got Milk?”
– California Milk Processor Board

“The Truth is out there”
– X-Files

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
The Peacemakers, Represented by Yasser Arafat, F.W. de Klerk, Nelson Mandela, and Yitzhak Rabin

Miss America:
Leanza Cornett (Jacksonville, FL)

Miss USA:
Kenya Moore (Michigan)

The Scandals:
Michael Jackson was alleged to have engaged in sexual activities with a teenage boy.

WWF boss Vince McMahon was charged with steroid distribution

Celebrity Accidental Movie Set Death:
Brandon Lee, on the set of The Crow

Celebrity Drug-related Death:
River Phoenix outside of the Viper Room in Los Angelos

US Politics:
January 20, 1993 (Wednesday) First inauguration of Bill Clinton

Pop Culture News:
Lowest PGA score of 63 played by Vijay Singh

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1993: $850,000

The Habit:
Magic: The Gathering collectible cards

1st appearances & 1993’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Power Rangers action figures, 1850’s Southern Belle Barbie, Barbie Batgirl giftset, Beanie Babies were released, with a fairly small market, Magic The Gathering role-playing card game

Popular and Notable Books From 1993:
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
Cat’s Cradle by Anne Akers Johnson and Sarah Boore
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Client by John Grisham
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Lasher by Anne Rice
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
Pleading Guilty by Scott Turow
The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum
See I Told You So by Rush Limbaugh
The Shipping News by E. Annie Prouls
Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller
Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
Vanished by Danielle Steel
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Unforgiven (presented in 1993)

1993 Entries to The National Film Registry:
An American in Paris (released in 1951)
Badlands (released in 1973)
The Black Pirate (released in 1926)
Blade Runner (released in 1982)
Cat People (released in 1942)
The Cheat (released in 1915)
Chulas Fronteras (released in 1976)
Eaux d’artifice (released in 1953)
The Godfather Part II (released in 1974)
His Girl Friday (released in 1940)
It Happened One Night (released in 1934)
Lassie Come Home (released in 1943)
Magical Maestro (released in 1952)
March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany (released in 1938)
A Night at the Opera (released in 1935)
Nothing But a Man (released in 1964)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (released in 1975)
Point of Order (released in 1964)
Shadows (released in 1959)
Shane (released in 1953)
Sweet Smell of Success (released in 1957)
Touch of Evil (released in 1958)
Where Are My Children? (released in 1916)
The Wind (released in 1928)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (released in 1942)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Jurassic Park
2. Mrs. Doubtfire
3. The Fugitive
4. The Firm
5. Sleepless In Seattle
6. Indecent Proposal
7. In The Line Of Fire
8. The Pelican Brief
9. Schindler’s List
10. Cliffhanger

1993 Most Popular TV shows:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Home Improvement (ABC)
3. Seinfeld (NBC)
4. Roseanne (ABC)
5. Grace Under Fire (ABC)
6. Coach (ABC)
7. Frasier (NBC)
8. Murphy Brown (CBS)
9. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
10. Thunder Alley (ABC)

1993 Billboard Number One Songs:
November 29, 1992 – March 5, 1993:
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

March 6 – March 12:
A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme) – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle

March 13 – April 30:
Informer – Snow

May 1 – May 14:
Freak Me – Silk

May 15 – July 9:
That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson

July 10 – July 23:
Weak – SWV (Sisters With Voices)

July 24 – September 11:
I Can’t Help Falling In Love – UB40

September 11 – November 5:
Dreamlover – Mariah Carey

November 6 – December 10:
I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) – Meat Loaf

December 11 – December 24:
Again – Janet Jackson

December 25 1993 – January 21, 1994:
Hero – Mariah Carey

World Series Champions: Toronto Blue Jays
Superbowl XXVII Champions: Dallas Cowboys
NBA Champions: Chicago Bulls
Stanley Cup Champs: Montreal Canadiens
U.S. Open Golf Lee Janzen
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Pete Sampras/Steffi Graf
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Pete Sampras/Steffi Graf
NCAA Football Champions: Florida State
NCAA Basketball Champions: North Carolina
Kentucky Derby: Sea Hero