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1993


Jan
1
Release: Dazed and ConfusedThe film Dazed and Confused is released (1993)Top 10 Greatest Teen Movies

1
Death of Superman in Man of Steel Vol. 1 #19.Death of Superman. This shocking comic book even unfolded in Superman: Man of Steel Vol. 1 #19 as a result of Superman coming face to face with his unstoppable enemy Doomsday.Top 10 Shocking Moments In Comic Books

3
The TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine airs its first episodeThe TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine airs its first episode (1993)Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes

8
Release: The Horror Comedy Leprechaun is released.The horror comedy Leprechaun is released (1993)Top 10 Least Scary Horror Movies
Top 10 Ridiculous Horror Movie Creatures
Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons

14
The Simpsons episode Marge vs. the Monorail first airsThe Simpsons episode Marge vs. the Monorail first airs (1993)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes
Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Themselves)

15
Release: Man Bites DogThe film Man Bites Dog is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Mockumentaries

15
Theatrical release of movie Alive.Theatrical release of the movie Alive. American biographical survival drama film which details the story of a Uruguayan rugby team who were involved in the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, which crashed into the Andes mountains in 1972.Top 10 Movie Plane Crashes
Top 10 Real Life Survival Movies

20
Death of Audrey Hepburn Death: Audrey Hepburn (1993)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects
Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's Inspired Makeup Look

29
Release: SniperThe film Sniper is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Snipers

Feb
3
Release: Release of Homeward Bound: The Incredible JourneyRelease of Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)Top 10 Live Action Movie Dogs

12
Release: Dead AliveThe film Dead Alive is released in the U.S. (1993)Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons

15
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Tapestry first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Tapestry first airs (1993)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

19
Release: Army of DarknessThe film Army of Darkness is released (1993)Top 10 Creative Horror Movie Weapons

19
Release: Army of Darkness The film Army of Darkness is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Badasses

22
Release: Pablo Honey is releasedPablo Honey is released (1993)Top Greatest 10 Radiohead Songs

23
35th Annual Grammy Awards 35th Annual Grammy Awards take place (1993)Top 10 Memorable Grammy Upsets

26
World Trade Center bombingWorld Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand (1993)Top 10 Infamous Bombings

28
Beginning of the Waco siege against the Branch Davidian cult.Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.Top 10 Cults

28
The Waco Siege takes placeThe Waco Siege takes place (1993).Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV

Mar
5
Ben Johnson is banned for life from athleticsBen Johnson is banned for life from athletics for his use of banned substances (1993)Top 10 Worst Cheaters in Sports

8
Release: Premiere of Beavis and Butt-HeadPremiere of Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)Top 10 MTV Shows
Top 10 Adult Cartoons

11
The Simpsons' episode Last Exit to Springfield first airsThe Simpsons' episode Last Exit to Springfield first airs (1993)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes

18
The Seinfeld episode The Junior Mint first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Junior Mint first airs (1993)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

21
Birthday of Suraj SharmaBirthday of Suraj Sharma (1993)Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

23
North American release of Star Fox.North American release of Star Fox. This SNES game benefitted from cutting edge graphics thanks to it's integrated Super FX chip, allowing for 3D graphics.Top 10 Retro Games That Pushed The Limits

31
Death of Brandon LeeDeath of Brandon Lee (1993)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects
Top 10 Posthumous Movie Performances
Superhero Origins: The Crow

Apr
6
Release: Tool album Undertow is releasedTool album Undertow is released (1993).Another Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

7
Release: Release of The SandlotRelease of The Sandlot (1993)Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults
Top 10 Live Action Movie Dogs

16
Release: Culture Beat's Mr. Vain is releasedCulture Beat's Mr. Vain is released (1993).Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

18
Birthday of Nathan Sykes of The WantedBritish boy band The Wanted discuss their origins and struggles to succeed.Interview with The Wanted

19
End of the Waco siege against the Branch Davidian cult.The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die.Top 10 Cults

20
Release: Get a Grip is releasedGet a Grip is released (1993)Top 10 Aerosmith Songs

20
The Backstreet Boys formThe Backstreet Boys form (1993)Music Showdown: New Kids on the Block Vs. Backstreet Boys
Top 10 Cheesy Boy Bands
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Talks NKOTBSB, BSB Cruise
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Discusses Solo Album I'm Taking Off
Backstreet Boy Howie D talks NKOTBSB
Backstreet Boy Howie D Discusses Solo Album: Back To Me
Backstreet Boy Howie D Discusses Neverest

29
The Simpsons episode Whacking Day first airsThe Simpsons episode Whacking Day first airs (1993)Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Themselves)

30
On-Court Attack of Monica Seles On-Court Attack of Monica Seles (1993)Top 10 Crazy Moments in Sports

May
5
The TV series Quantum Leap airs its last episodeThe TV series Quantum Leap airs its last episode (1993)Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales

7
Release: Dragon: The Bruce Lee StoryThe Bruce Lee biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is released (1993)Top 10 Coolest Things About Bruce Lee

7
Release of 'Dave'Release of 'Dave' (1993)Top 10 Fictional Movie Presidents

7
Release: Tag Team's Whoomp! (There It Is) is releasedTag Team's 'Whoomp! (There It Is)' is released (1993).Top 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

8
Release: Haddaway's What is Love is releasedHaddaway's 'What is Love' is releasedTop 10 Cheesiest One-Hit Wonders of the 1990s

8
The character Matt Foley Motivational Speaker debuts on Saturday Night LiveThe character Matt Foley Motivational Speaker debuts on Saturday Night Live, performed by Chris Farley (1993)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

12
The Wonder Years airs its final episodeThe Wonder Years airs its final episode (1993)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s

19
The PianoThe film The Piano is released (1993)Top 10 Acting Debuts in Movies

20
Release: Fuck wit Dre Day by Dr. DreFuck wit Dre Day by Dr. Dre (1993)Top 10 Rap Diss Tracks

20
The TV series Cheers airs its final episodeThe TV series Cheers airs its final episode (1993)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 TV Theme Songs (with Words)
Top 10 TV Replacement Characters
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples
Top 10 TV Show Finales
Top 10 TV Womanizers

22
The TV show Saved by the Bell airs its last episodeThe TV show Saved by the Bell airs its last episode (1993)Top 10 Annoying TV Characters

28
Release: Super Mario Bros. The Movie debuted in theaters.The first ever film adaptation of a video game, starring Bob Hoskins as the iconic Mario, a role he has since regretted.Top 10 Worst Films Based on Video Games
Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers

Jun
1
Comic book debut of Static.Comic book debut of Static. This young superhero was exposed to experimental gas, which mutated him.Superhero Origins: Static

9
Release: Jurassic Park is releasedJurassic Park is released (1993).Top 10 Visually Striking CGI Filled Films

9
Release: What's Love Got to Do with It What's Love Got to Do with It, a film about the life of Tina Turner (1993)Top 10 Music Biopic Performances

11
Jurassic Park is releasedRelease of the film Jurassic Park. This steven Spielberg classic was based off the novel by Michael Crichton and provides a cautionary tale about amusement parks filled with cloned dinosaurs.Top 10 Dinosaur Movie Moments
Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Practical Special Effects in Movies
Top 10 Scariest Scenes From Non-Horror Movies
Top 10 Movie Traitors
Top 10 Fictional Islands in Movies and TV

18
Release: Last Action HeroThe film Last Action Hero is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops

19
Death of William GoldingDeath of William Golding (1993).Top 10 Notes: Lord of the Flies

25
Release: Dennis the Menace is releasedDennis the Menace is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Brats

28
Death of GG AllinDeath of GG Allin (1993)Top 10 Controversial Figures in Rock History

Jul
1
Bane Breaks Batman's Back in Batman Vol.1 #497.Bane Breaks Batman's Back in Batman Vol.1 #497. This iconic issue remains a highlight in Batman history and was featured in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises.Top 10 Shocking Moments In Comic Books

13
Chipotle Mexican GrillChipotle Mexican Grill is founded (1993)Top 10 American Fast Food Chains

16
Release: Free WillyThe film Free Willy is released (1993)Top 10 Trailers That Ruined the Movie

28
The show Doogie Howser MD airs its last episodeThe show Doogie Howser MD airs its last episode (1993)Top 10 Comeback Performances

30
Release: Rising SunThe film Rising Sun is released (1993)Top 10 Best Sean Connery Performances

Aug
6
Release: The FugitiveThe film The Fugitive is released (1993)Top 10 Best Movies Based on a TV Series
Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

11
Release: Searching for Bobby FischerThe film Searching for Bobby Fischer is released (1993)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

13
Release: Heart and SoulsThe film Heart and Souls is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Angels

20
Release: Hard TargetThe film Hard Target is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Traps

23
Release: Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box is releasedNirvana's Heart-Shaped Box is released(1993).Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

28
Debut of the Power Rangers.Debut of the Power Rangers. This is a long-running American entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children's television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. Top 10 Power Rangers Moments

31
Release: Mariah Carey album Music Box is releasedMariah Carey album Music Box is released (1993)Top 10 Mariah Carey Songs

Sep
4
Death of Herve VillechaizeDeath of Herve Villechaize (1993)Top 10 Influential Little People

10
Premiere of The X-FilesThe X-Files premiered on this day in 1993Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Their Mojo
Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time
Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes
Top 10 Women Cops From Television
Top 10 TV Drama Pilot Episodes
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series

10
Release: True RomanceThe film True Romance is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Drug Dealers
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Characters
Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Scenes

12
The TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs its first episodeThe TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman airs its first episode (1993)Top 10 Shows That Jumped the Shark

13
Release: Nirvana's In Utero is releasedNirvana's In Utero is released (1993).The History of Nirvana

16
Release: The TV series Frasier airs its first episodeThe TV series Frasier airs its first episode (1993)Top 10 TV Doctors
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples

21
The series NYPD Blue airs its first episodeThe series NYPD Blue airs its first episode (1993)Top 10 Comeback Performances

23
The Seinfeld episode The Puffy Shirt first airsThe Seinfeld episode The Puffy Shirt first airs (1993)Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes

24
Release: Dazed and ConfusedThe film Dazed and Confused is released (1993)Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Performances (REDUX)
Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Movie Drinking Games
Top 10 Cult Classics: Comedies
Top 10 Modern Movie Soundtracks Guys Love

24
Release: The Good SonThe film The Good Son is released (1993)Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

24
The TV series Boy Meets World airs its first episodeThe TV series Boy Meets World airs its first episode (1993)Top 10 TV Bromances
Top 10 Will They or Won't They Sitcom Couples

Oct
7
The Simpsons' episode Cape Feare first airsThe Simpsons' episode Cape Feare first airs (1993)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes

8
Theatrical release of Demolition Man.Theatrical release of Demolition Man. This sci-fi action flick froze Sylvester Stallone and thawed him out in 2032 to face off against Wesley Snipes.Top 10 Wrong Movie Predictions About the Future

10
The TV series Iron Chef airs its first episodeThe TV series Iron Chef airs its first episode (1993)Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time

12
Release of Salt-n-Pepa album Very NecesarySalt-n-Pepa album Very Necessary is released, featuring 'Whatta Man' and 'Shoop'Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

13
Release: RudyThe film Rudy is released (1993)Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies
Top 10 Motivational Movies

15
Release: The Beverly HillbilliesThe film The Beverly Hillbillies is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

15
Theatrical release of the film Fearless.1993 Anniversary: Theatrical release of Fearless. Theatrical release of Fearless. In this American drama film, Jeff Bridges stars as a man who survives a plane crash only to question his existence.Top 10 Movie Plane Crashes

19
Release: Vs. is releasedVs. is released (1993).Top 10 Best Pearl Jam Songs

29
Release: The Nightmare Before ChristmasThe film The Nightmare Before Christmas is released (1993)Top 10 Stop-Motion Animation Movies
Top 10 Tim Burton Movies
Top 10 Halloween Songs

31
Death of River PhoenixDeath of River Phoenix (1993)Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

Nov
3
The TV show The Nanny airs its first episodeThe TV show The Nanny airs its first episode (1993)Top 10 Annoying TV Characters

8
Release: Wu-Tang Clan's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang," is releasedWu-Tang Clan's debut album, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)," is releasedTop 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums

9
Release: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is releasedEnter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is released (1993)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs
Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

9
Stari most collapses after several days of bombing Stari most, the "old bridge" in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing (1993)Top Activities To Do in Bosnia-Herzegovina

12
Release: Ernest Rides AgainThe film Ernest Rides Again is released (1993)Top 10 Movie Hillbillies

23
Release: Snoop Dogg's debut, Doggystyle, is releasedSnoop Dogg's debut album, "Doggystyle," is releasedTop 10 Greatest Rap Debut Albums

24
Release: Mrs. DoubtfireThe film Mrs. Doubtfire is released (1993)Top 10 Greatest Cross-Dressing Movie Roles
Top 10 Robin Williams Performances

30
Theatrical release of Shindler's List.Theatrical release of Shindler's List. it is a 1993 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. The film is based on the life of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish rTop 10 Holocaust Films

Dec
2
Death of Pablo EscobarDeath of Pablo Escobar (1993).Top 10 Infamous Gangsters

4
Death of Frank ZappaSinger and guitarist Frank Zappa diesFrank Zappa Bio: Life and Career

9
The Simpsons episode The Last Temptation of Homer first airsThe Simpsons episode The Last Temptation of Homer first airs (1993)Top 10 Simpsons Episodes
Top 10 Guest Stars on The Simpsons (Who Play Characters)

10
Debut of 'Doom'.Debut of 'Doom'. This pioneering first-person shooter transported players to Mars to fight the undead on their PC's.Top 10 Video Game Guns

15
Release: Schindler's ListThe film Schindler's List is released (1993)Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

15
Release: Schindlers List is releasedThe film Schindlers List is released (1993)Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies
Top 10 Greatest Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

22
Release: PhiladelphiaThe film Philadelphia is released (1993)Top 10 Tragic Movie Endings
Top 10 Denzel Washington Performances
Top 10 Movie Lawyers
Top 10 Oscar-Winning Songs