1993: Top Songs, Movies, TV Shows, Sporting Events, World Events And More

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Climbing the ladder of time, we’re now in 1993. Take a look back at all the amazing things that happened back in the year and then think of how many of those are still part of our lives today. How many aren’t?

Check out everything that was from this decade, year by year – from the sporting events to world events, the top TV shows, songs, movies and more.

As you’re going back in time, think about some of the things in our lives today that you don’t see appearing here because they didn’t exist yet. Then, think about how many of those things we use, hear about or are part of our lives today were introduced in this year or the decade. Progress is amazing.

Let us know some of the things that come to mind below.

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1. Rhythm Is A Dancer – Snap!
2. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
3. Bad Boys (from “Cops”) – Inner Circle
4. Ditty – Paperboy
5. All That She Wants – Ace Of Base
6. Mr. Wendel – Arrested Development
7. Ordinary World – Duran Duran
8. Informer – Snow
9. Show Me Love – Robin S
10. Whoomp! (There It Is) – Tag Team

Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
Get a Grip – Aerosmith
Janet- Janet Jackson
Music Box – Mariah Carey
Plush – Stone Temple Pilots
Ten – Pearl Jam

Album of the Year: The Bodyguard—Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston
Best New Artist: Toni Braxton
Best Pop Duo or Group: “A Whole New World” (Theme From Aladdin), Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
Best Pop Female Vocal: “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston
Best Pop Male Vocal: “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” Sting
Best Rock Duo or Group: “Livin’ on the Edge,” Aerosmith
Best Rock Solo: “I’d Do Anything for Love” (But I Won’t Do That), Meat Loaf
Best Rock Song: “Runaway Train,”
Record of the Year: “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston
Song of the Year: “A Whole New World” (Theme From Aladdin)


Blind Melon – No Rain

1. Jurassic Park Uni. $357,067,947
2. Mrs. Doubtfire Fox $219,195,243
3. The Fugitive WB $183,875,760
4. The Firm Par. $158,348,367
5. Sleepless in Seattle TriS $126,680,884
6. Indecent Proposal Par. $106,614,059
7. In the Line of Fire Col. $102,314,823
8. The Pelican Brief WB $100,768,056
9. Schindler’s List Uni. $96,065,768
10. Cliffhanger TriS $84,049,211

Demolition Man / Falling Down / Philadelphia / Rising Sun / Schindler’s List / Philadelphia
Shadowlands / Sliver / Sniper / The Age Of Innocence / The Crush / The Dark Half / The Piano
The Remains of the Day / The Secret Garden

Best Actor: Tom Hanks: Philadelphia
Best Actress: Holly Hunter: The Piano
Best Director: Steven Spielberg: Schindler’s List
Best Picture: Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, Branko Lustig: Schindler’s List (DVD)
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones: The Fugitive
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Paquin: The Piano

Home Improvement / 60 Minutes / Seinfeld / Roseanne / Grace Under Fire / These Friends Of Mine
Frasier / Coach / NFL Monday Night Football / Murder She Wrote / Murphy Brown / Thunder Alley
The CBS Monday Night Movie / 20/20 / Love & War / Primetime Live / Wings / NYPD Blue
Homicide: Life On The Streets / Northern Exposure

Best Drama – Picket Fences (CBS)
Best Actor – Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue
Best Actress – Sela Ward, Sisters
Supporting Actor – Fyvush Finkel, Picket Fences
Supporting Actress – Leigh Taylor-Young, Picket Fences

Best Comedy – Frasier (NBC)
Best Actor – Kelsey Grammer, Frasier
Best Actress – Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Supporting Actor – Michael Richards, Seinfeld
Supporting Actress – Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Best Variety- Late Show With David Letterman (CBS)

Kentucky Derby Winner: Sea Hero Jockey: J. Bailey Trainer: M. Miller

Superbowl XXVIII : DALLAS 30 – Buffalo 13

Pro MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

College Football: Florida St.

Heisman Trophy: Charlie Ward, Florida St., QB

Rose Bowl: Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16
Orange Bowl: Florida St. 18, Nebraska 16
Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame 24, Texas A&M 21
Sugar Bowl: Florida 41, West Va. 7

NBA Championship
Winner: CHICAGO 4-2 (WWLWLW) – Coach: Phil Jackson
Opposing Team: Phoenix – Coach: Paul Westphal

NBA MVP: Charles Barkley, Phoenix, F Ave Score: 25.6

NCAA National Champions: North Carolina 34-4 – Coach: Dean Smith

World Series
Winner: Toronto 4-2 (WLWWLW) – Coach: Cito Gaston
Opposing Team: PHILA. PHILLIES – Coach: Jim Fregosi

National League
MVP: Barry Bonds, SF – OF
Rookie of the Year: Mike Piazza, LA – 1B

American League
MVP: Frank Thomas, Chi – 1B
Rookie of the Year: Tim Salmon, Cal – OF

Bill Clinton Becomes 42nd President

Car Bomb Explodes In World Trade Center

Two LA Police Officers Are Convicted Of Violating Rodney Kings Civil Rights

Bush And Yeltson Sign “Start II ” Treaty

Cult Leader David Koresh And Davidian Compound Members Defy Authorities, 80 Die In Compound Fire In Waco Texas

23 UN Peace Keepers Killed By Somalia Warlord

Clinton Orders 15,000 Troops To Somalia

Menendez Brothers Go On Trial For Murder Of Parents

Hillary Clinton named Chair of Health Reform Task Force

David Letterman debuts on CBS after leaving NBC

“Don’t’ ask, don’t tell” is adopted by military to deal with Gays

Brady Bill is passed mandating waiting period to buy guns

FBI arrests 8 Muslim extremists for plotting terrorist attacks on NYC

Chicago Bulls “threepeat” win third straight title

Jurassic Park becomes highest grossing movie of all time

Died; Audrey Hepburn, Aurthur Ash, Ramond Burr, Dizzy Gillespie

Intel’s “Pentium Processor ” unveiled

NASA discovers a comet shaped like a chain of pearls will impact on Jupiter in 1994, which starts the “What if that was Earth” buzz.

98 million watched the last episode of Cheers; ads were $650,000 for 30 seconds

The Ford Taurus tops the Honda Accord in total car sales.

What’s in: torn clothing, Snapple’s exotic flavors, the new 29 cent Elvis Presley stamp, Mortal Kombat video game and Joey Buttafuoco jokes.

Video CD and Talking Barney are new.

TV’s graphic prime-time show, NYPD Blue, is immediately controversial.

Sears ends its mail-order catalog business.

Michael Jackson tells that his lightened skin color is due to a rare skin disease on the Oprah Winfrey show.

President: Bill Clinton
Vice President: Al Gore

Population: 257,746,103
Life expectancy: 75.5 years

High: 3,799
Low: 3,355

Federal spending: $1408.68 billion
Federal debt: $4351.4 billion
Inflation: 2.9%
Consumer Price Index: 144.5
Unemployment: 7.5%

Cost of a new home: $147,700.00
Cost of a new car: $
Median Household Income: $31,241.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.29
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.11
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.87
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.86