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1993 Trivia, Facts & History

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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

The Hotties and Fashion Icons

Cindy Crawford Linda Evangelista, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Vendela Kirsebom, Elle Macpherson, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Silvstedt, Niki Taylor, Heather Thomas

"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, Deaths and Odd News

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

1993 Pop Culture News

The cover of Billy Joel's album River of Dreams is a painting by his wife (at the time) Christie Brinkley. In 1993, Rolling Stone gave Brinkley the Top Picks award for "The Best Album Cover of the Year".

A company called "Space advertising inc." attempted to launch a giant billboard into low earth orbit. From earth the billboard would look almost as big as a full moon. After the project was canceled, a bill was introduced that banned any further space advertising.

Until 1993, women were banned from wearing pants on the floor of the US Senate.

Lowest PGA score of 63 played by Vijay Singh

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

The Habits

Magic: The Gathering collectable cards

Still Reading The Bridges of Madison County by James Robert Waller

1993's Most Popular Christmas Gifts

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 Movies:

Beethoven's 2nd, Carlito's WAy, Cliffhanger, Cool Runnings, Dave, Demolition Man, Falling Down, The Firm, Free Willie, The Fugitive, Groundhog Day, Groundhog Day, Groundhog Day, Grumpy Old Men, Hocus Pocus, In The Line of Fire, Indecent Proposal, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jurassic Park, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, Rising Sun, Rookie of the Year, Rudy, Schindler's List, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Sleepless in Seattle, The Three Musketeers, Tombstone, True Romance, What's Eating Gilbert Grape

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's 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)

Popular Music

The Biggest Pop Artists of 1993 include
Ace of BaseBilly Joel, Brian McKnight, Dr. Dre, Duran Duran, H-Town, Ice Cube, Jade, Janet Jackson, Jodeci, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Naughty By Nature, Peabo Bryson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Shai, Silk, Soul Asylum, Snoop Dogg, Snow, Sting, SWV (Sister With Voices), Tevin Campbell, Toni Braxton, UB40, Whitney Houston, Xscape

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)

The Number One Hits Of 1993

November 28, 1992 - March 5, 1993: Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

March 6, 1993 - March 12, 1993: Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle - A Whole New World

March 13, 1993 - April 30, 1993: Snow - Informer

May 1, 1993 - May 14, 1993: Silk - Freak Me

May 15, 1993 - July 9, 1993: Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes

July 10, 1993 - July 23, 1993: SWV - Weak

July 24, 1993 - September 10, 1993: UB40 - Can't Help Falling In Love

September 11, 1993 - November 5, 1993: Mariah Carey - Dreamlover

November 6, 1993 - December 10, 1993: Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)

December 11, 1993 - December 24, 1993: Janet Jackson - Again

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

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Popular Music in 1993 ~ # 1 Hits of 1993