Thursday August 19, 1993

US date format: 8/19/1993, UK date format: 19/8/1993

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 1993). The US president was Bill Clinton (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Maia Mitchell and Dominic DeAngelis. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Can't Help Falling In Love by UB40. In UK Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury was in the top 5 hits. The Thing Called Love, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993 while Streets Of Laredo by Larry McMurtry was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Politically Incorrect. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cool Spot or Star Wars: X-Wing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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The Thing Called Love

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock

Needful Things

Directed by: Fraser C. Heston

Starring: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer

Father Hood

Directed by: Darrell Roodt

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

Son of the Pink Panther

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale, Shabana Azmi

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 19, 1993?


  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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  • 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5

    Famous Deaths

  • Jean King: Actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes),...
  • Lucinda Ballard: US costume designer / Wife of Howard...

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Politically Incorrect

Face the Music

Directed by: Carol Wiseman

Labor in Power

The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

Mr Don & Mr George

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1993?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?

Streets Of Laredo

By: Larry McMurtry

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy. An exhilarating tale of legend and heroism, Streets of Laredo is classic Texas

Women Who Run With The Wolves

By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes

UPDATED, WITH NEW MATERIAL BY THE AUTHOR"WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom, and love.

Healing And The Mind

By: Bill Moyers

At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print!) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health -- the companion volume to the landmark PBS

After All These Years

By: Susan Isaacs

The day after her lavish wedding anniversary bash, Rosie Meyers gets a big surprise: her nouveau riche husband, Richie, is leaving her for a sultry, sophisticated, size-six MBA.

Listening To Prozac

By: Peter D. Kramer

Since it was introduced in 1987, Prozac has been prescribed to nearly five million Americans. But what is Prozac? A medication or a mental steroid?


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Wars: X-Wing

Platform: DOS, Macintosh, Windows 9x and XP, 7, 8, 10 (through, Linux (through

Genre: Space simulation

Publisher: LucasArts, Disney Interactive Studios (since 2012)

Platform: Amiga, Amiga CD32,[2] Atari ST,[3] DOS,[4] Acorn Archimedes,[5] 3DO,[6] Atari Jaguar,[6] Sega Mega Drive/Genesis,[1] SNES,[1] Game Boy Color

Genre: Action, strategy, shoot 'em up

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Platform: Super Famicom

Genre: Action

Publisher: Square

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, Game Gear, Amiga, Super NES, Game Boy, DOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Platform: Super NES, Sega Genesis, Sega CD

Genre: Sports American football

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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