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The following is a list of events affecting American television during 1993. Events listed include television series debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel initiations, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and disputes.


Date Event
January 3 ABC and CBS simultaneously broadcast their own movies based on Amy Fisher's life, with Fisher played by Drew Barrymore (for ABC) and Alyssa Milano (for CBS); NBC had broadcast its own version of the Fisher saga six days earlier (December 28, 1992).
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the fourth series in the Star Trek franchise, premieres in syndication.
January 4 Nick Jr. celebrates its fifth anniversary.
January 8 ABC affiliate KOUS-TV (now Fox affiliate KHMT) in Billings, Montana, which had suffered reception problems for most of its history, signs off the air (it will return to the air as KHMT in August 1995). Later that day, KSVI signs-on the air, taking KOUS-TV's intellectual unit and ABC affiliation with it.[1][2]
January 11 Monday Night Raw airs its first episode, live from the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center in New York City, on the USA Network. In the main event, The Undertaker defeats Damien Demento.
January 14 David Letterman announces[3] during a press conference that he will be moving his late-night program from NBC to CBS come August 1993.
January 16 On Saturday Night Live, Madonna parodies Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday Mr. President, as “Happy Inauguration Mr. President”. On the same episode, she imitates Sinéad O’Connor’s actions from earlier in the season.
January 19 Fox expands its regular prime-time schedule to seven days a week; the network celebrates by premiering two dramas on this Tuesday: Class of '96 and Key West.
January 20 Warner Bros. Television Distribution launches the Prime Time Entertainment Network.
January 31 The Super Bowl, broadcast by NBC, has a solo halftime performer for the first time—Michael Jackson, who performed a medley of his most successful songs.
February 10 Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson during a live primetime special on ABC, hosted at Jackson's Neverland Ranch (Jackson's first TV interview since 1979 with Barbara Walters for 20/20).
Fox gets a full-time home in Grand Junction, Colorado when KFQX signs-on the air.
February 24 Michael Jackson receives a Grammy Legend Award at the 35th Grammy Awards, presented by his younger sister, Janet. The ceremony is broadcast by CBS.
February 26 The Days of Our Lives nighttime special Night Sins is broadcast by NBC.
March 4 ESPN holds the first ever ESPY Awards. The highlight is Jim Valvano's speech while accepting the inaugural Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award. He announced the creation of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.[4] Less than two months after his famous ESPY speech, Valvano died following a nearly yearlong battle with metastatic cancer.
March 8 Beavis and Butt-Head premieres on MTV.
March 13 Harrison Ford appears as Indiana Jones in the bookend scenes for an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on ABC.
March 26 CBS broadcasts the last new episode of Family Feud with host Ray Combs. The series would be broadcast as reruns until September 10.
March 28 Through a brokered deal with ESPN, ABC begins the first of a two-year deal with the National Hockey League to televise six regional Sunday afternoon broadcasts (including the first three Sundays of the playoffs). This marked the first time that regular season National Hockey League games were broadcast on American network television[5] since 1974–75 (when NBC was the NHL's American broadcast television partner).
March 31 General Hospital uses Jacques Urbont's musical composition "Autumn Breeze" and the exterior shot of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for its opening and ending credits sequence for the final time. This particular sequence had been used since April 14, 1975 and was succeeded the following day by a new opening, "Faces of the Heart" by Dave Koz.
April 4 The ninth annual WrestleMania event is broadcast on pay-per-view. This was the first WrestleMania event to be held outdoors as it took place at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada. This was also the first World Wrestling Federation event to feature Jim Ross as a commentator. The main event saw Hulk Hogan defeating Yokozuna, who had won the belt moments prior, to win the WWF Championship (Hogan actually wrestled earlier in the night, teaming up with Brutus Beefcake in a loss to Money Inc. via DQ and failed to win the WWF Tag Team Championship).
April 18 The Disney Channel celebrates its 10th anniversary.
April 25 Lorne Michaels choses Conan O'Brien, who was a writer for The Simpsons at the time and a former writer for Michaels at Saturday Night Live, to fill David Letterman's old seat directly after The Tonight Show on NBC.[6]
May 5 Senior As the World Turns cast member Don Hastings hosts a memorial tribute to Douglas Marland. Marland, who died during March after an abdominal surgery procedure, had been the series' chief writer since 1985 and was responsible for several story lines on the CBS soap opera.
May 13 A cartoon version of Barry White appears on the fourth-season finale of the Fox cartoon-sitcom The Simpsons.
Knots Landing airs a two-hour series finale on CBS.
May 14 Jaimee Foxworth (Judy) and Telma Hopkins (Rachel) make their final regular appearances on the ABC sitcom Family Matters; though Hopkins later makes return guest appearances on the series as Rachel while Foxworth's character Judy disappears without explanation.
May 19 The gang at West Beverly graduate from high school in the Season 3 finale of Beverly Hills, 90210.
May 20 NBC airs the fourth season finale of Seinfeld, expanded to 60 minutes. The episode concludes a season-long story sequence involving a pilot show written by Jerry and George, with the pilot finally coming to fruition only to be refused by NBC executives. Immediately afterwards, 80.4 million people tune to NBC to watch the series finale of Cheers.
May 22 Saved by the Bell broadcasts its series finale on NBC, as the cast graduates. This leads to the debut of a spin-off, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, three months later.
May 23 One month after federal agents make an infamous raid on David Koresh's Waco, Texas, compound, NBC broadcasts a hastily produced television movie based on the incident, In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco; Tim Daly plays Koresh for the movie.
May 28 Major League Baseball's owners overwhelmingly approve[7] a six-year joint venture with ABC and NBC. The venture, eventually dubbed "The Baseball Network", displaces CBS as MLB's primary network television package holder.
June 1 Connie Chung begins co-anchoring CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
June 16 While appearing as a guest on Yo! MTV Raps, Tupac Shakur confesses to physically assaulting film directors Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes in retaliation for his firing from the film Menace II Society.
June 25 David Letterman broadcasts his last late-night talk show with NBC.
June 26 The final episode of Soul Train with Don Cornelius as host airs.
July 2 Don Drysdale makes what turns out to be his final broadcast for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He provided play-by-play on the first six innings for a game between the Dodgers and Montreal Expos on KTLA 5, before handing it off to Vin Scully. Drysdale later died of a heart attack in his hotel's room, in Montreal, in the early hours of the following night.
August 3 Gayle Gardner becomes the first woman to do televised play-by-play of a baseball game when she called the action of a game between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds.[8]
August 18 At Clash of the Champions XXIV, the professional wrestler known as the Shockmaster botches his debut appearance in World Championship Wrestling by tripping and falling face first to the ground after crashing through a wall on Ric Flair's interview segment "A Flair for the Gold".
August 28 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the first Power Rangers entry, debuted on Fox Kids.
August 30 Late Show with David Letterman premieres on CBS, with actor Bill Murray and musical guest Billy Joel.
PBS introduces new branding for their children's programs featuring "The P-Pals", animated characters shaped like PBS logos who encouraged skills such as gathering information, self-esteem, cooperation and achieving goals in specially developed interstitials.
September 3 Sally Jessy Raphael Show airs for the last time on WABC-TV and KCAL-TV in the New York and Los Angeles areas respectively. The following Tuesday, The Les Brown Show takes over the WABC spot. Sally would move to WNBC and KNBC in said areas.
September 12 Raymond Burr dies of liver cancer at his ranch home in California at the age of 76. (The last Perry Mason movie, Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss, airs on NBC on November 29, carrying a dedication to Burr with an in memoriam tribute at the end of the movie.)
September 13 Late Night with Conan O'Brien premieres on NBC, as O'Brien replaces David Letterman as host.
Animaniacs makes its debut on Fox Kids.
September 16 Marc Wilmore, Reggie McFadden, Jay Leggett, Carol Rosenthal and Anne-Marie Johnson join the cast of the Fox series In Living Color for its final season. None of the Wayans Family are involved at all during the season.
The pilot episode of Frasier airs on NBC.
September 17 TNT and Cartoon Network both get their international channels launched in the UK for the first time.
September 18 Rocko's Modern Life makes its debut on Nickelodeon, becoming the network's fourth "Nicktoon" in the line-up.
September 19 The 45th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is broadcast on ABC.
September 24 Raven-Symoné, Nell Carter and Saundra Quarterman join the cast of the series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper on ABC.
The pilot episode for Boy Meets World is broadcast on ABC.
October 1 ESPN's secondary channel, ESPN2 (known as The Deuce), debuts.
October 15 Jewelry TV debuts as American Collectable Network, a home shopping network.
October 23 CBS's four-year broadcast relationship with Major League Baseball ends with Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Joe Carter's walk-off home run to win the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Bob Seger's song "The Famous Final Scene" plays during the broadcast's closing credits.)
October 25 The Rocky Horror Picture Show makes its TV debut on Fox; the movie is inter-cut with a live cast performance.
October 27 Paramount Pictures and Chris-Craft Industries announce the formation of the United Paramount Network.
October 29 The first Got Milk? commercial is broadcast on TV. Directed by Michael Bay, a guy obsessed by the history of the duel hears a voice on the radio asking a $10,000 question, "Who shot Alexander Hamilton in that famous duel?", while making and eating a peanut butter sandwich. The question was transferred to the telephone, answers the correct answer "Aaron Burr", but the person on the telephone can't hear it clearly with his mouth full of peanut butter sandwich before time ends, and he only has a few drops of milk left.
October 30 Michael J. Nelson makes his debut as host of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Nelson replaced Joel Hodgson, who departed from the series the week prior.
November 2 Warner Bros. Entertainment announces the formation of The WB Television Network.
November 9 On CNN, Larry King moderates a debate between Ross Perot and Al Gore on the North American Free Trade Agreement that was watched in 11.174 million households – the largest audience ever for a program on an ad-supported cable network until the October 23, 2006 New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game on ESPN's Monday Night Football.[9]
November 15 Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Christina Aguilera join the cast of the Disney Channel series The New Mickey Mouse Club.
November 21 Bill Bixby dies of prostate cancer at the age of 59 (six days after his final directing job on NBC's Blossom).
November 22 TV Food Network makes its debut.
November 26 Cartoon Network's first original animated program, The Moxy Show, debuts.
December 18 CBS (which had been a broadcaster of National Football League games for 38 years) loses their rights to telecast National Football Conference games to Fox. Fox wins the rights to NFC games by offering a then-record $1.58 billion to the NFL over four years, significantly more than the $290 million per year CBS was willing to pay.
December 22 Shining Time Station premieres in Namibia with the show airing on NBC (not to be confused with the American television station of the same name).



Date Show Network
January 1 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman CBS
January 3 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Syndication
January 6 Space Rangers CBS
January 8 Hotel Room HBO
January 11 The Untouchables Syndication
WWF Monday Night Raw USA Network
January 18 Scattergories NBC
January 19 Class of '96 Fox
Key West
January 20 Time Trax PTEN
January 27 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
January 31 Homicide: Life on the Street NBC
February 8 Day One ABC
February 28 Bonkers Syndication
March 5 Getting By ABC
Where I Live ABC
March 8 Beavis and Butt-Head MTV
March 10 How'd They Do That? CBS
Sirens ABC
March 22 Family Secrets NBC
Real Stories of the Highway Patrol Syndication
March 23 TriBeCa Fox
March 29 10 Seconds The Nashville Network
March 31 Home Free ABC
April 2 Good Advice CBS
April 6 ECW Hardcore TV Syndication
April 10 A League of Their Own CBS
April 16 Dudley
May 22 Saved by the Bell: The College Years NBC
May 24 Equal Time CNBC
June 6 South Beach NBC
June 7 Rumor Has It VH1
Trivial Pursuit The Family Channel
June 11 Cutters CBS
June 14 John and Leeza from Hollywood NBC
Caesar's Challenge
June 23 Family Dog CBS
June 25 Johnny Bago
June 26 Front Page Fox
July 5 Theodore Tugboat PBS
July 10 Brains & Brawn NBC
July 11 Danger Theatre Fox
Weinerville Nickelodeon
July 25 Politically Incorrect Comedy Central
July 28 Street Match ABC
August 1 Fallen Angels Showtime
August 9 Big Wave Dave's CBS
August 18 Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric NBC
August 20 The Building CBS
August 22 Living Single Fox
August 25 The Trouble with Larry CBS
Tall Hopes CBS
August 26 Angel Falls CBS
August 27 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Fox
August 28 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Fox Kids
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga The Family Channel
August 30 Late Show with David Letterman CBS
Missing Persons ABC
September 2 The John Larroquette Show NBC
September 5 2 Stupid Dogs TBS
Daddy Dearest Fox
NFL Matchup ESPN
September 6 NFL Prime Monday
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Syndication
American Journal
The Les Brown Show
September 7 The Chevy Chase Show Fox
September 8 Thea ABC
September 10 The X-Files Fox
Bill Nye the Science Guy PBS/Syndication
September 11 Running the Halls TNBC
Entertainers with Byron Allen Syndication
Legends of the Hidden Temple Nickelodeon
Droopy, Master Detective Fox Kids
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Cartoon Network
Saved by the Bell: The New Class TNBC
September 12 Baby Races
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ABC
Townsend Television Fox
seaQuest DSV NBC
September 13 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Animaniacs Fox Kids Kids WB
The Bertice Berry Show Syndication
Ricki Lake
September 14 Bakersfield P.D. Fox
Madeline The Family Channel
Phenom ABC
September 15 Moon Over Miami
September 16 The Sinbad Show Fox
Frasier NBC
Cobra Syndication
September 18 Biker Mice from Mars
Martha Stewart Living
CityKids ABC
Sonic the Hedgehog
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Café Americain NBC
The Mommies
Rocko's Modern Life Nickelodeon
All-New Dennis the Menace CBS
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs CBS
Marsupilami CBS
September 20 Dave's World CBS
September 21 NYPD Blue ABC
September 23 Eye to Eye with Connie Chung CBS
September 24 Boy Meets World ABC
September 25 Harts of the West CBS
Walker, Texas Ranger CBS
September 28 Acapulco H.E.A.T. Syndication
September 29 Grace Under Fire ABC
Joe's Life
October 1 Against the Grain NBC
October 3 Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer CNN
October 25 The Jon Stewart Show MTV
October 27 South of Sunset CBS
October 29 Diagnosis: Murder
October 30 The Paula Poundstone Show ABC
November 3 The Nanny CBS
November 5 George ABC
November 23 How to Boil Water TV Food Network
November 26 The Moxy Show TNT/TBS/Cartoon Network
November 28 The Adventures of Pete & Pete Nickelodeon
December 2 Second Chances CBS
December 17 Off Beat Cinema WKBW-TV
Scientific American Frontiers PBS
The State MTV

Returning this year

Show Last aired Previous network New title New network Returning
Scrabble 1990 NBC Same Same January 18
Brains & Brawn 1958 July 10
The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show 1968 Super Secret Secret Squirrel TBS/Cartoon Network September 5
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1992 TBS The New Adventures of Captain Planet September 12

Ending this year

Date Show Debut
January 4 WWF Prime Time Wrestling 1985
January 8 Hotel Room 1993
January 15 Santa Barbara 1984
January 16 The Powers That Be 1992
January 17 The Ben Stiller Show
February 13 Double Dare (returned in 2000) 1986
February 26 Camp Wilder 1992
March 24 Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989
March 31 Homicide: Life on the Street (returned in 1994) 1993
April 16 Major Dad 1989
April 17 Raven 1992
April 26 Homefront 1991
April 27 Reasonable Doubts
April 30 The Jackie Thomas Show 1992
May 5 Quantum Leap 1989
May 12 The Wonder Years 1988
May 13 Knots Landing 1979
May 14 The Golden Palace 1992
May 20 Cheers 1982
May 22 Saved by the Bell 1989
May 23 Life Goes On
The Pirates of Dark Water 1991
Shaky Ground 1992
May 24 Designing Women 1986
May 25 Class of '96 1993
May 29 Street Justice 1991
June 1 FBI: The Untold Stories
June 6 The Torkelsons
June 11 Scrabble 1984
Shining Time Station 1989
June 13 Parker Lewis Can't Lose 1990
June 18 Harry and the Hendersons 1991
June 25 Late Night with David Letterman 1982
July 6 Room for Two 1992
July 7 Sirens (returned in 1994) 1993
July 9 A Different World 1987
August 6 Perfect Strangers 1986
Brooklyn Bridge 1991
August 25 Delta 1992
September 3 Studs 1991
October 1 The Chevy Chase Show 1993
October 23 Major League Baseball on CBS 1990
October 27 South of Sunset 1993
October 30 Angel Falls
November 6 The Addams Family 1992
November 20 Where I Live 1993
December 1 Moon Over Miami
December 3 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
December 4 Tom & Jerry Kids 1990
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa 1992
Droopy: Master Detective 1993
December 11 Marsupilami
December 15 Joe's Life
December 24 Against the Grain
December 26 Townsend Television
December 27 Bob 1992
December 31 The Joan Rivers Show 1989

Entering syndication this year

Show Seasons In Production Source
1st & Ten 6 No [10]
Adventures in Wonderland 1 Yes [11]
Coach 5 Yes [10]
Cops 5 Yes [10]
Empty Nest 5 Yes [10]
Family Matters 4 Yes [10]
Garfield and Friends 5 Yes [12]
Rescue 911 4 Yes [10]
The Ren & Stimpy Show 2 Yes
Wings 4 Yes

Network changes

Show Moved from Moved to
Kidsbeat TBS Superstation TBS/Cartoon Network
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Secret Squirrel NBC
Beakman's World first-run syndication CBS
Getting By ABC NBC
Silk Stalkings CBS USA Network

Made-for-TV movies and miniseries

Premiere date Title Channel
March 1 Bloodlines: Murder in the Family NBC
April 4 Diana: Her True Story
April 18–20 The Fire Next Time CBS
May 3–4 Murder in the Heartland ABC
May 9–10 The Tommyknockers
May 23 Torch Song NBC
May 24 Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story
May 26 Without Warning: Terror in the Towers
September 12 seaQuest DSV
Sherlock Holmes Returns CBS
September 20 Danielle Steel's Star NBC
October 17–19 Danielle Steel's Message from Nam
December Out There Comedy Central
December 6 Gypsy: A Musical Fable CBS
December 23 A Cool Like That Christmas Fox

Television stations

Station launches

Date City of License/Market Station Channel Affiliation Notes/Ref.
January Jellico/Knoxville, Tennessee WPMC 54 HSN
January 8 Billings, Montana KSVI 6 ABC
February 14 Jasper, Indiana W27BG 27 Independent
February 19 Grand Island, Nebraska KTVG 17 Fox
March 12 Buffalo, New York WNGS-TV 67 Independent
March 19 Lake Havasu City, Arizona K27EC 27 Cornerstone TV
April 26 Newton, New Jersey WMBC-TV 63 FamilyNet/Main Street TV
May 21 Palm Beach, Florida WFGC 61 CTN
June 7 Providence, Rhode Island W23AS 23 Independent
June 15 Wailuku, Hawaii KWHM 21 Independent
September 3 Buffalo, New York W56DS 56 The Box
September 15 Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas KMPX 29 Daystar
November 3 Houston, Texas KNWS-TV 51 Independent
November 10 Boise, Idaho K66EV 66 unknown
November 17 Bend, Oregon K39DU 39 Fox Translator of KPDX/Portland, Oregon
November 19 Boise, Idaho K49GX 49 Independent
December 9 Watertown, New York W66CH 66 America One
Unknown date Detroit, Michigan W44AR 44 Independent
Eugene, Oregon K53EA 53 The Box
New York City W23BA 23 Independent
Quincy, Illinois
(Hannibal, Missouri/Keokuk, Iowa)
CGEM (cable-only) Fox

Station closures

Date City of license/Market Station Channel Affiliation Sign-on date Notes
April 5 Albuquerque, New Mexico KGSA-TV 14 Independent May 19, 1981
Unknown date Wenatchee, Washington KCWT 27 (UHF) TBN 1984


Date Name Notability
January 4 Aaryn Doyle Canadian voice actress (The Save-Ums!) and singer
January 5 Franz Drameh English actor (Legends of Tomorrow)
January 9 Ashley Argota Actress (True Jackson, VP, Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures, Lab Rats, The Fosters)
January 12 Zayn Malik Singer (One Direction)
January 13 Tyler Barnhardt Actor
January 14 Matthew Timmons Actor (The Suite Life on Deck)
January 15 Tyler Alexander Mann Voice actor (Carl on Phineas and Ferb)
January 18 Morgan York Actress (Hannah Montana)
January 19 Dani Thorne Actress
January 27 Jon Kent Ethridge Actor (Out of Jimmy's Head)
February 3 Brandon Micheal Hall Actor
February 6 Tinashe Actress (Out of Jimmy's Head, Two and a Half Men) and singer
February 7 David Dorfman Actor
February 12 Jennifer Stone Actress (Wizards of Waverly Place, Deadtime Stories)
Taylor Dearden Actress
February 13 Alex Sawyer British actor (House of Anubis)
February 14 Shane Harper Actor (Good Luck Charlie, Awkward)
Alberto Rosende Actor (Shadowhunters)
February 17 Philip Wiegratz German actor
February 19 Victoria Justice Actress (Zoey 101, Victorious, Eye Candy) and singer
February 23 Christina Kirkman Actress (All That)
February 26 Taylor Dooley Actress
March 4 Jenna Boyd
Bobbi Kristina Brown Actress (The Houstons: On Our Own) (d. 2015)
Abigail Mavity Actress (Zeke and Luther)
March 21 Suraj Sharma Actor
March 29 Joe Adler Actor
April 4 Daniela Bobadilla Actress
April 10 Sofia Carson Actress (Descendants, Descendants: Wicked World) and singer
April 14 Ellington Ratliff Actor and drummer (R5)
Graham Phillips Actor (The Good Wife)
Vivien Cardone Actress (Everwood)
April 15 Madeleine Martin Actress (JoJo's Circus, Californication, Adventure Time)
April 16 Chance the Rapper American hip hop
April 18 Nathan Sykes British singer (The Wanted)
April 19 Sebastian de Souza English actor (Skins, Recovery Road)
April 23 Brooke Palsson Actress (Between)
May 6 Naomi Scott English actress
May 10 Halston Sage Actress (How to Rock, Crisis)
Spencer Fox Voice actor (Kim Possible)
May 11 Annabelle Attanasio Actress
May 13 Debby Ryan Actress (Barney & Friends, The Suite Life on Deck, Jessie, The Mysteries of Laura, Insatiable) and singer
Cyn Singer
May 14 Miranda Cosgrove Actress (Drake & Josh, iCarly, Crowded) and singer
May 24 Bobby Lockwood English actor (House of Anubis)
Oliver Davis Actor (ER, Rodney)
May 29 Maika Monroe Actress
June 6 Jesse Carere Actor (Between, Finding Carter)
June 7 Amanda Leighton Actress (The Fosters, The Powerpuff Girls, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Amphibia)
Jordan Fry Actor
June 9 Danielle Chuchran Actress
June 14 Ryan McCartan Actor (Liv and Maddie)
June 26 Ariana Grande Actress and singer (Victorious, Sam & Cat, Scream Queens)
June 29 Lorenzo James Henrie Actor (Fear the Walking Dead)
July 1 Raini Rodriguez Actress (Austin & Ally)
July 7 Capital Steez American rapper (d. 2012)
July 10 Carlon Jeffery Actor (A.N.T. Farm)
July 20 Alycia Debnam-Carey Australian actress (The 100, Fear the Walking Dead)
July 23 Lili Simmons Actress (Banshee, Hawaii Five-0, The Purge)
July 26 Taylor Momsen Actress and singer (Gossip Girl)
Elizabeth Gillies Actress (Victorious, Dynasty) and singer
Chrysti Ane Brazilian actress (Power Rangers Ninja Steel)
July 28 Cher Lloyd English singer
August 1 Leon Thomas III Actor (The Backyardigans, Victorious, Insecure)
August 2 Cassidy Gifford Actress
Joivan Wade English actor (Youngers, Doom Patrol)
August 7 Francesca Eastwood Actress (Mrs. Eastwood & Company) and daughter of Clint Eastwood
August 8 Stella Baker Actress
August 9 Rydel Lynch Actress and singer (R5)
August 11 Alyson Stoner Actress (Mike's Super Short Show, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), voice actress (Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Phineas and Ferb, Young Justice, The Legend of Korra, Milo Murphy's Law) and singer
Luke Erceg Australian actor (Mortified)
August 12 Imani Hakim Actress (Everybody Hates Chris)
August 14 Cassi Thomson Actress (Big Love, Switched at Birth)
August 16 Cameron Monaghan Actor (Shameless, Gotham)
August 18 Maia Mitchell Australian actress (Mortified, The Fosters, Good Trouble)
August 26 Keke Palmer Actress (True Jackson, VP, Winx Club, Scream Queens, Star, Berlin Station, Scream) and singer
August 29 Liam Payne Singer (One Direction)
Lucas Cruikshank Actor (Fred: The Show, Marvin Marvin)
September 5 Gage Golightly Actress (The Troop, Ringer, Teen Wolf, Red Oaks)
September 7 Taylor Gray Actor (Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures, Star Wars Rebels)
September 9 Charlie Stewart Actor (Life with Bonnie, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody)
September 13 Niall Horan Singer (One Direction)
Aisha Dee Australian actress (The Saddle Club, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Chasing Life, The Bold Type)
September 18 Patrick Schwarzenegger Actor and son of Arnold Schwarzenegger
September 21 Aliocha Schneider French-Canadian actor
September 22 Carlos Knight Actor (Supah Ninjas)
September 24 Ben Platt Actor
September 25 Zach Tyler Eisen Voice actor (Little Bill, The Backyardigans, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
October 2 Elizabeth McLaughlin Actress (First Day, Betrayal, Hand of God)
Tara Lynne Barr Actress (Aquarius)
October 8 Angus T. Jones Actor (Two and a Half Men)
Molly Quinn Actress (Winx Club, Castle)
Autumn Chiklis Actress
October 11 Brandon Flynn Actor (13 Reasons Why)
October 19 Hunter King Actress (The Young and the Restless)
October 23 Taylor Spreitler Actress (Days of Our Lives, Melissa & Joey)
October 27 Troy Gentile Actor (The Goldbergs)
October 29 India Eisley Actress (The Secret Life of the American Teenager)
November 1 Dillon Lane Actor (Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures)
November 6 Jak Knight Actor, comedian and writer (Big Mouth, Bust Down) (d. 2022)
November 14 Matthew Levy Actor (Sons of Tucson)
November 16 Pete Davidson Actor (Wild 'n Out, Guy Code, Failosophy, Saturday Night Live)
November 22 Nathan McLeod Canadian actor (Life with Boys)
November 24 Zoe Levin Actress
November 27 Aubrey Peeples Actress (Nashville) and singer
November 28 Bryshere Y. Gray Actor (Empire) and rapper
November 29 David Lambert Actor (Aaron Stone, The Fosters)
December 8 AnnaSophia Robb Actress (The Carrie Diaries, Mercy Street)
December 11 Nesta Cooper Actress
December 17 Kiersey Clemons Actress
December 21 Jinger Vuolo Actress (19 Kids and Counting, Counting On) and television personality
December 22 Aliana Lohan Actress (The Parent Trap, Living Lohan) and daughter of Michael Lohan and Dina Lohan
Meghan Trainor American singer
December 23 Caleb Foote Actor (The Kids Are Alright)
December 27 Olivia Cooke Actress (Bates Motel)


Date Name Age Notability
January 27 André the Giant 46 Wrestler (WrestleMania)
March 6 Douglas Marland 58 Writer (As the World Turns)
March 17 Helen Hayes 92 Actress (The Snoop Sisters)
March 31 Brandon Lee 28 Actor
April 1 Jerry Hausner 83 Actor (Jerry the agent on I Love Lucy, voice of Waldo in Mr. Magoo cartoons)
April 3 Pinky Lee 85 Comedian (The Gumby Show)
June 11 Ray Sharkey 40 Actor (Wiseguy)
June 22 Pat Nixon 81 First Lady of the United States and spouse of President Richard Nixon
June 30 George McFarland 64 Actor (Our Gang)
July 2 Fred Gwynne 66 Actor (Herman on The Munsters, Muldoon on Car 54, Where Are You?)
August 16 Tom Fuccello 56 Actor (Dave Culver on Dallas)
September 4 Hervé Villechaize 50 Actor (Tattoo on Fantasy Island)
September 12 Raymond Burr 76 Actor (Perry Mason, Ironside)
October 12 Leon Ames 91 Actor (Mister Ed)
October 25 Vincent Price 82 Actor (The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Hollywood Squares, Batman)
October 31 River Phoenix 23 Actor (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)
November 21 Bill Bixby 59 Actor (My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Incredible Hulk), director, producer
November 28 Garry Moore 78 Game show host and Television personality (I've Got a Secret)
December 16 Moses Gunn 64 Actor (Good Times)
December 22 Don DeFore 80 Actor (Erskin "Thorny" Thornberry on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, George "Mr. B." Baxter on Hazel)

See also


  1. ^ Johnson, John C. "Montana Radio and TV Photos". John in Arizona. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1994 (PDF). 1994. p. C-41. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Carter, Bill (January 14, 1993). "Letterman Appears Certain To Move to CBS From NBC". The New York Times. Retrieved August 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Nelson, John (March 5, 1993). "Valvano receives award, announces foundation plan". Free Lance-Star. (Fredericksburg, Virginia). Associated Press. p. A8.
  5. ^ Jim Shea (May 7, 1993). "Select few watching NHL on ABC". Hartford Courant. p. E9.
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