Continuing with our weeklong look at what’s happened since we launched in 1993, today we are exploring the world of entertainment – and what a year it was.
1993 saw the launch of some remarkable films, which have stood the test of time. Just look at the film releases back in the year we started trading:
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Jurassic Park
- Schindler’s List
- Mrs. Doubtfire
- Groundhog Day
- Demolition Man
- The Fugitive
- Carlito’s Way
- Indecent Proposal
- Falling Down
- Last Action Hero
- In the Name of the Father
- The Firm
- Six Degrees of Separation
- The Age of Innocence
- The Piano
- Free Willy
- Grumpy Old Men
- The Pelican Brief
- In the Line of Fire
- Rising Sun
Many of those films are still regulars on our screens having become true Hollywood classics.
It wasn’t just these blockbuster films that have stood the test of time; Meat Loaf’s “I’d do anything for Love”, Take That’s “Relight My Fire”, “Babe”, and “Pray” were among the chart topping hits. Nearer to home, we had a smash hit (and still a favourite) from The Bluebells in the form of “Young At Heart”. Of course, it wasn’t all high quality High Fidelity – we did endure the release of the chart topping Mr. Blobby!
On television, The X-Men aired for the first time, and the cast of Cheers was airing their final series. Linford Christie won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Damon Hill joined the Williams F1 Team, and three years later, in 1996, he won the F1 Driver’s World Championship.
Overall, 1993 was a momentous year for entertainment, but lets also pay respect to those who sadly passed away that year. Audrey Hepburn, Rudolf Nureyev, James Hunt, Frank Zappa, and Vincent Price unfortunately played their final part.
However, the stars of today were just starting out in life: Lewis Hamilton was 8, Andy Murray was 6, Taylor Swift was 4, Ed Sheeran was 2, Sam Smith was 1, and Justin Bieber wasn’t even born until Excel was celebrating its 1st birthday!
We hope we have provided you with some happy memories from the year we launched, tomorrow we will take a fascinating look at technology in 1993, so remember to look.
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