The following events occurred in 1993.
Series 1988A $1
At least 99%
All $1 bills printed from July through December 1992 (except the New York bills from July 1992) remained in circulation all year.
|All were up to Series 1976.|
Series 1988A $5
At least 99%
All $5 bills printed from January through December 1992 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1988A $10
|About 63% as of January 1, 1993; about 5% as of December 31, 1993|
Series 1990 $10
About 37% as of January 1, 1993; about 95% as of December 31, 1993 All $10 bills printed from June through December 1992 (except the Chicago bills from June 1992) remained in circulation all year.
Series 1988A $20
About 77% as of January 1, 1993; about 13% as of December 31, 1993
All $20 bills printed from January through March 1992 (except the New York and San Francisco bills) remained in circulation all year.
Series 1990 $20
About 23% as of January 1, 1993; about 87% as of December 31, 1993
All $20 bills printed from April through December 1992 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1988 $50
About 19% as of January 1, 1993; less than 4% as of December 31, 1993
Series 1990 $50
About 81% as of January 1, 1993; at least about 96% as of December 31, 1993
Series 1985 $100
About 17% as of January 1, 1993; about 10% as of December 31, 1993 All $100 bills printed from February 1988 through June 1989 remained in circulation all year.
Series 1988 $100
About 35% as of January 1, 1993; about 30% as of December 31, 1993 Again, no $100 bills of this series were destroyed this year.
Series 1990 $100
About 48% as of January 1, 1993; about 60% as of December 31, 1993
In theaters, most major film studios continued using their 1992 logos on 1993 releases of their respective films.
Walt Disney, Paramount and Universal's home video logos were also unchanged...
...as so were most television companies' logos.
NBC, CBS and ABC's logos also renamed unchanged...
...as so were most logos from cable television networks.
Disney feature films currently on sale:
Sing-Along Songs videos:
From companies other than Disney:
The Wizard of Oz aired twice more on CBS on February 26 and November 11.
Currently airing on syndication:
Currently airing on PBS:
Currently airing on The Disney Channel:
Currently airing on The Family Channel:
Dr. Seuss videos currently on sale:
Kidsongs videos currently on sale:
Barney & Friends videos currently on sale:
Thomas & Friends videos currently on sale:
With Sega's Master System discontinued, Sega now had just the Genesis and Game Gear, while Nintendo still had three consoles.
Mario video games currently on sale:
Sonic the Hedgehog video games currently on sale:
Kirby video games currently on sale:
What's new for 1993
Columbia and TriStar Pictures' logos were updated, as so was their home video counterpart's.
Warner Home Video became a Time Warner Entertainment company, and MGM/UA Home Video's logo was also updated.
The Fox Network, PBS, and a few of PBS' member stations updated their logos.
Three episodes of Barney & Friends' first season were released on VHS from Barney Home Video (really The Lyons Group).
AOL (America Online), one of the first known internet browsers, was released for Windows 3.1 in January 1993.
A near hour-long Barney & Friends special was released directly to VHS. It takes place between Seasons 1 and 2 of the show.
When Thomas, Percy & the Dragon was released on VHS, Strand VCI Entertainment was also renamed to Strand Home Video:
MS-DOS 6.0 added support for DoubleSpace disk compression.
Another season of Shining Time Station premiered on PBS with 25 more episodes.
Pinocchio's digital restoration version was released on VHS this month.
Merv Griffin Enterprises' last logo began appearing on new episodes of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!.
Hook began airing on Showtime and The Movie Channel.
A few episodes of Shining Time Station were released on VHS from Kid Vision, a division of Warner Home Video.
Disney's next Sing-Along Songs video, Friend Like Me, was released to promote Aladdin.
Kirby's Adventure was the only NES game in the Kirby franchise.
Play Along Songs joined the Kidsongs video series.
The USA Network began airing the first Star Wars film.
When Home Alone 2: Lost in New York was released on VHS from Fox Video, the logo was updated:
Super Mario All-Stars comprised of all four Mario games for the NES, with new 16-bit graphics and audio.
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey was released on VHS.
Daisy and Other Thomas Stories joined the Thomas & Friends video series.
Barney's Favorites: Vol. 1 was the very first Barney & Friends album released on the Audio CD format.
Two new Sonic the Hedgehog TV series premiered on syndication and ABC, respectively. There were 65 episodes for Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, and 13 for ABC's Sonic the Hedgehog.
The next seasons of these programs premiered this month on their respective networks.
A new game show called Legends of the Hidden Temple premiered on Nickelodeon. There were 40 episodes.
Barney & Friends' second season premiered on PBS stations on September 27. It only had 18 new episodes. When this season debuted, it featured a brand-new PBS logo exclusively seen on children's programming:
Sonic the Hedgehog CD was released for the Sega CD, an accessory to the Sega Genesis.
Aladdin was released on home video this month.
If We Could Talk to the Animals was the last Kidsongs video before the Biggles' first appearance in the series.
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was released this month. It was the first known version of Windows to include a CD-ROM inside.
A CAV laserdisc set called "The Ultimate Oz" was released on November 17.
Sonic Chaos was Sega's next Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Game Gear.
On November 25, Home Alone premiered on NBC. It aired there annually.
Kirby's Pinball Land was the first spin-off game in the Kirby franchise.
The other two Star Wars films premiered on the USA Network.
The Twelve Days of Christmas became the 12th Disney's Sing-Along Songs title.
|As of December 31, 1993:|
|Total movies released in theaters|
|Total movies released on VHS|