1993 - Year in Review

My birthday is just a mere two months away and I will soon be entering my 24th year. I always joke that, "All the best things came out in 1993." To prove it to you, I've made a list of all the best movies, books, and events that happened in 1993. Are any of your favorites on this list?

Top 30 Movies:

1. Jurassic Park

2. Schindler's List

3. Dazed and Confused

4. Tombstone

5. Mrs. Doubtfire

6. Groundhog Day

7. The Fugitive

8. True Romance

9. Rudy

10. What's Eating Gilbert Grape

11. Benny & Joon

12. Grumpy Old Men

13. The Sandlot

14. Last Action hero

15. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey - My personal favorite as a child

16. Robin Hood: Men in Tights

17. The Nightmare Before Christmas

18. The Firm

19. Sleepless in Seattle

20. Hocus Pocus

21. Coneheads

22. Falling Down

23. Philadelphia

24. The Piano

25. The Three Musketeers

26. This Boy's Life

27. Addams Family Values

28. Dennis the Menace

29. Cool Runnings

30. Free Willy

Top 15 Books:

1. The Giver by Lois Lowry

2. Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

3. The Client by John Grisham

4. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

5. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

6. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

7. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

8. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

9. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

10. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

11. The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan

12. Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles

13. Cruel & Unusual by Patricia Cornwell

14. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

15. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon - Another childhood favorite

Baby Becky

(Very) Brief American History:

1. Bill Clinton sworn in as 42nd POTUS

2. Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl XXVII against Buffalo Bills

3. Women are now allowed to fly war planes in the US Air Force

4. Lillian Gish, Actress and First Lady of American Cinema, dies at age 99.

5. Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Washington DC

6. Background checks now required for purchasing a handgun under Brady Violence Prevention bill

7. I was born!

Average Cost of Living:

Income - $31, 230

Gas - $1.16/gal

Movie Ticket - $4.14

Tuition to Harvard - $23,514

There are obviously so many things that happened in the course of this one year. I tried to pick out the least depressing ones. Do you remember any of these events?