Saturday, March 27, 2021

Born in 1993

I've been trying to think of topics for this here '93 blog and it hasn't been as easy as I'd imagined. Eventually I came up with the idea to discuss athletes and entertainers who were Born in 1993. That way I could tie in some currently relevant people and events to this very dated blog concept. 

Rather than actually researching people who'd been born 28 years ago I thought of someone I wanted to discuss and then googled their birth year. 

Oooh how about Elizabeth Olsen? Everyone's talking about WandaVision. Is it possible she's 28 or so?

Nope... she's 32. And - hold the phone - she's the Olsen twins' younger sister?!? GTFO!

Okay, well... how about Ryan George? I've been binge-watching his Pitch Meetings and The First Guy videos. He's very funny. Is he 28, by any chance? 


Nope. He, too, was born in 1989.

Damn. If only his time traveling talk show had been based in 1993 and not 1995

Oh! How about Lynn Gunn, lead singer of Pvris. Was she born in 1993?

Nope, 1994. Fvck.

Okay, fine.  Who the heck was Born in 1993? According to this list on IMDB, here are our choices:

This the dude from One Direction? You don't know you're beautiful/that's what makes you beautiful. That guy? Or was that Harry Styles? Moving on...

Ah yes, Victoria. Gorgeous young woman. Talented, too. But I covered her over at The Collector.

Hi. I don't know you, but... hi. 

i never watched iCarly. Didn't know she was in Despicable Me 2. 

No. Just... no.

Why does this guy sound familiar... was he in One Direction, too?

Hey it's the half-a-man who quit acting to join a religious cult sect. Cool.

Here we go. You probably know Olivia from Ready Player One but I first saw her in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (she was the dying girl.)

That was a lowkey good movie (and book). And since Olivia Cooke was born at the tail end of 1993 I'm satisfied that I've found someone worth discussing here. 

In the next edition of Born In 1993 I'll try to find some other entertainers to discuss. Failing that, I'll just stick to sports ;)

Thanks for reading!



  1. All of the above fall into the following categories:

    1. My daughter used to watch/like them
    2. My daughter dislikes them
    3. I have no idea who that is

    1. Replace "daughter" with "nieces" and that's pretty much my list, too.

  2. Man, that's a lot of Nickelodeon! There was even an episode where Carly fought Victoria Justice. (Don't ask me how I know that....)

    1. Lol, I've seen more Victorious than I should have but I didn't see that one.

  3. Ryan George's pitch meetings are fantastic. The rest of his stuff are hit-or-miss but I've seen all the pitch meetings and they're great.

    1. The Pitch Meetings are definitely his best work but I like "First Guy" and the Time Traveler series, too.

  4. If we were playing a game where I had to name any of these people... Ariana Grande would be the only one. I mean... I recognize the Scarlet Witch, but couldn't name the actress. At least I know she's part of the Olsen family.

  5. My daughter still watches iCarly on Netflix - typical obnoxious tween fare.

  6. From the few pictures that I've seen of this Olsen gal, I thought that she was the older sister of the twins. Hopefully she saves her money :)

    1. I don't know if it's because Mary-Kate and Ashley were child stars or because Elizabeth has a more mature look but yeah, it was a surprise to me, too. Also I didn't realize they were related for the longest time. In some things (like this video) she looks nothing like the twins, but then I saw a couple pics where the resemblance was 100%.