Leap Year: 1996 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Capricorn.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 1st of January, 1996 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
Age: Anyone born on the 1st of January, 1996, will be 21 years of age.
American Format: 01-01-1996 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1996-01-01. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19960101" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 820454400.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:
New Year's Day
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of January, 1996:
United States: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
United Kingdom: Earth Song - Michael Jackson
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Toy Story" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 1st of January, 1996.
During the middle of the 1990s, female clothing began to become more form-fitting, as those badly-shaped "mom jeans" began to disappear. Grunge fashion started to decline and popular outfits began to include tartan minikilts, hot pants, slip dresses and knee highs.
X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
A scientist called David Ho is named as the Time Person of the Year in 1996. Ho had made pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.
Weather information for the 1st of January, 1996:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.1 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 31.3 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 4.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 1st of January, 1996.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 1st of January, 1996 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of January, 1996 is the 10th of October, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
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Things that happened during this general period of time...
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 1st of January, 1996. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of January, 1996.
7,963 days have passed since this date.
687,999,600 seconds have passed since the 1st of January, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 802,666,200 times.
Since the 1st of January, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 355,007,793,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 114,666,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 59,167,966 steps. That's about 26,297 miles!
Since this date, 8,255,995 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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