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 Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1996 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1996, will be 21 years of age.
American Format: 05-17-1996 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1996-05-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19960517" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 832287600.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:
Constitution Day (Norway)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1996:
United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
United Kingdom: Fastlove - George Michael
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Twister" 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 17th of May, 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.
The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" begins to spread across America and Europe.
Weather information for the 17th of May, 1996:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 59.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 15.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of May, 1996.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 17th of May, 1996. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of May, 1996. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1996.
7,884 days have passed since this date.
681,181,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 794,711,400 times.
Since the 17th of May, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 351,489,499,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 113,530,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 58,581,583 steps. That's about 26,036 miles!
Since this date, 8,174,174 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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