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 20th 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 20th of May, 1996, will be 23 years of age.
American Format: 05-20-1996 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 1996-05-20. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "19960520" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 832546800.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of May, 1996:
United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
United Kingdom: Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit - Gina G
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 20th 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.
1996 in music.
Popular music artists in 1996 included Los del Río, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, 2Pac, LL Cool J, Soundgarden, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Alanis Morissette, Everything but the Girl, Joan Osborne, Mary J. Blige, SWV, Toni Braxton, Eric Clapton, Blackstreet, R. Kelly, Metallica and Van Halen.
The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" begins to spread across America and Europe.
The 1996 Eurovision song contest is held in Oslo, Norway. Ireland win the contest with the song "The Voice" by Eimear Quinn.
Weather information for the 20th of May, 1996:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 69.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 20th of May, 1996.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 20th 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 20th 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 20th of May, 1996.
8,460 days have passed since this date.
730,944,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 852,768,000 times.
Since the 20th of May, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 377,167,104,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 121,824,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 62,861,184 steps. That's about 27,938 miles!
Since this date, 8,771,328 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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