20th of May, 1996

The 20th of May, 1996, fell on a Monday. Day 141 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 20th of May, 1996:

  • The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).


Music Singles

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.

  • Mid-1990s fashion

    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.

  • 1996 in movies.

    1996 saw the release of movies such as Independence Day, Twister, Mission: Impossible, The Rock, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 101 Dalmatians, Ransom, Eraser, The Nutty Professor, Jerry Maguire, Scream, The Cable Guy, Mars Attacks! and The Craft.

  • Gillian Anderson

    X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.

  • David Ho

    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.

  • Tamagotchi

    The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" begins to spread across America and Europe.

  • Eurovision 1996

    The 1996 Eurovision song contest is held in Oslo, Norway. Ireland win the contest with the song "The Voice" by Eimear Quinn.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since the 20th of May, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1996.
  • Leap Year: 1996 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Age: Anyone born on the 20th of May, 1996, will be 23 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 832546800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 20th of May, 1996:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of May, 1996, 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.

Weather

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.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 20th of May, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 20th of May, 1996 was probably conceived around the 11th of August, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of May, 1996 is the 27th of February, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

20th of May

Events that have occurred on the 20th of May:


Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 3rd Rock from the Sun - Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
  • JAG - TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
  • Brotherly Love - TV series about three siblings whose father died.
  • Pinky and the Brain - Animated series about a pair of genetically enhanced laboratory mice.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess - TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
  • Father Ted - Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - TV series.
  • Star Trek: Voyager - Wikipedia - Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
  • Gargoyles - Animated series about a group of gargoyles that come to life at night.
  • The Secret World of Alex Mack - Sitcom about a teenager with special powers.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Resident Evil - Zombie horror survival game.
  • Duke Nukem 3D - First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.
  • Rayman - Side-scrolling platform game that was released by Ubi Soft.
  • Tekken 2 - Fighter game that was released for the original PlayStation.
  • Command & Conquer - Real-time strategy game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of May, 1996.

  • 8,585 days have passed since this date.
  • 741,747,600 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 865,372,200 times.
  • Since the 20th of May, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 382,741,761,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 123,624,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,790,294 steps. That's about 28,351 miles!
  • Since this date, 8,900,971 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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