January 5th, 1996, fell on a Friday. It was day 5 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since January 5th, 1996.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 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.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 5th, 1996 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
People have started to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Earth Song by Michael Jackson is the number one hit song.
Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Toy Story is at the top of the Box Office. It's 1996, so radio stations are being dominated by the likes of Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Céline Dion, Oasis, Mark Morrison, Spice Girls, Los Del Rio, 2Pac and Coolio. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Ellen", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat 3", "Full Throttle", "Command & Conquer" and "Rayman". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Animaniacs", "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Pinky and the Brain". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Nerf Blaster", "Mighty Max" and "Action Man".
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 January 5th, 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.
First Chechen War.
During this period, the First Chechen War was raging on between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
Eric Clapton - "Change the World"
"Change the World" by Eric Clapton would go on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.
The English Patient
"The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
24 years, 9 months and 23 days have passed since January 5th, 1996.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 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 January 5th, 1996, will be 24 years of age.
People born in 1996 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 820800000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 1996:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 5th, 1996, will have the star sign Capricorn.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Earth.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: January 5th, 1996 falls under the Goose.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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 - 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.
Friends - Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel - Tv series about a group of angels.
ER - Hospital drama series.
1996 - Kid's TV
Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1996.
"Goosebumps" - "Brotherly Love" - "Hang Time" - "Pinky and the Brain" - "In the House" - "Dexter's Laboratory" - "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" - "Gargoyles" - "The Secret World of Alex Mack" - "Friends" - "The Magic School Bus" - "Sweet Valley High" - "All That" - "Sister, Sister" - "Weird Science" - "The Nanny" - "Rocko's Modern Life" - "Biker Mice from Mars" - "Tales from the Cryptkeeper" - "Animaniacs" - "Bill Nye the Science Guy" - "Living Single" - "X-Men: The Animated Series" - "Barney & Friends" - "Home Improvement" - "Doug" - "Rugrats" - "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" - "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - "Rosie and Jim" - "The Simpsons" - "Roseanne" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Married... with Children"
1996 - Toys & Games
Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1996:
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of January:
Destruction Derby - Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
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.
Air Combat - Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.
Full Throttle - Adventure game published by LucasArts.
Mortal Kombat 3 - The third installment in the series. Fighters band together to fight of an invasion that is being led by Shao Kahn.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 5th, 1996.
9,063 days have passed since this date.
783,043,200 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 913,550,400 times.
Since January 5th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 404,050,291,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 130,507,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,341,715 steps. That's about 29,930 miles!
Since this date, 9,396,518 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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