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January 7th, 1996.

January 7th, 1996, was a Sunday. It was day 7 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

25 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since January 7th, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 7th, 1996?

  • The North American blizzard of 1996 hits states on the east coast.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1996.

  • United States: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • United Kingdom: Earth Song - Michael Jackson
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Toy Story" was at the top of the box office on January 7th, 1996.

Take me back to January 7th, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 7th, 1996 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

People are starting 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. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, "grunge" clothing has declined in popularity and women are beginning to wear form-fitting outfits such as slip dresses and pencil skirts. Movies such as Clueless and The Craft have popularized the "sexy school girl" look.

Meanwhile, in technology news, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Martin", "Babylon 5", "Party of Five" and "ER".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Full Throttle", "Air Combat", "Tekken 2" and "Twisted Metal". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "The Magic School Bus" and "Dexter's Laboratory". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Polly Pocket, G.I. Joe (figures), Mighty Max and Action Man.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 7th, 1996.

  • Motorola StarTAC.

    Motorola StarTAC.

    On January 3rd, 1996, the Motorola StarTAC was released. It was one of the first popular mobile phone releases to include a flip design.

  • 1996 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1996?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1996?

    In 1996, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Penny Hardaway, Shawn Kemp, Grant Hill, Hakeem Olajuwon, Gary Payton, John Stockton, Charles Barkley, Juwan Howard, Shaquille O'Neal, Mitch Richmond and Reggie Miller.

  • David Ho.

    David Ho.

    A scientist called David Ho was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1996 because of his pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.

  • Gillian Anderson.

    Gillian Anderson.

    The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.

  • 1996 in movies.

    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.

  • Best football players in 1996.

    Best football players in 1996.

    In 1996, the best soccer players were Matthias Sammer, Ronaldo, Alan Shearer, Alessandro Del Piero, Jürgen Klinsmann, Davor Šuker, Eric Cantona, Marcel Desailly, Youri Djorkaeff, Karel Poborský and Nwankwo Kanu.

  • The English Patient.

    The English Patient.

    "The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.

  • Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    The song "Change the World" by Eric Clapton went on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant format.

    CDs become the dominant format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

  • First Chechen War.

    First Chechen War.

    During this period, the First Chechen War was raging on between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    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.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 25 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since January 7th, 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 7th, 1996, will be 25 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1996 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 820972800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 7th, 1996.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 7th, 1996, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 7th, 1996 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on January 7th, 1996.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1996.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1996.

  • 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • The PlayStation (PS1)
  • Sky Dancers
  • Action Man
  • Mighty Max
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Nerf Blaster
  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Jenga
  • Sylvanian Families

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Twisted Metal - Vehicular combat game.
  • Phantasmagoria - Point-and-click adventure horror game.
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1996.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 7th, 2002 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 7th of January.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of January.

  • Epiphany Day
  • Christmas Day (Russia)

Weather on January 7th, 1996.

Historical weather information for January 7th, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 8.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -13.33 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on January 7th, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 7th, 1996 was most likely conceived around the 30th of March, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 7th, 1996 is close to the 16th of October, 1996.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 7th, 1996.

  • A total of 9,288 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,326 weeks have passed.
  • 802,479,600 seconds have passed since the January 7th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 936,226,200 times.
  • Since January 7th, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 414,079,473,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 133,746,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 69,013,246 steps. That's about 30,673 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,629,755 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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