26th of January, 1996

The 26th of January, 1996, fell on a Friday. Day 26 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.

24 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since the 26th of January, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 26th of January, 1996:

  • The first-person shooter game Duke Nukem 3D is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 26th of January, 1996:

  • United States: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • United Kingdom: Spaceman - Babylon Zoo

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Mr. Holland's Opus" 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 26th of January, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 24 years, 2 months and 12 days have passed since the 26th of January, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 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 26th of January, 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 822614400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 26th of January, 1996:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 26th of January, 1996, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 26th of January, 1996 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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.
  • Friends - Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
  • Touched by an Angel - Tv series about a group of angels.

1996 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1996.

"Moesha" - "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
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 26th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of January:

  • Australia Day

Weather

Weather information for the 26th of January, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 2.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -2.72 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 26th of January, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 26th of January, 1996 was probably conceived around the 18th of April, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 26th of January, 1996 is the 4th of November, 1996. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

26th of January

Events that have occurred on the 26th of January:

  • 26th of January, 1966: Beaumont children: Jane Nartare Beaumont (9), Arnna Kathleen Beaumont (7) and Grant Ellis Beaumont (4) disappear from Glenelg Beach in South Australia.
  • 26th of January, 2001: 20,000 people are killed in an earthquake in Gujarat, India.
  • 26th of January, 2020: NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
  • 26th of January, 1972: Yugoslavian flight attendant Vesna Vulovic survives a 10,160 meter fall after a bomb explodes on JAT Flight 367.
  • 26th of January, 1986: Super Bowl XX: The Chicago Bears defeat the New England Patriots by 46-10 at the Louisiana Superdome.
  • 26th of January, 1992: Super Bowl XXVI: The Washington Redskins defeat the Buffalo Bills by 37-24 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 26th of January, 1997: Super Bowl XXXI: The Green Bay Packers defeat the New England Patriots by 35-21 at the Louisiana Superdome.
  • 26th of January, 2003: Super Bowl XXXVII: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Oakland Raiders by 48-21 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
  • 26th of January, 2016: The game "The Witness" is released on the PC and the PlayStation 4.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 26th of January, 1996.

  • 8,839 days have passed since this date.
  • 763,686,000 seconds have passed since the 26th of January, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 890,967,000 times.
  • Since the 26th of January, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 394,061,976,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 127,281,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,676,996 steps. That's about 29,190 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,164,232 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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