February 1st, 1996

February 1st, 1996, fell on a Thursday. It was day 32 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

25 years, 1 months and 0 days have passed since February 1st, 1996.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 1st, 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.

Take Me Back!

The date is February 1st, 1996 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Spaceman by Babylon Zoo is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Mr. Holland's Opus 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. 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 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "The Secret World of Alex Mack" and "Father Ted".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat 3", "Full Throttle", "Air Combat" and "Duke Nukem 3D". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Married... with Children", "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Goosebumps" and "Moesha". Popular toys include the likes of "Polly Pocket", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Nerf Blaster" and "12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure".


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 February 1st, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 25 years, 1 months and 0 days have passed since February 1st, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 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 February 1st, 1996, will be 25 years of age.
  • People born in 1996 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 823132800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 1st, 1996:

  • January 7th, 1996: The North American blizzard of 1996 hits states on the east coast.
  • January 8th, 1996: Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin makes his WWF debut.
  • January 8th, 1996: 223 people are killed in Kinshasa, Zaire after a cargo aircraft crashes into a market place.
  • January 9th, 1996: The first episode of "3rd Rock from the Sun" is aired on television.
  • January 15th, 1996: 9-year old Amber Hagerman is kidnapped and murdered in Arlington, Texas..
  • January 18th, 1996: Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from pop star Michael Jackson.
  • January 21st, 1996: France carries out its last nuclear weapons test.
  • January 23rd, 1996: The first episode of "Moesha" is aired.
  • January 24th, 1996: Polish Prime Minister Józef Oleksy resigns amid accusations that he spied for Russia.
  • January 25th, 1996: Murderer Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be executed by hanging in the United States.
  • January 26th, 1996: The first-person shooter game Duke Nukem 3D is released.
  • January 28th, 1996: Super Bowl XXX: The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers by 27-17 at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
  • January 28th, 1996: Diana Ross performs at the Super Bowl XXX halftime show.
  • January 31st, 1996: Soccer: Frank Lampard makes his debut for West Ham.
  • This date: February 1st, 1996
  • February 5th, 1996: Football: Mick McCarthy is appointed as the new manager of the Irish football team.
  • February 6th, 1996: 189 people are killed when Birgenair Flight 301 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean while flying from the Caribbean to Germany.
  • February 9th, 1996: NFL: The Baltimore Ravens are established.
  • February 9th, 1996: An IRA ceasefire is ended after the paramilitary group bombs the Canary Wharf District in England..
  • February 10th, 1996: Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is defeated by IBM's supercomputer Deep Blue.
  • February 13th, 1996: The album "All Eyez on Me" is released by 2Pac.
  • February 13th, 1996: Hip hop trio The Fugees release their album "The Score".
  • February 13th, 1996: English pop group Take That formally announce their break-up.
  • February 14th, 1996: Former Liverpool manager Bob Paisley passes away at the age of 77.
  • February 16th, 1996: The comedy movie Happy Gilmore (1996), starring Adam Sandler, is released in movie theaters.
  • February 16th, 1996: 11 people lose their lives after two trains collide in Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • February 17th, 1996: IBM's computer Deep Blue is defeated 4-2 by Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.
  • February 19th, 1996: Oasis release their single "Don't Look Back in Anger".
  • February 20th, 1996: Rapper Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard are acquitted of murder.
  • February 23rd, 1996: The film Trainspotting (1996) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 1st, 1996, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 1st, 1996 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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 - 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

Video Games

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

  • Duke Nukem 3D - First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of February:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of February:

  • The Memorial Day of the Republic (Hungary)

Weather

Weather information for February 1st, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 9.0 degrees Fahrenheit. -12.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.67 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on February 1st, 1996?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 1st, 1996?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 1st, 1996 was probably conceived around the 24th of April, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 1st, 1996 is the 10th of November, 1996. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 1st, 1996.

  • 9,160 days have passed since this date.
  • 791,424,000 seconds have passed since the February 1st, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 923,328,000 times.
  • Since February 1st, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 408,374,784,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,904,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 68,062,464 steps. That's about 30,250 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,497,088 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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