February 21st, 1996, was a Wednesday. It was Day 52 of 1996. The decade was the Nineties.
27 years, 7 months, and 8 days have passed since February 21st, 1996.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 21st, 1996.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:
The top movie on this date was "Broken Arrow (1996)".
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 21st, 1996.
Take That fans were heartbroken after the English pop group announced their breakup on February 13th, 1996.
The Motorola StarTAC was released in January 1996. It was one of the first popular cellphones to include a flip design.
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.
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.
A scientist named David Ho was named Time Person of the Year in 1996 because of his pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.
The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.
The song "Change the World" by Eric Clapton went on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.
The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
The First Chechen War was raging between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
During the mid-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.
A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
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".
Everyone was 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.
Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
A hand-held game 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.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 21st, 1996.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in February 1996.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
Hospital drama series.
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
Soap drama that is set in space.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
1996 saw the introduction of cars such as the Citroën Saxo, the Cadillac Catera, the Audi A3, the Honda Logo, the Volvo S70 and the Pontiac Montana.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1996.
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Biker Mice from Mars
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Barney & Friends
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Rosie and Jim
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1996.
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Matchbox Car Wash
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
Cabbage Patch Kids
Popular video games that people were playing in February of 1996.
Duke Nukem 3D
First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.
Virtua Fighter 2
Fighting video game developed by Sega.
Vehicular combat game.
Point-and-click adventure horror game.
Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Platform game that was released for the SNES.
Side-scrolling platform game that was released by Ubi Soft.
Fighting video game developed by Rare.
Fighter game that was released for the original PlayStation.
The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Action / platform game that was released on various consoles.
Command & Conquer
Real-time strategy game.
Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.
Action video game that was released on multiple platforms.
Adventure game published by LucasArts.
Mortal Kombat 3
The third installment in the series. Fighters band together to fight off an invasion from Shao Kahn.
Theme park construction simulator that was released on various platforms.
Puzzle adventure game.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 21st.
Historical weather information for February 21st, 1996.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 21st, 1996.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about February 21st, 1996.
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