February 23rd, 1996, fell on a Friday. It was day 54 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
25 years, 0 months and 2 days have passed since February 23rd, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 23rd, 1996:
The film Trainspotting (1996) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 23rd, 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 "Rumble in the Bronx" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is February 23rd, 1996 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
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 Rumble in the Bronx 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 "The X-Files", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "3rd Rock from the Sun". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat 3", "Full Throttle", "Air Combat" and "Rayman". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rosie and Jim", "Friends" and "In the House".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Mighty Max" 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 23rd, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Take That announce their break-up.
Fans are heart broken after English pop group "Take That" announce their break-up on the 13th of February, 1996.
Basic facts and information about this date:
25 years, 0 months and 2 days have passed since February 23rd, 1996.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 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 23rd, 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 825033600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 23rd, 1996:
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.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 23rd, 1996?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on February 23rd, 1996 was probably conceived around the 16th of May, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 23rd, 1996 is the 2nd of December, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on February 23rd, 1996.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 23rd, 1996.
9,134 days have passed since this date.
789,177,600 seconds have passed since the February 23rd, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 920,707,200 times.
Since February 23rd, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 407,215,641,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,529,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,869,274 steps. That's about 30,164 miles!
Since this date, 9,470,131 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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