February 26th, 1996

February 26th, 1996, fell on a Monday. It was day 57 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 11 months and 2 days have passed since February 26th, 1996.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • United Kingdom: Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis

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 26th, 1996 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. In America, the song One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Don't Look Back In Anger by Oasis 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 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Martin", "The X-Files" and "The Secret World of Alex Mack".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat 3", "Air Combat", "Command & Conquer" and "Destruction Derby". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rugrats", "Home Improvement" and "Hang Time". Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Mighty Max", "Sky Dancers" 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 26th, 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:

  • 24 years, 11 months and 2 days have passed since February 26th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 09 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 26th, 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 825292800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 26th, 1996:

  • 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.
  • 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: 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 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.
  • This date: February 26th, 1996
  • March 5th, 1996: Cali Cartel leader José Santacruz Londoño (Chepe) is killed by police.
  • March 11th, 1996: The best-selling album "Falling into You" is released by Celine Dion.
  • March 11th, 1996: WWF: Steve Austin wrestles as "Stone Cold" for the first time in a fight against Savio Vega.
  • March 13th, 1996: The Dunblane school massacre occurs in Scotland. 18 people are killed.
  • March 18th, 1996: The song "Return of the Mack" is released by R&B artist Mark Morrison.
  • March 19th, 1996: Publican Tom Nevin is shot dead at Jack White's pub in Wicklow, Ireland.
  • March 22nd, 1996: The game Resident Evil is released.
  • March 22nd, 1996: Rapper Dr. Dre leaves Death Row Records due to infighting.
  • March 25th, 1996: The single "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" is released by Australian singer Gina G.
  • March 27th, 1996: Three British soldiers are found guilty of the rape and murder of Louise Jensen in Ayia Napa, Cyprus in 1994. Geoffrey Pernell, Allan Ford, and Justin Fowler are sentenced to life in prison for the crime.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 26th, 1996, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 26th, 1996 falls under the Wolf.
  • 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
  • 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 26th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 26th, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.5 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.78 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President

Who was the US President on February 26th, 1996?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 26th, 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 26th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 19th of May, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 26th, 1996 is the 5th of December, 1996. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on February 26th, 1996.

Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to February 26th, 1996. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.


NB: If a video is blank, click on the button above to view the next one...

Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 26th, 1996.

  • 9,103 days have passed since this date.
  • 786,499,200 seconds have passed since the February 26th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 917,582,400 times.
  • Since February 26th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 405,833,587,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,083,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,638,931 steps. That's about 30,062 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,437,990 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Random Dates

A list of random dates that you might be interested in: