February 28th, 1996

February 28th, 1996, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 59 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 5 months and 10 days have passed since February 28th, 1996.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 28th, 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 28th, 1996 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Pinky and the Brain".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mortal Kombat 3", "Air Combat", "Tekken 2" and "Duke Nukem 3D". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Bill Nye the Science Guy", "Gargoyles", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" and "Goosebumps". Popular toys include the likes of "G.I. Joe (figures)", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Action Man".


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 28th, 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, 5 months and 10 days have passed since February 28th, 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 28th, 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 825465600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 28th, 1996:

  • February 5th, 1996: Football: Mick McCarthy is appointed as the new manager of the Irish football team.
  • February 8th, 1996: An IRA ceasefire is ended after the paramilitary group bomb 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 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 23rd, 1996: The film Trainspotting (1996) is released.
  • 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 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 25th, 1996: The single "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" is released by Australian singer Gina G.
  • March 28th, 1996: Three British soldiers are found guilty of the manslaughter of Danish tour guide Louise Jensen in Cyprus.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 28th, 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 28th, 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 28th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 28th, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.64cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.28 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on February 28th, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 28th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 21st of May, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 28th, 1996 is the 7th of December, 1996. (Rough Estimate).

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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on February 28th, 1996.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 28th, 1996.

  • 8,930 days have passed since this date.
  • 771,548,400 seconds have passed since the February 28th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 900,139,800 times.
  • Since February 28th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 398,118,974,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 128,591,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 66,353,162 steps. That's about 29,490 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,258,581 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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