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March 18, 1996

March 18, 1996, was a Monday. It was the 78th day of 1996. The decade was the nineties.

27 years, 11 months, and 18 days have passed since March 18, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on March 18, 1996:

  • The song "Return of the Mack" is released by R&B artist Mark Morrison.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 18, 1996:

  • United States: "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
  • United Kingdom: "How Deep Is Your Love" by Take That

The Billboard Hot 100 on March 18, 1996

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
  • Sittin' Up In My Room (From "Waiting To Exhale") - Brandy
  • Not Gon' Cry (From "Waiting To Exhale") - Mary J. Blige
  • Nobody Knows - The Tony Rich Project
  • Because You Loved Me (From "Up Close & Personal") - Celine Dion
Play the top songs from 1996
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Up Close and Personal

Top movie

The movie "Up Close and Personal" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 10,214 days ago. Approximately 340 months have passed. It was the 78th day of 1996, in week 12. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 27 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 1996 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 113 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to March 18, 1996

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Monday, March 18, 1996. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Pisces. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

Spring has arrived, and the days are starting to get longer. St. Patrick's Day of 1996 has recently come and gone. In America, the song "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion is at the top of the singles charts, while "How Deep Is Your Love" by Take That is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Up Close and Personal is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network.

Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems. In fashion, "grunge" clothing has fallen out of favor, 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 schoolgirl" look. The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Margaux Hemingway, Agnieszka Kotlarska, Tupac Shakur, and Yaki Kadafi would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "One Foot in the Grave", "Martin", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", and "Father Ted".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Myst", "Theme Park", "Rayman", and "Twisted Metal". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Rosie and Jim", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "In the House", and "Moesha". Popular toys at the moment include Yo-yo, the SEGA Game Gear, Littlest Pet Shop, and Dear Diary.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on March 18, 1996.

  • The Dunblane massacre shocks the world.

    The Dunblane massacre shocks the world

    On March 13th, 1996, a man named Thomas Hamilton shot 16 children and one teacher dead at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Hamilton committed suicide immediately after the shooting. Afterwards, there were calls for tighter controls on handgun ownership.
  • Trainspotting.

    Trainspotting

    The British black comedy film "Trainspotting" was being shown in movie theaters.
  • Motorola StarTAC.

    Motorola StarTAC

    The Motorola StarTAC was released in January 1996. It was one of the first popular cellphones to include a flip design.
  • 1996 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1996?

    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.
  • David Ho.

    David Ho

    A scientist named David Ho was named Time Person of the Year in 1996 because of his pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.
  • Gillian Anderson.

    Gillian Anderson

    The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
  • 1996 in movies.

    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.
  • Best football players 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.
  • The English Patient.

    The English Patient

    "The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.
  • Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    The song "Change the World" by Eric Clapton went on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    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.
  • First Chechen War.

    First Chechen War

    The First Chechen War was raging between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    Mid-1990s fashion

    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.
  • The Internet is growing.

    The Internet is growing

    A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    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".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    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.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    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.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on March 18, 1996.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to March 18, 1996.

  • February 17, 1996: IBM's computer Deep Blue is defeated 4-2 by Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.
  • February 19, 1996: Oasis release their single "Don't Look Back in Anger".
  • February 20, 1996:
    • Rapper Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard are acquitted of murder.
    • Canadian singer Celine Dion releases her single "Because You Loved Me".
  • February 23, 1996: The film Trainspotting (1996) is released.
  • February 29, 1996: The siege of Bosnian capital Sarajevo is officially ended after nearly four years.
  • March 4, 1996: 2,700 people are evacuated when a train carrying hazardous materials catches fire after being derailed near Weyauwega, Wisconsin.
  • March 5, 1996: Cali Cartel leader José Santacruz Londoño (Chepe) is killed by police.
  • March 9, 1996: Mariah Carey releases her single "Always Be My Baby".
  • March 11, 1996:
    • The best-selling album "Falling into You" is released by Celine Dion.
    • WWF: Steve Austin wrestles as "Stone Cold" for the first time in a fight against Savio Vega.
    • Liberal leader John Howard becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • March 13, 1996: Dunblane school massacre: 16 students and one teacher are shot dead by a mass shooter in Dunblane, Scotland.
  • March 16, 1996: "The Championship: Part I": Mike Tyson knocks out Frank Bruno in the third round.
  • This date: March 18, 1996
  • March 19, 1996: Irish Crime: Publican Tom Nevin is shot dead at Jack White's pub in Wicklow, Ireland.
  • March 22, 1996:
    • The game Resident Evil is released.
    • Rapper Dr. Dre leaves Death Row Records due to infighting.
  • March 25, 1996: The single "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" is released by Australian singer Gina G.
  • March 27, 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.
  • March 31, 1996: WrestleMania XII: Shawn Michaels defeats Bret Hart in an Iron Man match at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
  • April 1, 1996:
    • Wrestling: Mankind makes his WWF debut against Bob "Spark Plug" Holly.
    • The final episode of "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" is aired on Nickelodeon.
  • April 3, 1996:
    • The film Primal Fear (1996), starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton, is released in movie theaters.
    • Rapper M.C. Hammer files for bankruptcy.
    • Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is arrested.
    • United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown dies in a plane crash in Croatia.
  • April 6, 1996: The first Major League Soccer game takes place in San Jose, California.
  • April 12, 1996: The film "James and the Giant Peach" is released.
  • April 14, 1996: The Simpsons episode containing the popular segment about "Steamed Hams" is aired on television.
  • April 15, 1996: No Doubt release their single "Don't Speak".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 18, 1996, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: March 18, 1996 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.
  • Birth flower (March): The Daffodil and the Jonqui.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on March 18, 1996

People in March 1996 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from March 1996.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
JAG
JAG
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Father Ted
Father Ted
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Friends
Friends
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
ER
ER
Party of Five
Party of Five
Ellen
Ellen
Babylon 5
Babylon 5
The Nanny
The Nanny
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger
Frasier
Frasier
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
The X-Files
The X-Files
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mad About You
Mad About You
Martin
Martin
Melrose Place
Melrose Place
Baywatch
Baywatch
Step by Step
Step by Step
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave

Cars in 1996

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.

Cars in 1996.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on March 18, 1996

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1996:

Moesha
Moesha
Little Bear
Little Bear
Goosebumps
Goosebumps

Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love
Hang Time
Hang Time
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
In the House
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Gargoyles
Gargoyles
The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Secret World of Alex Mack
Friends
Friends
Street Sharks
Street Sharks
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High
All That
All That
Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
Weird Science
Weird Science
The Nanny
The Nanny
Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Rocko's Modern Life
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Living Single
Living Single
X-Men: The Animated Series
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends
Home Improvement
Home Improvement
Doug
Doug
Rugrats
Rugrats
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim
Art Attack
Art Attack
Round the Twist
Round the Twist
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Roseanne
Roseanne
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1996

Toys and games that were popular in 1996:

12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Sky Dancers
Sky Dancers
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Matchbox Car Wash
Matchbox Car Wash
Action Man
Action Man
Mighty Max
Mighty Max
Littlest Pet Shop
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Nerf Blaster
Nerf Blaster
Super Soaker (water gun)
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates
Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
Jenga
Jenga
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in March 1996.

Duke Nukem 3D 1996
Duke Nukem 3D
Virtua Fighter 2 1996
Virtua Fighter 2
Twisted Metal 1995
Twisted Metal
Phantasmagoria 1995
Phantasmagoria
Destruction Derby 1995
Destruction Derby
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Rayman 1995
Rayman
Killer Instinct 1995
Killer Instinct
Tekken 2 1995
Tekken 2
The Adventures of Batman & Robin 1995
The Adventures of Batman & Robin
Command & Conquer 1995
Command & Conquer
Air Combat 1995
Air Combat
Judge Dredd 1995
Judge Dredd
Full Throttle 1995
Full Throttle
Mortal Kombat 3 1995
Mortal Kombat 3
Theme Park 1995
Theme Park
Myst 1993
Myst

Were you born on March 18, 1996?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1996.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out March 18, 2002, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 18.

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

US President Deceased
Born on March 18, 1837
He was not alive on this date.

Jeff Stelling

Jeff Stelling

Sport TV presenter
Born on March 18, 1955
He turned 41 on this day in 1996.

Irene Cara

Irene Cara

Singer Deceased
Born on March 18, 1959
She turned 37 on this day in 1996.

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams

Model
Born on March 18, 1963
She turned 33 on this day in 1996.

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Actress
Born on March 18, 1970
She turned 26 on this day in 1996.

USA

US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on March 18, 1996.

UK

UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on March 18, 1996 was most likely conceived around June 26, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 18, 1996 is close to December 9, 1996.

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Stats for March 18, 1996

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about March 18, 1996:

  • 10,214 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,459 weeks have passed.
  • 882,489,600 seconds have passed since March 18, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,029,571,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 455,364,633,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 147,081,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 75,894,106 steps. That's roughly 33,731 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,589,875 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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