April 4th, 1996, fell on a Thursday. It was day 95 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 7 months and 23 days have passed since April 4th, 1996.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 4th, 1996:
United States: Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
United Kingdom: Firestarter - Prodigy
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Birdcage" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 4th, 1996 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 1996 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.
In America, the song Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Firestarter by Prodigy is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Birdcage is at the top of the Box Office.
In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. 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 "Martin", "Walker, Texas Ranger", "Ellen" and "Star Trek: Voyager".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Command & Conquer", "Tekken 2", "Rayman" and "Duke Nukem 3D". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "Rugrats", "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Pinky and the Brain". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Action Man" and "Sky Dancers".
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 April 4th, 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.
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.
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.
On the 3rd of April, 1996, Theodore John Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) was arrested at his cabin near Lincoln, Montana.
Basic facts and information about this date:
24 years, 7 months and 23 days have passed since April 4th, 1996.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 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 April 4th, 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 828572400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around April 4th, 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 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.
March 31st, 1996: WrestleMania XII: Shawn Michaels defeats Bret Hart in an Iron Man match at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
April 1st, 1996: Wrestling: Mankind makes his WWF debut against Bob "Spark Plug" Holly.
April 3rd, 1996: The film Primal Fear (1996), starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton, is released in movie theaters.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 4th, 1996.
9,003 days have passed since this date.
777,862,800 seconds have passed since the April 4th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 907,506,600 times.
Since April 4th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 401,377,204,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 129,643,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 66,896,201 steps. That's about 29,732 miles!
Since this date, 9,334,354 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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