April 6th, 1996

April 6th, 1996, fell on a Saturday. It was day 97 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since April 6th, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on April 6th, 1996:

  • The first Major League Soccer game takes place in San Jose, California.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 6th, 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 6th, 1996 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. 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.

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 "Home Improvement", "Party of Five", "Touched by an Angel" and "JAG". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Air Combat", "Command & Conquer", "Phantasmagoria" and "Duke Nukem 3D".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Roseanne", "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "Weird Science" and "Friends". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "G.I. Joe (figures)", "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Sky Dancers" and "PlayStation (PS1)".


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 6th, 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.

  • Ted Kaczynski.

    On the 3rd of April, 1996, Theodore John Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) was arrested at his cabin near Lincoln, Montana.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 24 years, 4 months and 3 days have passed since April 6th, 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 6th, 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 828745200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 6th, 1996:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • April 3rd, 1996: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is arrested.
  • April 15th, 1996: No Doubt release their single "Don't Speak".
  • April 28th, 1996: The first episode of "Dexter's Laboratory" is aired.
  • April 28th, 1996: The Port Arthur massacre: Martin Bryant kills 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia.
  • April 29th, 1996: Football: Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan delivers his "I would love it!" interview.
  • May 1st, 1996: The song Mysterious Girl is released by Peter Andre.
  • May 3rd, 1996: The Craft (1996), starring Neve Campbell, is released in cinemas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 6th, 1996, will have the star sign Aries.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: April 6th, 1996 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

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" - "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 6th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 6th, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.39 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 6th, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on April 6th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 28th of June, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 6th, 1996 is the 14th of January, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Resident Evil - Zombie horror survival game.
  • 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?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about April 6th, 1996.

  • 8,891 days have passed since this date.
  • 768,182,400 seconds have passed since the April 6th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 896,212,800 times.
  • Since April 6th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 396,382,118,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 128,030,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 66,063,686 steps. That's about 29,362 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,218,189 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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