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April 6th, 1996.

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

25 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since April 6th, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On this day.

What happened on April 6th, 1996?

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

Music charts.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Birdcage" was at the top of the box office on April 6th, 1996.

Take me back to April 6th, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 6th, 1996 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Seinfeld", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", "Mad About You" and "Father Ted". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Air Combat", "Command & Conquer", "Destruction Derby" and "Phantasmagoria".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "Rocko's Modern Life", "Pinky and the Brain" and "Goosebumps". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Yo-yo, Littlest Pet Shop, Mighty Max and the PlayStation (PS1).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 25 years, 1 months and 1 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 25 years of age.
  • Generation: 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 9th, 1996: Mariah Carey releases her single "Always Be My Baby".
  • 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 11th, 1996: Liberal leader John Howard becomes the new Prime Minister of Australia.
  • March 13th, 1996: The Dunblane school massacre occurs in Scotland. 18 people are shot dead by Thomas Hamilton, including 16 students.
  • March 18th, 1996: The song "Return of the Mack" is released by R&B artist Mark Morrison.
  • March 19th, 1996: Irish Crime: 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.
  • 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: Rapper M.C. Hammer files for bankruptcy.
  • April 3rd, 1996: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is arrested.
  • April 3rd, 1996: United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown dies in a plane crash in Croatia.
  • This date: April 6th, 1996
  • April 12th, 1996: The film "James and the Giant Peach" is released.
  • April 14th, 1996: The Simpsons episode containing the popular segment about "Steamed Hams" is aired on television.
  • April 15th, 1996: No Doubt release their single "Don't Speak".
  • April 18th, 1996: Seventeen Greek tourists and an Egyptian tour guide are murdered by an Islamic group in Cairo.
  • April 27th, 1996: Former CIA director William Colby goes missing while canoeing at Rock Point, Maryland.
  • 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.
  • April 30th, 1996: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony release their single "Tha Crossroads".
  • May 1st, 1996: The song Mysterious Girl is released by Peter Andre.
  • May 2nd, 1996: Soccer: Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle agrees to take over the England national team.
  • May 3rd, 1996: The Craft (1996), starring Neve Campbell, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 5th, 1996: Soccer: Rio Ferdinand makes his debut for West Ham.
  • May 6th, 1996: The Backstreet Boys release their debut album.
  • May 6th, 1996: The body of former CIA director William Colby is found eight days after he went missing while canoeing at Rock Point, Maryland.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 6th, 1996 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on April 6th, 1996.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1996.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1996.

  • 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • The 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 people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 6th of April.

Weather on April 6th, 1996.

Historical 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.

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

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 6th, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 6th, 1996 was most likely conceived around the 28th of June, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 6th, 1996 is close to the 14th of January, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 9,162 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,308 weeks have passed.
  • 791,596,800 seconds have passed since the April 6th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 923,529,600 times.
  • Since April 6th, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 408,463,948,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,932,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 68,077,325 steps. That's about 30,257 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,499,162 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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