April 17th, 1996, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 108 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
25 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since April 17th, 1996.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1996:
United States: Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
United Kingdom: Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
Movie Box Office
Which 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 17th, 1996 and it's a Wednesday. 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, Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison 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 "Married... with Children", "The X-Files", "Babylon 5" and "Father Ted". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Full Throttle", "Rayman", "Destruction Derby" and "Duke Nukem 3D". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Rosie and Jim", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" and "Brotherly Love".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Super Soaker (water gun)", "Littlest Pet Shop", "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 17th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
25 years, 0 months and 4 days have passed since April 17th, 1996.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 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 17th, 1996, will be 25 years of age.
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.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 17th, 1996?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 17th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 9th of July, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 17th, 1996 is the 25th of January, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on April 17th, 1996.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 17th, 1996.
9,135 days have passed since this date.
789,264,000 seconds have passed since the April 17th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 920,808,000 times.
Since April 17th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 407,260,224,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,544,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,876,704 steps. That's about 30,167 miles!
Since this date, 9,471,168 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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