April 17th, 1996

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.



Music Singles

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.

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • People born in 1996 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 829695600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around April 17th, 1996:

  • 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.
  • April 6th, 1996: The first Major League Soccer game takes place in San Jose, California.
  • 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".
  • This date: April 17th, 1996
  • April 18th, 1996: Seventeen Greek tourists and an Egyptian tour guide are murdered by an Islamic group in Cairo.
  • 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 cinemas.
  • May 5th, 1996: Soccer: Rio Ferdinand makes his debut for West Ham.
  • May 6th, 1996: The Backstreet Boys release their debut album.
  • May 10th, 1996: The film Twister (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • May 10th, 1996: Wrestling: Edge makes his debut for the WWF.
  • May 11th, 1996: FA Cup Final 1996: A late 85th minute goal from Eric Cantona helps Manchester United secure a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.
  • May 14th, 1996: Welsh singer Donna Lewis releases her single "I Love You Always Forever".

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 17th, 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 17th, 1996 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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
  • 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

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 17th of April:


Weather

Weather information for April 17th, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.1 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 37.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on April 17th, 1996?

  • 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.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

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?

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Videos

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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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