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April 28th, 1996.

April 28th, 1996, was a Sunday. It was day 119 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

25 years and 21 days have passed since April 28th, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on April 28th, 1996?

  • The Port Arthur massacre: Martin Bryant kills 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia.
  • The first episode of "Dexter's Laboratory" is aired.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 28th, 1996.

  • United States: Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
  • United Kingdom: Return Of The Mack - Mark Morrison
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Quest" was at the top of the box office on April 28th, 1996.

Take me back to April 28th, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 28th, 1996 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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, 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 The Quest 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.

Meanwhile, in technology news, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. 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 "Melrose Place", "Friends", "Gargoyles" and "Xena: Warrior Princess".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Full Throttle", "Phantasmagoria", "Duke Nukem 3D" and "Resident Evil". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Home Improvement", "Weird Science", "In the House" and "Pinky and the Brain". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Sylvanian Families, Polly Pocket, Super Soaker (water gun) and 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure.

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 28th, 1996.

  • Ted Kaczynski is arrested.

    Ted Kaczynski is arrested.

    On April 3rd, 1996, "The Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski was arrested at his remote cabin near Lincoln, Montana.

  • Motorola StarTAC.

    Motorola StarTAC.

    On January 3rd, 1996, the Motorola StarTAC was released. It was one of the first popular mobile phone releases to include a flip design.

  • 1996 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1996?

    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.

  • David Ho.

    David Ho.

    A scientist called David Ho was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1996 because of his pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.

  • Gillian Anderson.

    Gillian Anderson.

    The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.

  • 1996 in movies.

    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.

  • Best football players 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.

  • The English Patient.

    The English Patient.

    "The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.

  • Eric Clapton - "Change the World".

    Eric Clapton - "Change the World".

    The song "Change the World" by Eric Clapton went on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant format.

    CDs become the dominant format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

  • First Chechen War.

    First Chechen War.

    During this period, the First Chechen War was raging on between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    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.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 25 years and 21 days have passed since April 28th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 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 28th, 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 830646000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 28th, 1996.

  • 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".
  • 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.
  • This date: April 28th, 1996
  • 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.
  • May 10th, 1996: The disaster film "Twister", starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, is released in movie theaters.
  • 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 11th, 1996: 8 climbers lose their lives after a blizzard hits Mount Everest.
  • May 11th, 1996: 110 people lose their lives after ValuJet Flight 592 crashes into the Everglades after taking off from Miami.
  • May 14th, 1996: Welsh singer Donna Lewis releases her single "I Love You Always Forever".
  • May 19th, 1996: The final episode of "Murder, She Wrote" is aired on television.
  • May 20th, 1996: The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
  • May 20th, 1996: The last episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is aired.
  • May 22nd, 1996: The movie Mission: Impossible (1996) is released.
  • May 22nd, 1996: Football: Juventus win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Ajax on penalties.

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 28th, 1996, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 28th, 1996 falls under the Beaver.
  • 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 28th, 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
  • Home Improvement
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • 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.
  • Twisted Metal - Vehicular combat game.
  • 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 notable people who were born on the 28th of April.

Weather on April 28th, 1996.

Historical weather information for April 28th, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 41.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.39 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.72 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on April 28th, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 28th, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 28th, 1996 was most likely conceived around the 20th of July, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 28th, 1996 is close to the 5th of February, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 28th, 1996.

  • A total of 9,152 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,307 weeks have passed.
  • 790,732,800 seconds have passed since the April 28th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 922,521,600 times.
  • Since April 28th, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 408,018,124,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,788,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 68,003,021 steps. That's about 30,224 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,488,794 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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