The 1st of May, 1996, fell on a Wednesday. Day 122 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.
23 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since the 1st of May, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 1st of May, 1996:
The song Mysterious Girl is released by Peter Andre.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of May, 1996:
United States: Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
United Kingdom: Fastlove - George Michael
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Quest" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 1st of May, 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.
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.
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.
The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" begins to spread across America and Europe.
The 1996 Eurovision song contest is held in Oslo, Norway. Ireland win the contest with the song "The Voice" by Eimear Quinn.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of May:
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 - Wikipedia - 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.
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of May, 1996.
8,692 days have passed since this date.
750,992,400 seconds have passed since the 1st of May, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 876,157,800 times.
Since the 1st of May, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 387,512,078,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 125,165,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,585,346 steps. That's about 28,705 miles!
Since this date, 9,011,909 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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