1st of May, 1996

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.


Music Singles

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tamagotchi

    The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" begins to spread across America and Europe.

  • Eurovision 1996

    The 1996 Eurovision song contest is held in Oslo, Norway. Ireland win the contest with the song "The Voice" by Eimear Quinn.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since the 1st of May, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 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 the 1st of May, 1996, will be 23 years of age.
  • People born in 1996 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 830905200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 1st of May, 1996:

  • 1st of April, 1996: Wrestling: Mankind makes his WWF debut against Bob "Spark Plug" Holly.
  • 3rd of April, 1996: The film Primal Fear (1996), starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton, is released in movie theaters.
  • 3rd of April, 1996: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is arrested.
  • 6th of April, 1996: The first Major League Soccer game takes place in San Jose, California.
  • 15th of April, 1996: No Doubt release their single "Don't Speak".
  • 28th of April, 1996: The first episode of "Dexter's Laboratory" is aired.
  • 28th of April, 1996: The Port Arthur massacre: Martin Bryant kills 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia.
  • 29th of April, 1996: Football: Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan delivers his "I would love it!" interview
  • 3rd of May, 1996: The Craft (1996), starring Neve Campbell, is released in cinemas.
  • 10th of May, 1996: The film Twister (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 11th of May, 1996: FA Cup Final 1996: A late 85th minute goal from Eric Cantona helps Manchester United secure a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.
  • 20th of May, 1996: The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
  • 22nd of May, 1996: The movie Mission: Impossible (1996) is released.
  • 22nd of May, 1996: Football: Juventus win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Ajax on penalties.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The movie DragonHeart (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 31st of May, 1996: The Fugees release their song Killing Me Softly with His Song.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 1st of May, 1996, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 1st of May, 1996 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:

  • May Day / Labour Day (France)
  • International Workers' Day

Weather

Weather information for the 1st of May, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 47.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.57cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.56 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 1st of May, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 1st of May, 1996 was probably conceived around the 23rd of July, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 1st of May, 1996 is the 8th of February, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

1st of May

Events that have occurred on the 1st of May:

  • 1st of May, 1949: The state of Israel is recognized.
  • 1st of May, 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.
  • 1st of May, 1993: Sri Lanka president Ranasinghe Premadasa is assassinated in a suicide bombing.
  • 1st of May, 1999: The body of English mountaineer George Mallory is discovered on Mount Everest, 75 years after he went missing.
  • 1st of May, 1999: The first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants is aired.
  • 1st of May, 2003: Iraq War: US President George Bush delivers his "Mission Accomplished" speech.
  • 1st of May, 1976: FA Cup Final 1976: A goal from Bobby Stokes helps Southampton secure a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.
  • 1st of May, 1981: The horror movie Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) is released.
  • 1st of May, 1997: UK politics: The Conservative Party suffer a huge defeat at the hands of the Labour Party in the 1997 United Kingdom general election.
  • 1st of May, 1998: The last episode of "Father Ted" is aired.
  • 1st of May, 2006: Rapper Big Hawk is shot dead in Houston, Texas.
  • 1st of May, 2009: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) is released.
  • 1st of May, 2015: The release date for The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • 1st of May, 2015: The Expo 2015 begins in Milan, Italy.
  • 1st of May, 2020: The movie "Black Widow (2020)" is released.

Television

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.

Computer 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.
  • 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.

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Videos

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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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