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May 14th, 1996.

May 14th, 1996, was a Tuesday. It was day 135 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

25 years, 4 months and 6 days have passed since May 14th, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 14th, 1996?

  • Welsh singer Donna Lewis releases her single "I Love You Always Forever".

Born on May 14th, 1996.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 14th, 1996.

  • United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • United Kingdom: Fastlove - George Michael
Play the top hits from 1996.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1996. Take a trip back to the days of the Spice Girls, the Backstreet Boys, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion and the Fugees.
The Craft

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The Craft" was at the top of the box office on May 14th, 1996.

Take me back to May 14th, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 14th, 1996 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1996 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Fastlove by George Michael is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Craft is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. A new form of communication called "text messaging" is continuing to grow in popularity. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems.

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, 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.

Everyone and their grandmother is buying a new "virtual pet" called the Tamagotchi. The movie Barb Wire, starring Pamela Anderson, is currently being shown in movie theaters. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Agnieszka Kotlarska, Tupac Shakur, Yaki Kadafi and Tiny Tim would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Babylon 5" and "Father Ted". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Air Combat", "Tekken 2", "Duke Nukem 3D" and "Resident Evil". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Living Single", "Animaniacs", "Sister, Sister" and "The Secret World of Alex Mack".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Jenga, Polly Pocket, Littlest Pet Shop 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 May 14th, 1996.

  • The Backstreet Boys.

    The Backstreet Boys.

    On May 6th, 1996, a new boy band group called the Backstreet Boys released their self-titled debut album.

  • Eurovision 1996.

    Eurovision 1996.

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

  • The Tamagotchi.

    The Tamagotchi.

    In 1996, the popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" spread across America and Europe.

  • 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 music format.

    CDs become the dominant music 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.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".

  • VCRs are a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • 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.

  • 25 years, 4 months and 6 days have passed since May 14th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 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 May 14th, 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 832028400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 14th, 1996.

  • 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: The first episode of "Dexter's Laboratory" is aired.
  • April 27th, 1996: Former CIA director William Colby goes missing while canoeing at Rock Point, Maryland.
  • 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 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.
  • This date: May 14th, 1996
  • 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.
  • May 31st, 1996: The movie DragonHeart (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • May 31st, 1996: The Fugees release their song "Killing Me Softly with His Song".
  • June 4th, 1996: Rap star 2Pac releases the controversial diss track "Hit 'Em Up".
  • June 5th, 1996: Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal to be successfully cloned.
  • June 7th, 1996: Michael Bay's action thriller film "The Rock" is released.
  • June 7th, 1996: Detective Garda Jerry McCabe is killed by the IRA during a botched robbery.
  • June 8th, 1996: Euro 96 kicks off in England.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 14th, 1996, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 14th, 1996 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.
  • ER - Hospital drama series.
  • Party of Five - TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
  • Ellen - TV series.
  • Babylon 5 - Soap drama that is set in space.
  • The Nanny - Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
  • Walker, Texas Ranger - Starring Chuck Norris.
  • Boy Meets World - A sitcom that revolves around the life of a boy called Cory Matthews.
  • Frasier - Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.

Kid's TV shows on May 14th, 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.

  • The Tamagotchi
  • 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
  • Lego Pirates
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1996.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 14th, 2002 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 14th.

George Lucas

Film director.
Born on May 14th, 1944
He turned 52 on this day in 1996.

Jill Stein

American politician.
Born on May 14th, 1950
She turned 46 on this day in 1996.

Tim Roth

Actor.
Born on May 14th, 1961
He turned 35 on this day in 1996.

Ruby Walsh

Irish jockey.
Born on May 14th, 1979
He turned 17 on this day in 1996.

Olly Murs

Singer.
Born on May 14th, 1984
He turned 12 on this day in 1996.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook founder.
Born on May 14th, 1984
He turned 12 on this day in 1996.

Weather on May 14th, 1996.

Historical weather information for May 14th, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.11 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 14th, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 14th, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 14th, 1996.

  • A total of 9,260 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,322 weeks have passed.
  • 800,064,000 seconds have passed since the May 14th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 933,408,000 times.
  • Since May 14th, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 412,833,024,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 133,344,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 68,805,504 steps. That's about 30,580 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,600,768 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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