15th of May, 1996

The 15th of May, 1996, fell on a Wednesday. Day 136 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.

23 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since the 15th of May, 1996.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 15th of May, 1996:

  • United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • United Kingdom: Fastlove - George Michael

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Craft" 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 15th 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.

  • Kids' TV - 1996.

    Children in 1996 would have been watching TV shows such as Home Improvement, "Sister, Sister", Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Rugrats, Doug, The Simpsons, Animaniacs, Blue's Clues, Bruno the Kid, Dexter's Laboratory, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", Hang Time, Arthur, "Hey Arnold!", Jumanji, "KaBlam!" and Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 9 months and 5 days have passed since the 15th of May, 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 the 15th 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 832114800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 15th of May, 1996:

  • 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
  • 1st of May, 1996: The song Mysterious Girl is released by Peter Andre.
  • 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).
  • 20th of May, 1996: The last episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is aired.
  • 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.
  • 5th of June, 1996: Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal to be successfully cloned.
  • 7th of June, 1996: Detective Garda Jerry McCabe is killed by the IRA during a botched robbery.
  • 8th of June, 1996: Euro 96 kicks off in England.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 15th 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 15th of May, 1996 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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" - "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)

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 15th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May:

  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)

Weather

Weather information for the 15th of May, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 12 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.33 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on the 15th of May, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 15th of May, 1996 was probably conceived around the 6th of August, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 15th of May, 1996 is the 22nd of February, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

15th of May

Events that have occurred on the 15th of May:

  • 15th of May, 1918: The Finnish Civil War ends.
  • 15th of May, 1948: The Arab-Israeli War begins.
  • 15th of May, 1969: American teenager Robert Rayford dies of a mysterious illness in Missouri. Nearly two decades later, it is discovered that this was one of the first cases of AIDS in the United States
  • 15th of May, 1972: Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace is shot five times in an assassination attempt in Laurel, Maryland.
  • 15th of May, 1981: American serial killer Lemuel Smith murders a female correctional officer by the name of Donna Payant.
  • 15th of May, 1993: Ireland win the Eurovision with Niamh Kavanagh's song "In Your Eyes".
  • 15th of May, 1987: The former bodyguard of Lady Diana, Barry Mannakee, is killed in a road accident.
  • 15th of May, 1992: Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is released in cinemas.
  • 15th of May, 2002: Football: Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.
  • 15th of May, 2003: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) is released.
  • 15th of May, 2010: Chelsea win the FA Cup final after beating Portsmouth 1-0.

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 15th of May, 1996.

  • 8,681 days have passed since this date.
  • 750,042,000 seconds have passed since the 15th of May, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 875,049,000 times.
  • Since the 15th of May, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 387,021,672,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 125,007,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,503,612 steps. That's about 28,668 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,000,504 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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