The 20th of May, 1996, fell on a Monday. Day 141 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.
23 years, 9 months and 0 days have passed since the 20th of May, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of May, 1996:
The last episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is aired.
The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of May, 1996:
United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
United Kingdom: Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit - Gina G
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Twister" 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 20th 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.
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.
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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
23 years, 9 months and 0 days have passed since the 20th of May, 1996.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 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 20th 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 832546800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around the 20th of May, 1996:
16th of June, 1996: The Chicago Bulls win the 1996 NBA Finals after they defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th 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 20th of May, 1996 falls under the Beaver.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
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
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of May, 1996.
8,676 days have passed since this date.
749,610,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 874,545,000 times.
Since the 20th of May, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 386,798,760,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 124,935,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,466,460 steps. That's about 28,652 miles!
Since this date, 8,995,320 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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