May 22nd, 1996, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 143 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since May 22nd, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 22nd, 1996:
The movie Mission: Impossible (1996) is released.
Football: Juventus win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Ajax on penalties.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 22nd, 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.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 22nd, 1996 and it's a Wednesday. 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, Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit by Gina G is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Twister is at the top of the Box Office. 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 last episode of "Murder, She Wrote" has just been aired on television. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Roseanne", "Rugrats", "Melrose Place" and "Touched by an Angel".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Rayman", "Destruction Derby", "Duke Nukem 3D" and "Resident Evil". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Roseanne", "Bill Nye the Science Guy", "Animaniacs" and "Hang Time". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Nerf Blaster", "Mighty Max", "PlayStation (PS1)" and "12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure".
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 May 22nd, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
24 years, 2 months and 23 days have passed since May 22nd, 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 May 22nd, 1996, will be 24 years of age.
People born in 1996 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 832719600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 22nd, 1996:
June 15th, 1996: A massive IRA bomb explodes in Manchester; causing extensive damage.
June 16th, 1996: The Chicago Bulls win the 1996 NBA Finals after they defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2.
June 21st, 1996: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) is released in movie theaters.
Horoscopes & Birthstone Information
Zodiac & Birthstone information:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 22nd, 1996, will have the star sign Gemini.
However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
Zodiac Element: Air.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
Native American Zodiac: May 22nd, 1996 falls under the Deer.
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 - 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" - "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
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 22nd of May:
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 22nd, 1996.
8,850 days have passed since this date.
764,640,000 seconds have passed since the May 22nd, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 892,080,000 times.
Since May 22nd, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 394,554,240,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 127,440,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,759,040 steps. That's about 29,226 miles!
Since this date, 9,175,680 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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