May 25, 1996 Memorial Day weekend

May 25, 1996, was a Saturday. It was 28 years and 30 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Song charts

Popular songs

On May 25, 1996, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Tha Crossroads" by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • United Kingdom: "Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit" by Gina G

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 25, 1996

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
  • Because You Loved Me (From "Up Close & Personal") - Celine Dion
  • Nobody Knows - The Tony Rich Project
  • Ironic - Alanis Morissette
Play the top singles 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.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Twister".


This date occurred 10,257 days ago. Approximately 342 months have passed. It was the 146th day of 1996, in week 21. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on May 25, 1996, are now 28 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 1996 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. 114 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 25, 1996

Let's go back to the nineties.

The date is May 25, 1996, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

The summer of 1996 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. It is Memorial Day weekend in the United States. People are attending picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor gatherings to mark the beginning of summer. In America, the song "Tha Crossroads" by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is at the top of the singles charts, while "Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit" by Gina G is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie Twister is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Married... with Children", "Step by Step", and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys".

A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. 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 fallen out of favor, 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 schoolgirl" look.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Margaux Hemingway, Agnieszka Kotlarska, Tupac Shakur, and Yaki Kadafi would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Myst", "Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island", "Destruction Derby", and "Twisted Metal".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rugrats", "Boy Meets World", and "Brotherly Love". Children are playing with toys such as Sylvanian Families, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Matchbox Car Wash, and the Sega Saturn.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 25, 1996.

  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air comes to an end.

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air comes to an end

    On May 20th, 1996, the final episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was broadcast on television. The show had been running for nearly six years.
  • 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.
  • The Craft.

    The Craft

    Moviegoers were watching The Craft—a new teen supernatural horror film about four high school girls who use witchcraft for their own gain.
  • 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

    Back in 1996, it seemed like everyone had a handheld digital pet called the Tamagotchi. The egg-shaped device contained a pixelated creature that the owner had to feed and play minigames with. It also left behind digital droppings that needed to be cleaned up on a regular basis.
  • 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 named David Ho was named 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 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.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • First Chechen War.

    First Chechen War

    The First Chechen War was raging between Russia and the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    Mid-1990s fashion

    During the mid-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.
  • The Internet is growing.

    The Internet is growing

    A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    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 common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was 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

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    A hand-held game 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.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 25, 1996.

  • April 27, 1996:
    • The first episode of "Dexter's Laboratory" is aired.
    • Former CIA director William Colby goes missing while canoeing at Rock Point, Maryland.
  • April 28, 1996: The Port Arthur massacre: Martin Bryant kills 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia.
  • April 29, 1996: Football: Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan delivers his "I would love it!" interview.
  • April 30, 1996: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony release their single "Tha Crossroads".
  • May 1, 1996: The song Mysterious Girl is released by Peter Andre.
  • May 2, 1996: Soccer: Chelsea manager Glenn Hoddle agrees to take over the England national team.
  • May 3, 1996: The Craft (1996), starring Neve Campbell, is released in movie theaters.
  • May 5, 1996: Soccer: Rio Ferdinand makes his debut for West Ham.
  • May 6, 1996:
    • The Backstreet Boys release their debut album.
    • The body of former CIA director William Colby is found eight days after he went missing while canoeing at Rock Point, Maryland.
  • May 10, 1996:
    • The disaster film "Twister", starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, is released in movie theaters.
    • Wrestling: Edge makes his debut for the WWF.
  • May 11, 1996:
    • FA Cup Final 1996: A late 85th minute goal from Eric Cantona helps Manchester United secure a 1-0 victory over Liverpool.
    • 8 climbers lose their lives after a blizzard hits Mount Everest.
    • 110 people lose their lives after ValuJet Flight 592 crashes into the Everglades after taking off from Miami.
  • May 14, 1996: Welsh singer Donna Lewis releases her single "I Love You Always Forever".
  • May 19, 1996: The final episode of "Murder, She Wrote" is aired on television.
  • May 20, 1996:
    • The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
    • The last episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is aired.
  • May 22, 1996:
    • The movie Mission: Impossible (1996) is released.
    • Football: Juventus win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Ajax on penalties.
  • This date: May 25, 1996
  • May 31, 1996:
    • The movie DragonHeart (1996) is released in cinemas.
    • The Fugees release their song "Killing Me Softly with His Song".
  • June 4, 1996: Rap star 2Pac releases the controversial diss track "Hit 'Em Up".
  • June 5, 1996: Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal to be successfully cloned.
  • June 7, 1996:
    • Michael Bay's action thriller film "The Rock" is released.
    • Detective Garda Jerry McCabe is killed by the IRA during a botched robbery.
  • June 8, 1996: Euro 96 kicks off in England.
  • June 15, 1996: A massive IRA bomb explodes in Manchester; causing extensive damage.
  • June 16, 1996: The Chicago Bulls win the 1996 NBA Finals after they defeat the Seattle SuperSonics 4-2.
  • June 21, 1996: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 23, 1996: The Nintendo 64 is released.
  • June 24, 1996: Jordan Belfort's yacht sinks off the east coast of Sardinia in Italy.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 25, 1996, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 25, 1996 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in May 1996

In May 1996, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 1996.

3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Father Ted
Father Ted
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
Party of Five
Party of Five
Babylon 5
Babylon 5

Cars in 1996

1996 saw the introduction of cars such as the Citroën Saxo, the Cadillac Catera, the Audi A3, the Honda Logo, the Volvo S70, and the Pontiac Montana.

Cars in 1996.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1996

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory
Little Bear
Little Bear

Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love
Hang Time
Hang Time
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain
Timon & Pumbaa
Timon & Pumbaa
In the House
In the House
Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

Toys in 1996

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Sky Dancers
Sky Dancers
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 1996.

Ridge Racer Revolution 1996
Ridge Racer Revolution
Resident Evil 1996
Resident Evil
Alien Trilogy 1996
Alien Trilogy
Duke Nukem 3D 1996
Duke Nukem 3D
Virtua Fighter 2 1996
Virtua Fighter 2
FIFA Soccer 96 1995
FIFA Soccer 96
Twisted Metal 1995
Twisted Metal
Phantasmagoria 1995
Destruction Derby 1995
Destruction Derby
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 1995
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Rayman 1995
Killer Instinct 1995
Killer Instinct

Were you born on May 25, 1996?

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

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If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 25, 2002, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 25.

Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen

Born on May 25, 1939
He turned 57 on this day in 1996.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Born on May 25, 1963
He turned 33 on this day in 1996.

Anne Heche

Anne Heche

Actress Deceased
Born on May 25, 1969
She turned 27 on this day in 1996.

Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy

Born on May 25, 1976
He turned 20 on this day in 1996.

Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns

Born on May 25, 1985
He turned 11 on this day in 1996.

Demba Ba

Demba Ba

Soccer player
Born on May 25, 1985
He turned 11 on this day in 1996.

Molly-Mae Hague

Molly-Mae Hague

Love Island contestant
Born on May 25, 1999
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 25, 1996.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 25, 1996 was most likely conceived around September 2, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 25, 1996 is close to February 15, 1997.

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Stats for May 25, 1996


Here are some interesting statistics about May 25, 1996:

  • 10,257 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,465 weeks have passed.
  • 886,204,800 seconds have passed since May 25, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,033,905,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 457,281,676,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 147,700,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 76,213,613 steps. That's roughly 33,873 miles.
  • 10,634,458 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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