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May 27th, 1996.

May 27th, 1996, was a Monday. It was day 148 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 11 months and 13 days have passed since May 27th, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 27th, 1996.

  • United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • United Kingdom: Three Lions - Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Twister" was at the top of the box office on May 27th, 1996.

Take me back to May 27th, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 27th, 1996 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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, Three Lions by Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds 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.

In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister. 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Roseanne", "One Foot in the Grave", "Babylon 5" and "JAG".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Destruction Derby", "Phantasmagoria", "Duke Nukem 3D" and "Resident Evil". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Sister, Sister", "The Magic School Bus", "Gargoyles" and "In the House". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Polly Pocket, Yo-yo, Super Soaker (water gun) and Littlest Pet Shop.

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 27th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tamagotchi.

    The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" was spreading across America and Europe during this time.

  • 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.

  • 24 years, 11 months and 13 days have passed since May 27th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 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 27th, 1996, will be 24 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1996 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 833151600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 27th, 1996.

  • April 27th, 1996: Former CIA director William Colby goes missing while canoeing at Rock Point, Maryland.
  • April 28th, 1996: The first episode of "Dexter's Laboratory" is aired.
  • 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 film Twister (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 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 14th, 1996: Welsh singer Donna Lewis releases her single "I Love You Always Forever".
  • 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.
  • This date: May 27th, 1996
  • 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: Detective Garda Jerry McCabe is killed by the IRA during a botched robbery.
  • June 8th, 1996: Euro 96 kicks off in England.
  • 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.
  • June 23rd, 1996: The Nintendo 64 is released.
  • June 24th, 1996: Jordan Belfort's yacht sinks off the east coast of Sardinia in Italy.
  • June 25th, 1996: Rapper Jay-Z releases his debut album "Reasonable Doubt".
  • June 26th, 1996: The Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe".
  • June 26th, 1996: Irish journalist Veronica Guerin is murdered.

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 27th, 1996, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 27th, 1996 falls under the Deer.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 27th, 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

1996 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 27th of May.

  • May 27th, 1943: Cilla Black (Singer / Media personality) (Deceased)
  • May 27th, 1967: Paul Gascoigne (Soccer player) turned 29 on this day in 1996.
  • May 27th, 1971: Lisa Lopes (Rapper) (Deceased)
  • May 27th, 1975: Jamie Oliver (Celebrity chef) turned 21 on this day in 1996.
  • May 27th, 1975: Andre 3000 (American rapper) turned 21 on this day in 1996.
  • May 27th, 1975: Jadakiss (American rapper) turned 21 on this day in 1996.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 27th of May.

  • Spring Bank Holiday (UK)
  • Memorial Day (USA)

Weather on May 27th, 1996.

Historical weather information for May 27th, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on May 27th, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 27th, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 27th, 1996 was most likely conceived around the 18th of August, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 27th, 1996 is close to the 6th of March, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 27th, 1996.

  • A total of 9,113 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,301 weeks have passed.
  • 787,363,200 seconds have passed since the May 27th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 918,590,400 times.
  • Since May 27th, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 406,279,411,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 131,227,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,713,235 steps. That's about 30,095 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,448,358 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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