June 5th, 1996

June 5th, 1996, fell on a Wednesday. Day 157 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.

24 years, 0 months and 2 days have passed since June 5th, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 5th, 1996:

  • Dolly the sheep becomes the first mammal to be successfully cloned.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 5th, 1996:

  • United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • United Kingdom: Killing Me Softly - Fugees

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Mission: Impossible" 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 June 5th, 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.

  • Tamagotchi

    The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" begins to spread across America and Europe.

  • UEFA Euro 1996

    The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship is held in England. Germany win the competition after defeating the Czech Republic in extra time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 24 years, 0 months and 2 days have passed since June 5th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 23 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 June 5th, 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 833929200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 5th, 1996:

  • May 10th, 1996: The film Twister (1996) is released in cinemas.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 26th, 1996: Irish journalist Veronica Guerin is murdered.
  • July 2nd, 1996: Independence Day (1996) is released.
  • July 4th, 1996: Hotmail (later renamed to Outlook.com) is launched by Microsoft.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 5th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: June 5th, 1996 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.

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" - "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:

  • Tamagotchi
  • 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of June:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of June:

  • Constitution Day (Denmark)

Weather

Weather information for June 5th, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.0 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.28 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on June 5th, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 5th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 27th of August, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 5th, 1996 is the 15th of March, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

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.

5th of June

Events that have occurred on the 5th of June:

  • June 5th, 1960: The Lake Bodom murders occur in Finland.
  • June 5th, 1967: Mass murderer Richard Speck is sentenced to death.
  • June 5th, 1968: American politician Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, California
  • June 5th, 1976: 11 people are killed when the Teton Dam collapses in Idaho.
  • June 5th, 1981: News of AIDS begins to spread, as the CDC issues a report about a rare case of "pneumonia" that has been found in five homosexual men.
  • June 5th, 1989: Tiananmen Square protests: An unknown Chinese protestor called "Tank Man" stands in front of a column of military tanks.
  • June 5th, 2004: Former US President Ronald Reagan passes away.
  • June 5th, 2014: An Islamic militant group called ISIS begins its attack on Northern Iraq.
  • June 5th, 1977: The Portland Trail Blazers win the 1977 NBA Finals after they defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 4-2.
  • June 5th, 1987: The movie Harry and the Hendersons (1987) is released in cinemas.
  • June 5th, 1992: Patriot Games (1992) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 5th, 1998: The film The Truman Show (1998) is released.
  • June 5th, 2002: Irish politics: Enda Kenny becomes the new leader of Fine Gael.
  • June 5th, 2009: The Hangover (2009) is released in movie theaters.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 5th, 1996.

  • 8,768 days have passed since this date.
  • 757,555,200 seconds have passed since the June 5th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 883,814,400 times.
  • Since June 5th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 390,898,483,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,259,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,149,747 steps. That's about 28,955 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,090,662 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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