June 8th, 1996

June 8th, 1996, fell on a Saturday. It was day 160 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 0 months and 26 days have passed since June 8th, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on June 8th, 1996:

  • Euro 96 kicks off in England.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on June 8th, 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 "The Rock" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is June 8th, 1996 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Killing Me Softly by Fugees is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Rock 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Home Improvement", "Party of Five", "ER" and "Xena: Warrior Princess".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Command & Conquer", "Rayman", "Destruction Derby" and "Duke Nukem 3D". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Tales from the Cryptkeeper", "In the House" and "Moesha". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Yo-yo", "Nerf Blaster" and "Action Man".


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 8th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 24 years, 0 months and 26 days have passed since June 8th, 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 8th, 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 834188400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around June 8th, 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 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 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.
  • July 8th, 1996: The Spice Girls release their single Wannabe.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 8th, 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 8th, 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 - 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 8th of June:


Weather

Weather information for June 8th, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.5 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.29cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 9.91cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on June 8th, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on June 8th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 30th of August, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 8th, 1996 is the 18th of March, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.
  • 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.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about June 8th, 1996.

  • 8,792 days have passed since this date.
  • 759,628,800 seconds have passed since the June 8th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 886,233,600 times.
  • Since June 8th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 391,968,460,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,604,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,328,077 steps. That's about 29,035 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,115,546 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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