June 12, 1996

June 12, 1996, was a Wednesday. It was 27 years, 10 months, and 4 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.


Born on June 12, 1996

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on June 12, 1996:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on June 12, 1996

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
  • Because You Loved Me (From "Up Close & Personal") - Celine Dion
  • Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
  • You're The One - SWV
Play the top songs 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.
The Rock

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Rock" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 10,170 days ago. Approximately 339 months have passed. It was the 164th day of 1996, in week 24. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 27 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 1996 had 366 days because it was a leap year. We have gone through approximately 113 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to June 12, 1996

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Wednesday, June 12, 1996. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 1996 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Tha Crossroads" by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is at the top of the singles charts, while "Killing Me Softly" by Fugees is the number-one song in the UK. Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie The Rock is at the top of the box office.

John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Martin", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman", and "Walker, Texas Ranger".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Air Combat", "Rayman", "Destruction Derby", and "Virtua Fighter 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Postman Pat", "Home Improvement", "Living Single", and "The Magic School Bus". Popular toys at the moment include Cabbage Patch Kids, Polly Pocket, Street Sharks Action Figures, and Tyco Rebound RC Car.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on June 12, 1996.

  • UEFA Euro 1996.

    UEFA Euro 1996

    The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship was being held in England at this time. Germany went on to win the competition after defeating the Czech Republic in extra time.
  • "Welcome to the Rock."

    "Welcome to the Rock."

    Michael Bay's action thriller "The Rock" was playing in movie theaters at this time. The film starred Sean Connery as SAS Captain Mason and Nicolas Cage as FBI agent Dr. Stanley Goodspeed.
  • 2Pac releases "Hit 'Em Up".

    2Pac releases "Hit 'Em Up"

    Rap star Tupac Shakur continued to fuel the flames of the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry by releasing his infamous diss track "Hit 'Em Up" in June 1996.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on June 12, 1996.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to June 12, 1996.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: June 12, 1996
  • 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.
  • June 25, 1996: Rapper Jay-Z releases his debut album "Reasonable Doubt".
  • June 26, 1996:
    • The Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe".
    • Irish journalist Veronica Guerin is murdered.
  • June 30, 1996: Germany win the UEFA Euro 1996 Final after a golden goal from Oliver Bierhoff in extra time gives them a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic.
  • July 1, 1996: Former fashion model Margaux Hemingway dies of an overdose at the age of 42.
  • July 2, 1996: The film "Independence Day", starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 4, 1996: The web email service Hotmail is launched.
  • July 5, 1996: Dolly the sheep becomes the world's first successfully cloned mammal.
  • July 8, 1996: The Spice Girls release their single Wannabe.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on June 12, 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: June 12, 1996 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of June will have the birthstones Pearl and Alexandrite.
  • Birth flower (June): The Rose and the Honeysuckle.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on June 12, 1996

TV audiences were watching the following shows on June 12, 1996:

TV shows from June 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

Kids TV shows on June 12, 1996

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1996:

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
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Popular toys and games in 1996

Toys and games that were popular in 1996:

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 June 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 June 12, 1996?

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

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out June 12, 2002, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on June 12.

George H. W. Bush (Senior)

George H. W. Bush (Senior)

US President Deceased
Born on June 12, 1924
He turned 72 on this day in 1996.

Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson

Canadian clinical psychologist
Born on June 12, 1962
He turned 34 on this day in 1996.

Jeremy Rowley

Jeremy Rowley

Born on June 12, 1978
He turned 18 on this day in 1996.

Diem Brown

Diem Brown

TV personality Deceased
Born on June 12, 1980
She turned 16 on this day in 1996.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

Brazilian model
Born on June 12, 1981
She turned 15 on this day in 1996.



Youtube personality
Born on June 12, 1984
He turned 12 on this day in 1996.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on June 12, 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 June 12, 1996 was most likely conceived around September 20, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on June 12, 1996 is close to March 5, 1997.

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Stats for June 12, 1996


Here are some interesting statistics about June 12, 1996:

  • 10,170 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,452 weeks have passed.
  • 878,688,000 seconds have passed since June 12, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,025,136,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 453,403,008,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 146,448,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 75,567,168 steps. That's roughly 33,585 miles.
  • 10,544,256 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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