July 2nd, 1996

July 2nd, 1996, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 184 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since July 2nd, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 2nd, 1996:

  • Independence Day (1996) is released.


Fictional Date

July 2nd, 1996 relates to an event in a movie, book, game or television series:

  • Independence Day (1996): Alien ships destroy multiple cities around the world.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 2nd, 1996:

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

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Nutty Professor" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 2nd, 1996 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching.

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, 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 Nutty Professor 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Roseanne", "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Gargoyles" and "Father Ted".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Command & Conquer", "Rayman", "Destruction Derby" and "Resident Evil". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Home Improvement", "Weird Science", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" and "Brotherly Love". Popular toys include the likes of "Jenga", "Yo-yo", "Nerf Blaster" and "PlayStation (PS1)".


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 July 2nd, 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.

  • Independence Day.

    Independence Day, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, was being shown in movie theaters at the time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 24 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since July 2nd, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 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 July 2nd, 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 836262000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 2nd, 1996:

  • 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.
  • June 30th, 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.
  • This date: July 2nd, 1996
  • July 4th, 1996: Hotmail (later renamed to Outlook.com) is launched by Microsoft.
  • July 5th, 1996: Dolly the sheep becomes the world's first successfully cloned mammal.
  • July 8th, 1996: The Spice Girls release their single Wannabe.
  • July 15th, 1996: The first episode of Kenan & Kel is aired.
  • July 19th, 1996: Muhammad Ali lights the flame at the 1996 Olympics.
  • July 22nd, 1996: The first episode of "The Daily Show" is aired.
  • July 27th, 1996: A bomb explodes during a concert at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • July 30th, 1996: Soccer: Alan Shearer joins Newcastle United for £15 million.
  • July 31st, 1996: Rapper Seagram is killed in a drive-by shooting.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 2nd, 1996, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 2nd, 1996 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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:

  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • 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

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Fade to Black - Action-adventure game.
  • Quake - A first-person-shooter game.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 2nd of July:


Weather

Weather information for July 2nd, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.2 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 70.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.33 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.28 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on July 2nd, 1996?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 2nd, 1996?

  • John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on July 2nd, 1996 was probably conceived around the 23rd of September, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 2nd, 1996 is the 11th of April, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 2nd, 1996.

  • 9,059 days have passed since this date.
  • 782,697,600 seconds have passed since the July 2nd, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 913,147,200 times.
  • Since July 2nd, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 403,871,961,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 130,449,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,311,994 steps. That's about 29,916 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,392,371 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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