July 4th, 1996, fell on a Thursday. It was day 186 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since July 4th, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 4th, 1996:
Hotmail (later renamed to Outlook.com) is launched by Microsoft.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4th, 1996:
United States: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
United Kingdom: Three Lions - Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds
Movie Box Office
What 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 4th, 1996 and it's a Thursday. America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together. 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.
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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Roseanne", "Party of Five" and "Friends".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Command & Conquer", "Tekken 2", "Destruction Derby" and "Quake". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Living Single", "The Nanny" and "Friends". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Yo-yo", "Mighty Max", "PlayStation (PS1)" and "Tamagotchi".
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 4th, 1996.
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.
X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
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.
Independence Day, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, was being shown in movie theaters at the time.
Basic facts and information about this date:
24 years, 1 months and 1 days have passed since July 4th, 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 4th, 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 836434800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 4th, 1996:
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.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4th, 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 4th, 1996 falls under the Woodpecker.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
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:
Tickle Me Elmo
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of July:
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 4th, 1996.
8,798 days have passed since this date.
760,147,200 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 886,838,400 times.
Since July 4th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 392,235,955,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,691,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,372,659 steps. That's about 29,055 miles!
Since this date, 9,121,766 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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