July 4th, 1996, fell on a Thursday. It was day 186 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
24 years, 6 months and 19 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. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Family Matters", "Home Improvement", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "Star Trek: Voyager".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Command & Conquer", "Tekken 2", "Destruction Derby" and "Resident Evil". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Nanny", "Weird Science", "Pinky and the Brain" and "Brotherly Love". Popular toys include the likes of "Yo-yo", "Littlest Pet Shop", "Action Man" 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 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.
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.
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.
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, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, was being shown in movie theaters at the time.
Basic facts and information about this date:
24 years, 6 months and 19 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 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.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 4th, 1996?
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 4th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 25th of September, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 4th, 1996 is the 13th of April, 1997. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 4th, 1996.
8,969 days have passed since this date.
774,925,200 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 904,079,400 times.
Since July 4th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 399,861,403,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 129,154,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 66,643,567 steps. That's about 29,619 miles!
Since this date, 9,299,102 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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