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July 22nd, 1996.

July 22nd, 1996, was a Monday. It was day 204 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since July 22nd, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 22nd, 1996?

  • The first episode of "The Daily Show" is aired.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 1996.

  • United States: You're Makin' Me High - Toni Braxton
  • United Kingdom: Wannabe - Spice Girls

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Independence Day" was at the top of the box office on July 22nd, 1996.

Take me back to July 22nd, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 22nd, 1996 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song You're Makin' Me High by Toni Braxton is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wannabe by Spice Girls is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Independence Day 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 "Home Improvement", "Mad About You", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Pinky and the Brain". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tekken 2", "Rayman", "Phantasmagoria" and "Duke Nukem 3D".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Rugrats", "Living Single", "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and "Sister, Sister". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Nerf Blaster, Mighty Max, 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure and Tickle Me Elmo.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 22nd, 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.

  • Tamagotchi.

    The popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" was spreading across America and Europe during this time.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 24 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since July 22nd, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 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 22nd, 1996, will be 24 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1996 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 837990000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 22nd, 1996.

  • 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.
  • July 2nd, 1996: Independence Day (1996) is released.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 22nd, 1996
  • 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.
  • August 2nd, 1996: The movie Matilda (1996) is released.
  • August 15th, 1996: The Nokia 9000 Communicator is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 22nd, 1996, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Cancer is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 22nd, 1996 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of mid-1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Kenan & Kel - Nickelodeon TV show about two friends called Kenan and Kel.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 22nd, 1996.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1996.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1996.

  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • The Tamagotchi
  • 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • The 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 people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

1996 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 22nd of July.

Weather on July 22nd, 1996.

Historical weather information for July 22nd, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 24.39 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on July 22nd, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 22nd, 1996 was most likely conceived around the 13th of October, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 22nd, 1996 is close to the 1st of May, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 22nd, 1996.

  • A total of 9,058 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,294 weeks have passed.
  • 782,611,200 seconds have passed since the July 22nd, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 913,046,400 times.
  • Since July 22nd, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 403,827,379,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 130,435,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,304,563 steps. That's about 29,913 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,391,334 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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