August 23rd, 1996

August 23rd, 1996, fell on a Friday. It was day 236 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since August 23rd, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 23rd, 1996:

  • Irish crime: 25-year-old Fiona Pender goes missing from Tullamore, Co. Offaly.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 1996:

  • United States: Macarena - Los Del Rio
  • United Kingdom: Wannabe - Spice Girls

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Island of Dr. Moreau" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 23rd, 1996 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1996 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Macarena by Los Del Rio 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 Island of Dr. Moreau 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 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Family Matters", "ER" and "Kenan & Kel".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Rayman", "Destruction Derby", "Phantasmagoria" and "Duke Nukem 3D". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Simpsons", "Rosie and Jim", "Pinky and the Brain" and "Brotherly Love". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Sylvanian Families", "G.I. Joe (figures)", "Super Soaker (water gun)" and "Tickle Me Elmo".


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 August 23rd, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 24 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since August 23rd, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 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 August 23rd, 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 840754800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 23rd, 1996:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 23rd, 1996, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 23rd, 1996 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

1996 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1996.

  • Kenan & Kel
  • 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.

  • Die Hard Trilogy - Game based on the Die Hard movie series.
  • 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.
  • Air Combat - Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 23rd, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.6 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 75.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 24.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 9.91cm.

US President

Who was the US President on August 23rd, 1996?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 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 August 23rd, 1996 was probably conceived around the 14th of November, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 23rd, 1996 is the 2nd of June, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 23rd, 1996.

  • 8,955 days have passed since this date.
  • 773,715,600 seconds have passed since the August 23rd, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 902,668,200 times.
  • Since August 23rd, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 399,237,249,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 128,952,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 66,539,542 steps. That's about 29,573 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,284,587 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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