August 31st, 1996

August 31st, 1996, fell on a Saturday. It was day 244 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 10 months and 11 days have passed since August 31st, 1996.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 31st, 1996:

  • The game "Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall" is released for the PC.
  • The game Crash Bandicoot is released on the PlayStation.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 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 "The Crow" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 31st, 1996 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

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 The Crow 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 "Married... with Children", "Family Matters", "Home Improvement" and "Ellen".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Rayman", "Duke Nukem 3D", "Fade to Black" and "Crash Bandicoot". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Magic School Bus", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters", "Brotherly Love" and "Moesha". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Littlest Pet Shop", "Mighty Max", "Sky Dancers" 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 August 31st, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 23 years, 10 months and 11 days have passed since August 31st, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 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 31st, 1996, will be 23 years of age.
  • People born in 1996 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 841446000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 1996:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 1996, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 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.

  • 7th Heaven - Family drama series.
  • 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.

1996 - Kid's TV

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

"7th Heaven" - "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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 31st, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 19 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.06 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on August 31st, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 1996 was probably conceived around the 22nd of November, 1995. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 1996 is the 10th of June, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Crash Bandicoot - Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 1996.

  • 8,715 days have passed since this date.
  • 752,976,000 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 878,472,000 times.
  • Since August 31st, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 388,535,616,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 125,496,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,755,936 steps. That's about 28,780 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,035,712 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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