September 1, 1996 Labor Day weekend

September 1, 1996, was a Sunday. It was 27 years, 10 months, and 11 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.


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People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 1, 1996:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 1, 1996

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) - Los Del Rio
  • I Love You Always Forever - Donna Lewis
  • Hit Me Off - New Edition
  • Twisted - Keith Sweat
  • Loungin - LL Cool J
Play the top singles from 1996
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.
The Crow

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Crow" was at the top of the box office on September 1, 1996.


This date occurred 10,176 days ago. Approximately 339 months have passed. It was the 245th day of 1996, in week 35. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on September 1, 1996, are now 27 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 1996 was a leap year, which means that it had an extra day in February. The Earth has experienced 113 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to September 1, 1996

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is September 1, 1996, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. In the United States, it is Labor Day weekend. People are attending barbecues and other gatherings. To many Americans, Labor Day represents the end of summer 1996. In America, the song "Macarena" by Los Del Rio is at the top of the singles charts, while "Wannabe" by Spice Girls is the number-one song in the UK.

Bill Clinton is the President of the United States, and the movie The Crow is at the top of the box office. John Major is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Married... with Children", "Step by Step", "The Nanny", and "7th Heaven".

A new form of communication called "text messaging" is starting to become more widespread. However, it can only be done if both the sender and the receiver are on the same cell network. Meanwhile, a global system called "the Internet" is also starting to take off. Each day, more and more people are learning how to send emails and browse "websites" on the World Wide Web by connecting their IBM computers to noisy dial-up modems. In fashion, "grunge" clothing has fallen out of favor, 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 schoolgirl" look.

The CD is quickly becoming the dominant format for music, and people are buying portable players such as the "Discman". Consequently, sales of cassette tapes are continuing to decline. 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.

A new dance craze called the "Macarena" is all the rage at the moment. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Tupac Shakur, Yaki Kadafi, Tiny Tim, and Carl Sagan would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Theme Park", "Phantasmagoria", "Ridge Racer Revolution", and "Fade to Black".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Rugrats", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", "Weird Science", and "Goosebumps". Children are playing with toys such as Polly Pocket, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), the Tamagotchi, and Tickle Me Elmo.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 1, 1996.

  • Crash Bandicoot is released.

    Crash Bandicoot is released

    On August 31st, 1996, a new platform video game called "Crash Bandicoot" was released for the PlayStation.
  • Macarena.


    A dance called the "Macarena" became a craze in the second half of 1996.
  • Kenan & Kel airs on Nickelodeon.

    Kenan & Kel airs on Nickelodeon

    In August 1996, a new sitcom called "Kenan & Kel" began to air on Nickelodeon. The show followed the "misadventures" of two friends who lived in Chicago, Illinois.
  • The Nokia 9000 Communicator.

    The Nokia 9000 Communicator

    The Nokia 9000 Communicator was released on April 15th, 1996. It was one of the first smartphones on the market. The phone had 8MB of memory and came equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard.
  • The Tamagotchi.

    The Tamagotchi

    Back in 1996, it seemed like everyone had a handheld digital pet called the Tamagotchi. The egg-shaped device contained a pixelated creature that the owner had to feed and play minigames with. It also left behind digital droppings that needed to be cleaned up on a regular basis.
  • 1996 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 1996?

    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.
  • David Ho.

    David Ho

    A scientist named David Ho was named Time Person of the Year in 1996 because of his pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.
  • Gillian Anderson.

    Gillian Anderson

    The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
  • 1996 in movies.

    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.
  • Best football players 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.
  • The English Patient.

    The English Patient

    "The English Patient" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.
  • Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    Eric Clapton - "Change the World"

    The song "Change the World" by Eric Clapton went on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.
  • Sony PlayStation.

    Sony PlayStation

    The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
  • CDs have become the dominant music format.

    CDs have become the dominant music format

    By this stage, the CD had become the dominant music format. Consequently, sales of CD players and the "Discman" continued to increase. Meanwhile, people were beginning to replace their cassette players.
  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    Mid-1990s fashion

    During the mid-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.
  • The Internet is growing.

    The Internet is growing

    A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps

    Kids were reading Goosebumps, which was a series of children's horror books that were written by author R. L. Stine. The original series included books such as "Monster Blood", "Say Cheese and Die!" and "The Barking Ghost".
  • VCRs are common household items.

    VCRs are common household items

    Everyone was using VCRs to watch tapes of movies and TV shows. The device also gave people the ability to record programs and films onto a blank tape.
  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    A hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land, and a number of Pokémon releases.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 1, 1996.

  • August 2, 1996: The fantasy film "Matilda", starring Danny DeVito and Mara Wilson, is released in movie theaters.
  • August 6, 1996: Punk band "The Ramones" play their final show.
  • August 15, 1996: The Nokia 9000 Communicator is released.
  • August 17, 1996: The first episode of Kenan & Kel is aired.
  • August 23, 1996:
    • Irish crime: 25-year-old Fiona Pender goes missing from Tullamore, Co. Offaly.
    • al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden declares war against the United States because of its presence in Saudi Arabia.
  • August 25, 1996: The Steve Harvey Show is broadcasted for the first time.
  • August 26, 1996: The first episode of "7th Heaven" is broadcasted.
  • August 27, 1996: Polish fashion model Agnieszka Kotlarska is stabbed to death by a stalker in Wroclaw, Poland.
  • August 28, 1996: The divorce of Lady Diana and Prince Charles is finalized.
  • August 31, 1996:
    • The game "Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall" is released for the PC.
    • The game Crash Bandicoot is released on the PlayStation.
    • The video game "Die Hard Trilogy" is released.
  • This date: September 1, 1996
  • September 2, 1996: The Fugees release their song "Ready or Not".
  • September 4, 1996: "Tonight, Tonight" by The Smashing Pumpkins wins Video of the Year at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 7, 1996:
    • Boxing: Mike Tyson defeats Bruce Seldon by a 1st-round knockout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    • Rap star Tupac Shakur (2Pac) is shot four times in Las Vegas.
  • September 8, 1996: The first episode of "Blue's Clues" is aired.
  • September 9, 1996: The mobile phone "Nokia 8110" is announced.
  • September 13, 1996:
    • The first episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" is aired.
    • Rapper Tupac Shakur (2Pac) dies six days after being shot in Las Vegas.
  • September 15, 1996:
    • The song "Time to Say Goodbye" is released by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.
    • Serial killer Ottis Toole dies from liver cirrhosis in prison.
  • September 16, 1996: The first episode of reality court show "Judge Judy" is aired.
  • September 20, 1996: The game "The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall" is released.
  • September 22, 1996: Football: Arsene Wenger is unveiled as the new manager of Arsenal.
  • September 25, 1996: The last Magdalene asylum is closed in Waterford, Ireland.
  • September 27, 1996:
    • The first episode of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" is aired.
    • Former Afghanistan president Mohammad Najibullah is executed by the Taliban.
  • September 29, 1996:
    • The Nintendo 64 is released in North America.
    • Melanie Ethier (15) goes missing in New Liskeard, Canada.
  • September 30, 1996: The futuristic video game "Wipeout 2097" is released for the PlayStation 1.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 1, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 1, 1996 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

Mid-1990s fashion

Photographs of mid-1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in September 1996

Television shows that people were watching in September 1996:

TV shows from September 1996.

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun
Xena: Warrior Princess
Xena: Warrior Princess
Father Ted
Father Ted
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel
Party of Five
Party of Five

Cars in 1996

1996 saw the introduction of cars such as the Citroën Saxo, the Cadillac Catera, the Audi A3, the Honda Logo, the Volvo S70, and the Pontiac Montana.

Cars in 1996.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in September 1996

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

7th Heaven
7th Heaven
Kenan & Kel
Kenan & Kel
Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter's Laboratory

Little Bear
Little Bear
Brotherly Love
Brotherly Love
Hang Time
Hang Time
Pinky and the Brain
Pinky and the Brain
Timon & Pumbaa
Timon & Pumbaa

Toys in 1996

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Tickle Me Elmo
Tickle Me Elmo
The Tamagotchi
The Tamagotchi
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Styrofoam plane gliders
Sky Dancers
Sky Dancers
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in September 1996.

Crash Bandicoot 1996
Crash Bandicoot
Nights into Dreams 1996
Nights into Dreams
Die Hard Trilogy 1996
Die Hard Trilogy
Fade to Black 1996
Fade to Black
Quake 1996
Ridge Racer Revolution 1996
Ridge Racer Revolution
Resident Evil 1996
Resident Evil
Alien Trilogy 1996
Alien Trilogy
Duke Nukem 3D 1996
Duke Nukem 3D
Virtua Fighter 2 1996
Virtua Fighter 2
FIFA Soccer 96 1995
FIFA Soccer 96
Twisted Metal 1995
Twisted Metal

Were you born on September 1, 1996?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1996.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 1, 2002, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 1.

Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty

American country singer Deceased
Born on September 1, 1933
He was not alive on this date.

Dr. Phil McGraw

Dr. Phil McGraw

Television host
Born on September 1, 1950
He turned 46 on this day in 1996.

Bam Bam Bigelow

Bam Bam Bigelow

Wrestler Deceased
Born on September 1, 1961
He turned 35 on this day in 1996.

Ray D'Arcy

Ray D'Arcy

Irish TV presenter
Born on September 1, 1964
He turned 32 on this day in 1996.

Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Born on September 1, 1971
He turned 25 on this day in 1996.

Daniel Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge

English soccer player
Born on September 1, 1989
He turned 7 on this day in 1996.



BTS member
Born on September 1, 1997
He was born exactly one year after this date.


US President

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 1, 1996.


UK Prime Minister

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 1, 1996 was most likely conceived around December 10, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 1, 1996 is close to May 25, 1997.

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Stats for September 1, 1996


Here are some interesting statistics about September 1, 1996:

  • 10,176 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,453 weeks have passed.
  • 879,206,400 seconds have passed since September 1, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,025,740,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 453,670,502,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 146,534,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 75,611,750 steps. That's roughly 33,605 miles.
  • 10,550,477 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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