September 4th, 1996, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 248 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.
23 years, 10 months and 8 days have passed since September 4th, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on September 4th, 1996:
"Tonight, Tonight" by The Smashing Pumpkins wins Video of the Year at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 4th, 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 September 4th, 1996 and it's a Wednesday. Schools have started back and autumn has arrived, so temperatures have started to cool and trees are beginning to shed their leaves. 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 "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Ellen", "Touched by an Angel" and "Brotherly Love". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Destruction Derby", "Duke Nukem 3D", "Resident Evil" and "Die Hard Trilogy".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Living Single", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters", "Hang Time" and "Brotherly Love". Popular toys include the likes of "Sylvanian Families", "Nerf Blaster", "Littlest Pet Shop" and "Sky Dancers".
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 September 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.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
23 years, 10 months and 8 days have passed since September 4th, 1996.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 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 September 4th, 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 841791600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around September 4th, 1996:
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 4th, 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: September 4th, 1996 falls under the Bear.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
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" - "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
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Littlest Pet Shop
Super Soaker (water gun)
G.I. Joe (figures)
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of September:
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about September 4th, 1996.
8,712 days have passed since this date.
752,716,800 seconds have passed since the September 4th, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 878,169,600 times.
Since September 4th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 388,401,868,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 125,452,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 64,733,645 steps. That's about 28,771 miles!
Since this date, 9,032,602 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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