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September 13th, 1996.

September 13th, 1996, was a Friday. It was day 257 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

24 years, 9 months and 0 days have passed since September 13th, 1996.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on September 13th, 1996?

  • The first episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" is aired.
  • Rapper Tupac Shakur (2Pac) dies six days after being shot in Las Vegas.

Born on September 13th, 1996.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Playboi Carti: Rapper.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on September 13th, 1996.

  • United States: Macarena - Los Del Rio
  • United Kingdom: Flava - Peter Andre
Play the top hits 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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Maximum Risk" was at the top of the box office on September 13th, 1996.

Take me back to September 13th, 1996!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is September 13th, 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.

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, Flava by Peter Andre is the number one hit song.

Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie Maximum Risk 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.

Meanwhile, in technology news, CDs have become the dominant format for music. People are buying CD players and the portable CD players such as the "Discman". As a result, the older cassette tape format is continuing to decline in sales. 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. The world is in shock following the recent murder of rap star Tupac Shakur. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Mad About You", "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" and "7th Heaven".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Air Combat", "Phantasmagoria", "Resident Evil" and "Quake". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Roseanne", "Doug", "X-Men: The Animated Series" and "Hang Time". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Sylvanian Families, Mighty Max, Action Man 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 September 13th, 1996.

  • The death of Tupac Shakur.

    The death of Tupac Shakur.

    Rapper Tupac Shakur passed away on September 13th, 1996, after being shot multiple times in Las Vegas. His death focused the media's attention on the West Coast - East Coast rivalry and the world of gangsta rap.

  • 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.

    Macarena.

    A dance called the "Macarena" became a craze in the second half of 1996.

  • The Nokia 9000 Communicator.

    The Nokia 9000 Communicator.

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

  • Kenan & Kel airs on Nickelodeon.

    Kenan & Kel airs on Nickelodeon.

    In July of 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 Tamagotchi.

    The Tamagotchi.

    In 1996, the popularity of a handheld digital pet called the "Tamagotchi" spread across America and Europe.

  • 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 called David Ho was named as the 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 as 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.

  • The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation.

    The PlayStation (PS1) was released in September of 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.

  • CDs become the dominant format.

    CDs become the dominant format.

    From the mid-1990s onward, CDs became the dominant format for music. CD players and the "Discman" increased in popularity while sales of cassette tapes and vinyl records continued to peter out.

  • Mid-1990s fashion.

    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.

  • Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    Kids are reading Goosebumps.

    During the mid-1990s, 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 a common household item.

    VCRs are a common household item.

    During this period, people were 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.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held games 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 24 years, 9 months and 0 days have passed since September 13th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 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 13th, 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 842569200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around September 13th, 1996.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 13th, 1996, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 13th, 1996 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.

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.

  • Everybody Loves Raymond - TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on September 13th, 1996.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1996.

  • Blue's Clues
  • 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

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.

  • 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.
  • Twisted Metal - Vehicular combat game.
  • Phantasmagoria - Point-and-click adventure horror game.
  • Destruction Derby - Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
  • Air Combat - Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out September 13th, 2002 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 13th of September.

Weather on September 13th, 1996.

Historical weather information for September 13th, 1996.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.67 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.86cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.83 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 13th, 1996.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on September 13th, 1996.

Irish Taoiseach.

John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 13th, 1996 was most likely conceived around the 5th of December, 1995.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 13th, 1996 is close to the 23rd of June, 1997.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 13th, 1996.

  • A total of 9,039 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,291 weeks have passed.
  • 780,969,600 seconds have passed since the September 13th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 911,131,200 times.
  • Since September 13th, 1996, the earth has travelled approximately 402,980,313,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 130,161,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 67,163,386 steps. That's about 29,850 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,371,635 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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