September 13th, 1996, was a Friday. It was Day 257 of 1996. The decade was the Nineties.
27 years and 15 days have passed since September 13th, 1996.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.
What happened on September 13th, 1996?
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 13th, 1996.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Maximum Risk" was at the top of the box office on this day.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 13th, 1996.
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 often-violent world of gangsta rap.
On August 31st, 1996, a new platform video game called "Crash Bandicoot" was released for the PlayStation.
A dance called the "Macarena" became a craze in the second half of 1996.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A scientist named David Ho was named Time Person of the Year in 1996 because of his pioneering contributions to HIV/AIDS research.
The X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) was named FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1996.
The song "Change the World" by Eric Clapton went on to win a Grammy for 1996's Song of the Year.
The Sony PlayStation (PS1) was released in September 1995. It was one of the best-selling video game consoles of the 1990s.
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.
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.
A new global, interconnected network called the Internet was beginning to grow. However, it was still a novelty.
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".
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.
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.
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.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
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.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around September 13th, 1996.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in September 1996.
Everybody Loves Raymond
TV show about a sports write called Raymond Barone.
Family drama series.
3rd Rock from the Sun
Show about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth.
TV series about the military's Judge Advocate General division.
Xena: Warrior Princess
TV series about a warrior princess who travels around fighting bad guys.
Irish comedy TV series about a group of Catholic priests.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Trek: Voyager
Kathryn Janeway is the captain of a starship that is lost in space and must find its way back home.
Sitcom about a group of friends living in New York City.
Touched by an Angel
TV series about a group of angels.
Hospital drama series.
Party of Five
TV show about five siblings whose parents died in a car accident.
Soap drama that is set in space.
Fran Fine becomes a nanny in wealthy widower Maxwell Sheffield's home.
Walker, Texas Ranger
Starring Chuck Norris.
Sitcom about a therapist / talk-show host called Dr. Frasier Crane.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Superman TV series starring Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher.
Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully team up to investigate the paranormal.
Beavis and Butt-Head
Adult animated comedy series.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Spin-off of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
American Western drama.
Mad About You
Starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser.
Comedian Martin Lawrence plays the role of a radio talk show host.
Drama series about lifeguards. Starring David Hasselhoff.
Step by Step
American television sitcom.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1996.
Superman: The Animated Series
Pinky and the Brain
In the House
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
The Secret World of Alex Mack
The Magic School Bus
Sweet Valley High
Boy Meets World
Rocko's Modern Life
Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Bill Nye the Science Guy
X-Men: The Animated Series
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
Beverly Hills, 90210
Round the Twist
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Married... with Children
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1996.
Tickle Me Elmo
12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
Tyco Rebound RC Car
Street Sharks Action Figures
The PlayStation (PS1)
The Sega Saturn
Styrofoam plane gliders
Fisher-Price Great Adventures Castle
Casio Secret Sender 6000
Jurassic Park: Young Tyrannosaurus Rex
Matchbox Car Wash
Littlest Pet Shop
Tiger 2-XL Talking Robot
Super Soaker (water gun)
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
The SEGA Game Gear
G.I. Joe (figures)
Fear Street books
Cabbage Patch Kids
Popular video games that people were playing in September of 1996.
Platform video game that was developed by Naughty Dog.
Nights into Dreams
Published by Sega for the Sega Saturn.
Die Hard Trilogy
Game based on the Die Hard movie series.
Fade to Black
A first-person-shooter game.
Ridge Racer Revolution
Developed and published by Namco for the Sony PlayStation.
Zombie horror survival game.
Duke Nukem 3D
First-person shooter game that was published by GT Interactive Software.
Virtua Fighter 2
Fighting video game developed by Sega.
Vehicular combat game.
Point-and-click adventure horror game.
Combat racing video game for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Platform game that was released for the SNES.
Fighting video game developed by Rare.
Combat flight simulator game for the PlayStation.
Mortal Kombat 3
The third installment in the series. Fighters band together to fight off an invasion from Shao Kahn.
Theme park construction simulator that was released on various platforms.
Puzzle adventure game.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 13th.
Historical weather information for September 13th, 1996.
Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on September 13th, 1996.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
John Bruton was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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