The 7th of October, 1996, fell on a Monday. Day 281 of 1996. Decade: 1990s.
23 years, 3 months and 17 days have passed since the 7th of October, 1996.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 7th of October, 1996:
The Fox News Channel is launched by News Corporation.
The song Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 7th of October, 1996:
United States: Macarena - Los Del Rio
United Kingdom: Setting Sun - Chemical Brothers
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "First Wives Club" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 7th of October, 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 7th of October:
7th of October, 2016: Russia is publicly accused of trying to interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election.
7th of October, 2016: Private emails from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign are released by Wikileaks.
7th of October, 2016: Donald Trump's "Grab her by the p*ssy" comments are released by The Washington Post.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - TV show about a high school student with magical powers.
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm - Short-lived cartoon series that was based on the Mortal Kombat universe.
Clueless - TV show about a group of friends that live in the posh neighborhood of Beverly Hills.
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.
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 7th of October, 1996.
8,508 days have passed since this date.
735,094,800 seconds have passed since the 7th of October, 1996.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 857,610,600 times.
Since the 7th of October, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 379,308,916,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 122,515,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 63,218,153 steps. That's about 28,097 miles!
Since this date, 8,821,138 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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