October 10th, 1996

October 10th, 1996, fell on a Thursday. It was day 284 of 1996. The decade was the 1990s.

23 years, 11 months and 15 days have passed since October 10th, 1996.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 10th, 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.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 10th, 1996 and it's a Thursday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Macarena by Los Del Rio is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Setting Sun by Chemical Brothers is the number one hit song. Bill Clinton is currently the President of the United States and the movie First Wives Club 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. A new video game console called the "Nintendo 64" has just been released. It is currently competing against the Sony PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Mad About You", "Party of Five", "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Air Combat", "Quake", "Die Hard Trilogy" and "Crash Bandicoot". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Married... with Children", "Animaniacs", "The Nanny" and "Hang Time". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "G.I. Joe (figures)", "Mighty Max" and "12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure".


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 October 10th, 1996.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gillian Anderson

    X-Files actress Gillian Anderson (Agent Scully) is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 1996.

  • David Ho

    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.

  • The Nintendo 64 is released.

    On the 29th of September, 1996, The Nintendo 64 games console was released in North America. For many kids (and adults), this would have been the go-to present for Christmas 1996.

  • Build-up to the 1996 United States presidential election.

    The 1996 United States presidential election was just around the corner, as incumbent Democratic President Bill Clinton went head-to-head against Republican candidate Bob Dole. Throughout the build-up, Clinton managed to maintain a consistent lead in the polls.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 23 years, 11 months and 15 days have passed since October 10th, 1996.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 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 October 10th, 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 844902000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 10th, 1996:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 10th, 1996, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1996 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 10th, 1996 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.

1996 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1996.

"Hey Arnold!" - "Arthur" - "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" - "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm" - "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"


1996 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1996:

  • Bop It
  • Nintendo 64
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • Tamagotchi
  • 12" talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure
  • 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

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 10th of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 10th of October:

  • Double Ten Day (Taiwan)

Weather

Weather information for October 10th, 1996:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.61 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 11.43cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.33 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Bill Clinton was the President of the United States on October 10th, 1996.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 10th, 1996 was probably conceived around the 1st of January, 1996. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 10th, 1996 is the 20th of July, 1997. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 10th, 1996.

  • 8,751 days have passed since this date.
  • 756,086,400 seconds have passed since the October 10th, 1996.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 882,100,800 times.
  • Since October 10th, 1996, earth has travelled approximately 390,140,582,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 126,014,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 65,023,430 steps. That's about 28,899 miles!
  • Since this date, 9,073,037 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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